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GTA: Vice City coming soon to iOS and Android

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GTA: Vice City coming soon to iOS and Android
Grand Theft Auto has been a hallmark franchise in video gaming, and it looks like Rockstar wants to keep up its support for mobile versions of its games. Last year, we saw GTA III hit mobile, and Vice City is about to follow suit with release on iOS and Android.

The details are a bit sparse right now. Rockstar has simply announced that like the 10 year anniversary edition of GTA III that came last year, Vice City is on the way to mark the 10 year anniversary of that game. GTA: Vice City was originally released on October 29th, 2002, but we're going to have to wait until "later this fall" for Vice City to hit mobile devices. Of course, there is less than two months to go in fall this year, so we won't have to wait long. 

Rockstar is promising that the iOS and Android versions of Vice City will feature "native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms." Anyone else excited for this? 

And, if tradition holds, this means we'll be getting GTA: San Andreas next year. 

source: Rockstar via Polygon

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posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:39 10

1. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


"Shut up, sit down, relax..." Tommy Vercetti

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:58 1

13. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


The No.1 Video Game Bad A** of all time!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:41

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


see i don't know what GTA games were the best ones because i never really got into them. i liked playing the games with friends but i never really kept track of what they were or remembered details about them to use as a basis of comparison for the other games. i have GTA III for Android but i've barely played it. would Vice City be more enticing to play?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:08 10

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2691; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The gameplay is similar, though Vice City adds motorcycles, boats, airplanes, and Ray Liotta as the main character.

The key to GTA games, which is sometimes lost by mobile players, is that you have to play with the sound on. The voice acting and radio stations make the games what they are. Just go the IMDb and check out the voice cast for Vice City, it's impressive:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314123/

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:53 1

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


I agree on the sounds part, it makes everything alot more intresting. I was playing GTA 3 on PC 2 weeks back, and with the radio on and not skipping the cutscenes it mad the game hell of alot more interesting and fun......even as old as it is its still fun to play............It made me want to buy Part 4 and try and beat it since i never finished it back in 08 when it came out........currently playing part 4 and trying to beat it cuz GTA 5 is coming out next year and the trailer for it looks amazing hands down....

Heres the trailer for part 5 if interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 21:40 2

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2691; Member since: 26 May 2011)


GTA IV was the first one that I didn't play all the way through. It was good, but the visuals on the PS3 started to grate on me after a while (it topped out at 630p), and I just couldn't finish it. Also, I just can't seem to beat games that require more than about 20 hours these days. I just don't have the time.

Looking forward to GTA V, but I doubt I'll beat it.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 22:18 1

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


funny that you mention requiring 20 hours of play and not having time cuz i been having alot of time and im not even halfway done beating gta 4! LOL this game is hella long haha

also im playing it on ps3 with the hdmi cable and it seems fine to me :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 23:16

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the time consuming is why i'm not a huge fan of RPG's. i think my favorite games from last year were Portal 2, Catherine and Gears of War 3.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 03:14

19. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


gta san andreas is my the best game of all time

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:50 1

3. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Grand Theft Auto III is 0,89€ for iOS at this time :) I've bought it... very nice.... Vice City will be even better...

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:54

4. scsa852k (Posts: 302; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I'm still skeptical about spending money on console games on ios or android.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:06 1

5. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


yess!! gta vice city was my favorite gta game ..

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:09 3

7. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


My 2nd fav GTA after San Andreas! :D cant wait to have it on my GS3!!! I cant believe its been 10 freaking years already. The Music in this GTA is also amazing featuring the likes of RUN DMC to Michael Jackson's Billy Jean, going to be epic!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:04

8. Donforreal (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Nexus 10 and San Andreas!! That sounds about perfect to me :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:46 2

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1820; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


These games are nowhere near as good on mobile as they are on home console, that's my two-cents.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:40

10. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


personally, gta 3 looks way better on my evo 4g lte than it did on ps2. no boxy claw fingers haha and smooth animations. can't wait for vice city!!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:54

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Hopefully all cheats are still there :D

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 21:19 2

14. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 439; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Wow phones are now capable of running these PC games

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 07:29

22. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This game dates ten years back and I actually think high end phones are capable of matching pc games from five years ago.

I played COD 2 on a pc in 2007 and you know what?
I find Modern Combat 3 already (released on IOS last year and on android in may ) as more impressive in comparison.. in almost every respect.
Playing a Galaxy s3 version these days and it is tons of fun.. once you get used to touch screen controls they are actually great.

Check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5o3LQreyXY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 02:21 1

18. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Should look great on my Galaxy Note 2

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 04:12 1

20. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Is this the game i played on my WINDOWS ten years ago? talk about a late port :D

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 06:32

21. ilovegoogle67 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


if it will support my phone than i am exited

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:07

23. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Window Phone 8/ Windows 8?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:56

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Why, I thought you WP fans don't give a damn about apps android and IOS can give you .
Go pick up that Lumia 920, I've heard Gameloft is planning to release 10 games for it.. next year.
Yeah, the same Gameloft that will release 35 games for IOS and Android this year.

Rockstar games on WP 8?
Dream on.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:44

25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


whats with the hate, seriously do you really need to direct whatever crap you have at users or supporters or what ever you want to call them of other os's

i could understand if he had commented in the usual fanboy way but he didnt.

wp8 gets so mych hate, is it from fanboys feeling threatened others might jump to them or just some sad delusion you believe your part of an android army or ios army or some crap

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 09:05

26. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Look, I appreciate you trying to address the issue, and I appreciate the peacemaker stance but the issue I have with windows phone is not the hate or "feeling threatened " but simply the observation that annoys me - the ignorance and shallowness and anti android bias (also based on ignorance ) coming from so many windows and Nokia fans.
Take the comment I responded to.
Who in his right mind would expect from Rockstar games to make games for a completely marginal market called windows phone at this point?
They released only two ports on android and IOS in last 12 months (Max Payne and GTA ).
If they make one for WP, they could hope to sell a few thousands copies at best.

Established mobile game studios such as Gameloft, EA etc can get a subsidy or exclusive by Microsoft or Nokia but for those who can't, investing in WP is just throwing money at this point

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 11:03

27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well there is hardly any anit android bias on here in the comments section, except the ocassional simple minded ifan and some windows fans (there aint many nokia fans on here) but windows gets a harsher treatment from many android users.....basically its both ways

but lets just give wp8 a chance, look at android and how far its come in a short time if wp8 becomes established then it will get the same treatment in games etc as android and iOS

me myself wouldnt expect too much at the start in games etc but microsoft are big and if they more fast who knows

anyways i see your point get what you mean, just from your comment it seemed more like you hate wp8. its shaping up to be a real competitor

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:28

28. aco96 (Posts: 212; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Nokia Belle please....

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:42

29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


theres no way that would happen, developers have abandoned belle sadly

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