E3 06: PSPs headed for Vice City

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories announced for Sony's portable system; all-new storyline begins October 2006.

LOS ANGELES--A wave of jubilation followed by a quick turn to frustration hit fans of the Grand Theft Auto series yesterday. First, good news struck when Microsoft officially confirmed that the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto was coming in October. The smile on their faces was temporary though, as said October was a ways away--in 2007, not 2006.

GTA fans jonesing for more 'jacking got a bit of a reprieve today, as Rockstar Games, who had been rather quiet before Tuesday, announced the next dose of their controversial series would be released in October...2006. Following last year's Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Rockstar Leeds is bringing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories to the PSP on October 17, 2006 in North America and October 20 in Europe.

Like LCS before it, VCS will be set in familiar territory compressed to fit on the PSP. It will also feature a new storyline with new missions, but no specific details, including the identity of a protagonist or a time period, were divulged.

"The success of Liberty City Stories on the PSP system was nothing short of spectacular," said Rockstar Games' Sam Houser. "We are excited to once again give our audience a fresh experience in one of their favorite locales in the Grand Theft Auto series, Vice City."

Today's announcement may not come as a surprise to all. In addition to being the next logical step in the series (is GTA: San Andreas Stories around the corner?), Vice City Stories became the subject of rumors when a GTA fan unveiled the Web site www.vicecitystories.com. The simple black page had an authentic-looking logo and the words "Coming 2006 to PSP," but was later revealed simply as an opportunity "just to fool people." The site has since been taken down, and the URL redirects surfers to a GTA fan site.

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112 comments
KingLife
KingLife

2 genius2006... ive been waitin 4 that. but rockstar might wait 4 tha ps3 2 do that since its right around tha corner. id like 2 see wut vice city ad los santos looks like in present day. they keep on goin bakkwards 4 gta. i wanna see tha sequel finally.

Genius2006
Genius2006

How adout an all-new city which plays nowadays?

Ultimate7777777
Ultimate7777777

Yay, another PSP GTA :) They shouldnt remove swimming though. I wonder if Rockstar is gonna be making a San Andreas Stories. Thats gonna be a big environment for the small screen of the PSP!

loser998
loser998

We better be able to swim!!! And how about some harder missions in this one!!!

Unkillable
Unkillable

They should let us swim in the game, I've died many times 'cause I just touched the f*ing water.

PhrozenMenace
PhrozenMenace

This game better be good cause I dont wanna waste my money!

Pointer-Duke
Pointer-Duke

ow yeah more civillian killing for me ?!!!

paronga
paronga

how cheap...i mean seriously

AlphaGholiath
AlphaGholiath

I just hope it will make its way to ps2 as well.

666devil1000
666devil1000

it was great on ps2 why not bring it t o psp. they brought it out on psp because its a great scene and i think it's great, i loved gta vice city so i hope it as good. and it not the only games thats done it. and gta l.c.s. had changed a bet and its not like it was the same story, just the same location.

DarthUltima
DarthUltima

still haven't gotten around to playing LCS but even still this sounds cool.

JeffSoHorny
JeffSoHorny

this is good, but im still not gettin the psp, so the conversion better be better than liberty city stories from psp to ps2

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

vice city...here i come again!

double_darka
double_darka

im sooooo happy, i canot contain myself!!!!!!!

bam29
bam29

Happy to see vice city go portable! I hope Oct. comes soon.

OGTiago
OGTiago

FFS always "Stories" why cant they make a whole new series? lazy tossers. they cant be bothered to make a new city

Mr_Leg
Mr_Leg

i hate it when people dont read the full story and assume the wrong thing in this case saying why play the same game again...answer being if you read a little more you would see its not the same game its a differnt story with all new missions and characters in a city that has been in GTA before.

jghfrhfk
jghfrhfk

A somewhat new Vice City. Awsome!!!

jghfrhfk
jghfrhfk

A somewhat new Vice City. Awsome!!!

GhostDog8
GhostDog8

what time period will this take place in?

Skelitor
Skelitor

Great news. Hope they make new multiplayer games.

mrvercetti91
mrvercetti91

im glad they're making it, because vice city was my favorite gta. but, how are going to make another plot there? vercetti took over the whole town! what are they going to do? vice city 1970's? or maybe you play as a older version of Tommy Vercetti in modern day? either way it's going to be fun. i want to see some gameplay! does anybody agree with me? tell me what you think: egraham1991@hotmail.com

hbk3000
hbk3000

LOL at all the pathetic trolls! Its a new game! The only thing it has with VC is the map everything else is brand new! Its not GTA:Vice city! Anyway MAN the PSP was AMAZING at E3! A real brand new MGS,A brand new Final fantasy,Silent hill:origins,a brand new Rachet and Clanck game,LoccoRocco,A brand new Tekken,Killzone:L(according to previews it was amazing!),Lumines 2 etc' etc'! ^5 PSP owners!

EazyMstar
EazyMstar

Lol @ all u h8ers , The only reason you are crying here is cus u dont have the psp urselfs , But for all uss psp owners this is great. I got Ps2 and Psp and tbh IM soo mutch more excited about the upcomming psp games , Tekken , MGS and now this , WOOOW . 3years ago i couldnt even imagine me playing GTA on a handheld system, The feeling of doing it and soon mgs , yeah its over that feeling u h8ers are crying about , just get a psp , u dont afford with 200 ?

Haku_Ryushi
Haku_Ryushi

Yes, vice city is infact my favorite game and/or city. I cant wait till it comes out. this would be even better than LCS. hopfully you can do new stuff like swim or ride bikes or even more.

fear91
fear91

anyone else agree that we need trailers?

pspmad1
pspmad1

yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss i'll pre-order it i sayed that it would happen after lbs that their would be a vcs

mgsseries4life
mgsseries4life

cant wait to get it!! PSP rocks!! oh wait, i'll preorder it with the PS3!! hehe

maxsteel86
maxsteel86

Rockstar has pushed the limits of a game incredibly far with the GTA series now. Of course its gonna get harder for them to come up with new ideas quickly. Besides, all sequels are pretty much the same as the last but with a few changes and improvements and a new story or something. Ideas are hard to come up with... If I had a good idea, I could buy myself a PSP!:-P

dcangel
dcangel

Just more proof, if any were needed, that Rockstar has no fresh ideas whatsoever.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Excellent... I can't wait for this, should be very good.

shawnomac
shawnomac

this is phenomenal. with this and mgs:portable ops the psp will be killer next year. please fanboys dont take this as 'fightin words'

sniper_99
sniper_99

OMG!!!! I think the next handheld GTA will be called GTA: San Andreas Stories

longstick689
longstick689

i hope it has helicopters and a longer story

axia_777
axia_777

komdosina Wow more ports.---------- Hey, how is this a port? Oh wait, it is not. It is an all new game set in Vice City. Just like GTA: Liberty City Stories. yer such a Sony hater I can smell it on you. I bet you slurp on Microsofts butt and worship the 360 like it is the best thing ever. What a fanboy loser....

Illumination77
Illumination77

Wow. Another glorified expansion pack/ wastered down ps2 port for the psp. What a surprise. Heaven forfend anyone make a NEW game from the ground up insted of just reusing old ps2 levels from 5 years ago.

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

WELL..cool a new PSP game thats gonna be 50 dollars. I can't stand that the psp games are SOOOO much money!

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice i wonder if there will GTA San Andreas Stories...

bonso
bonso

haterz can say what they want. GTA still pulls in the bucks. and the fans. CRY HATERZ, CRY!

T_U_M_E_G
T_U_M_E_G

Good thing I didnt spend 300 bucks on a PSP to get recycled GTA stories...oh wait, I did? ****!