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Rockstar Games to Release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to Android This Fall

To celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary (Oct. 29), Rockstar Games has announced that they are to release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile devices in the Fall. For those unfamiliar, Vice City is the next game after the first GTA that was made available for the PlayStation 2 that made stealing cars, getting wanted by the FBI, and other illegal activities involving women fun as can be. The game takes places in the 80s and takes certain aspects from much of that decade’s culture such as movies, music, and video games. 

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was originally released in October 2002 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, just one year after its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto III, changed the gaming landscape forever with its combination of open-world freedom, humor and action in a living, breathing city. Vice City expanded upon the open world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto III, combined with nostalgia for the 1980s to create one of the true high points in the marriage of video games and mainstream pop culture, loved by hardcore gamers and casual players alike. The upcoming mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the full experience to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms.

I don’t know about any of you, but GTA: VC changed the way I looked at video games. I couldn’t get enough of this title and I’m extremely stoked that it’s making its way to Android. As soon as we have a date to share, we’ll update you all.

Via: Kotaku

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Cheers Nick! 

  • sk3litor

    Ahhhh. Lost my gaming virginity to VC. Unless of coarse you count NHL 93 and 94 for genisis.(best games of all time IMO :-P )

  • Mario Mendez

    GTA: San Andreas came out October 26, 2004 so that means that the Android port wont come out till October 26, 2014.

  • topsykrett

    WHEN?!

  • enob

    I always loved when the water killed me.

  • Droidzilla

    Too bad I’m no longer 13 or I would be all over this. Trolololol!

  • Trueblue711

    As cool as this, are people actually going to play a game of this depth from start to finish on a mobile device?

    • JB

      Tablet + Sixaxis + PS3 controller = win!

  • http://dasalehaus.wordpress.com/ Enzy

    Step 1: Hire a prostitute.
    Step 2: Get health back from sex with said prostitute (always sounded counter intuitive to me).
    Step 3: Pay prostitute.
    Step 4: Beat up prostitute, get money back.

    Best part of the game.

  • summit1986

    Hopefully the Rhino is still the fastest car in the game… turning the turret backwards and firing repeatedly made this thing a stunt jumping monster. Best exploit ever!

  • summit1986

    Favorite mission was Phnom Penh ’86

  • Bewara2009

    Yes baby I love all grand theft auto series….

  • cb

    YES!

  • DanWazz

    Sweet. Resident Evil next?

  • http://soundcloud.com/section8atl section8atl

    hell yes.

    i hope they improved the driving ui button layout, i never seem to tap the correct areas for turning right now in GTA3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.aurin Mike Aurin

    We can have epic ports of PS2 games but I can’t get a decent port of any N64 games to my phone? Sigh

    • justincase_2008

      I know that feel bro.

    • JoshGroff

      You could just emulate, which is I’m assuming why they aren’t porting them.

      • Droidzilla

        No, it’s because Nintendo doesn’t want anything competing with their own mobile platform (DS series). Like the telnet, cable, and media industries, they’re still clinging to a market model that is slipping away.

  • Aardvark99

    Hope they improved those damn RC helicopter missions!

  • jwjvh

    already 10 years old game.

  • John

    Still blows my mind they’re able to port a game of that magnitude to a mobile device.

    • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

      Agreed

    • justincase_2008

      I want to see Zelda next.

      • JoshGroff

        Well, you can emulate Ocarina and Majoras quite fluidly, but I might consider paying for a port with added features or revamped graphics. (considering I paid for the originals and still have them, there’s nothing wrong with emulating them.) :)

        • justincase_2008

          Yeah i still have a gold case OoT for 64. And Master series on game cube and OoT 3D…

      • EvanTheGamer

        This will never happen, not in a million years. No official releases will ever be ported to any other platform(besides Nintendo platforms that is)…only emulations will have to do.

        • justincase_2008

          Way to go crushing hopes and dreams.

          • EvanTheGamer

            lol, sorry man, but that’s the way Nintendo is. This is not a bad thing. Zelda along with Mario, Donkey Kong, etc. are entirely exclusive to Nintendo, and I would HATE to see those franchises on any other platform…even Android.

  • Josh

    “Vice City is the next game after the first GTA” – Really !?!?! It frollowed GTA 3, so how was it after the first GTA

    • Aardvark99

      So i wasn’t the only one that player GTA 1 and 2?

      • JoshGroff

        I played 1 and 3, but not 2 or the rest.

      • ArrowCool

        I still have the box set at home. I still enjoy playing 1 every now and again with the top down view.

      • Daistaar

        Don’t forget GTA2: The London Missions.

    • justincase_2008

      Im thinking time line wise.

      • WAldenIV

        Vice City takes place in the 80′s. GTA III in the 90′s/00′s. Tim just made another video game mistake.

        • justincase_2008

          I know but didnt GTA 1 take place in the 80′s So that would make GTA Vice after GTA 1 time line wise? Cause GTA 2 was in 2013 and GTA 3 was 90/00′s and GTA 4 was before GTA 2.

          Wait im way off looked up the time line and GTA I is after Vice City. So yeah Tim messed up.
          http://en.wikigta.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Grand_Theft_Auto_series

    • http://www.facebook.com/styliano Styliano Drago Vlassis

      “For those unfamiliar, Vice City is the next game after the first GTA that was made available for the PlayStation 2″

      I understood that it was the second GTA released for PlayStation 2…

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      So much reading fail in this thread… sigh, the author is correct because GTA 1 & 2 where Playstation ONE games…

      Playstation 1
      1997 – Grand Theft Auto
      1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2

      “Vice City is the next game after the first GTA that was made available for the PlayStation 2″

      Playstation 2
      2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
      2002 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
      2004 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
      2005 – Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
      2006 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

      • Nex

        All true

  • Capt. Crunch

    Now if only Nintendo would do something as awesome as this and finally release Pokemon and other classics for mobile.

    • mustbepbs

      Why on earth would they take sales away from their 3DS and DS by releasing them on mobile? They’d also have to charge $30-40 for them, which is completely unheard of in the mobile market.

      I could MAYBE understand releasing the older games, though. Like RBYG-RSE. Even then, they’d make way more money releasing it to the Nintendo eShop as classics.

    • Aardvark99

      Android DS emulators play those games well. Plus you can speed them up, making the grinding in Pokemon actually bearable (or ummm so I hear…).

      • JoshGroff

        Which emulator are you using that can play Pokemon at or above normal speed?

        • Aardvark99

          I’m sorry, I said DS, but I mean Gameboy **Advanced**. My bad! (which had a few Pokemon games, Emerald for one)

          • JoshGroff

            It happens, lol.

            Yeah, ~4-8X speed makes grinding bearable. (allegedly)

  • http://twitter.com/batfandotcom Ben Rollier

    LOVE this game