GTA: Vice City coming to iOS, Android

In conjunction with game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar releasing "Anniversary Edition" of 2002 PS2 game for select iOS and Android devices this fall.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City turns ten years old this month, and to celebrate, Rockstar Games will release an "Anniversary Edition" of the game for select iOS and Android devices this fall.

According to Rockstar, GTA: Vice City for mobiles will contain the "full experience" found in the original PlayStation 2 title.

It will feature high-resolution graphics and "several" enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms. These were not specified.

More information on GTA: Vice City for iOS and Android, including a list of compatible devices, will be announced in the coming weeks.

GTA: Vice City is the third ten-year-old Rockstar game to be made available for mobile devices. It follows Grand Theft Auto III and Max Payne, both of which went mobile last year.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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BlackLense
BlackLense

Next time they better release Sand Andreas "Anniversary Edition" for PS Vita.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Ten years ago I was amazed at what Rockstar was able to do with PS2 hardware, and I desperately wanted them to port this game to the PC.

 

Soon, I may be able to play it on my cellular phone.

 

The march of technological progress never ceases to amaze me.

AlexFili
AlexFili

They'll have a tough time making the controls work for Android

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

Easily my favorite one and the peak of the GTA games(I liked San Andreas but Tommy Vercetti > CJ).  Gonna have to wait to get this after I get my new phone in January though as I'm sure I'll be playing the hell out of it.

demixx
demixx

Ps vita release would be nice. It would have better controls over ios and android.

kkee
kkee

Great idea, but like GTA III, the controls will be horrible. These really need to be released on PSN/Xbox Live/Steam etc. with the original control system.

croserII
croserII

the worst part of remake to android is the control,I played duke nukem remake and max payne,I think it's hard to bring 3d shooter game like it was when released

 

CacaPooPoo
CacaPooPoo

I'll definitely be buying this. Vice City is by far my favorite GTA game. The soundtrack is one of the best ever.

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

so why not the Vita?? port this stuff to the Vita show us a little love here COME ON!!!

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

I'm not a big fan of mobile gaming, but regardless, it's pretty damn cool to say you can play Vice City on your cell phone. Ten years ago you probably would have been laughed at yet here we are.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Vice City was the best story.  Man did I love playing that game.

thuglife69
thuglife69

so this means GTA: San Andreas will come out in 2014 because then it will have its own 10 year anniversary makes sense.

 

leeko_link
leeko_link

GTA: Vice City for iOS and androids? Why this? What's so wrong about making a GTA: Vice City & San Andreas HD Collection for PS3 or even the Vita? I don't want to play this butcher port on a butcher device.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Best Grand Theft Auto title from the last console generation.

tmacman
tmacman

The controls will probably suck on the iOS version, just saying.

cloudtyper
cloudtyper

Why cant sony put this games on my vita

Velvet-Valentin
Velvet-Valentin

The Fame Game of my childhood.....Happy old times. Now it will be in my pocket.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Took them long enough. Up next, San Andreas.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Really enjoy GTA 3 on my iPhone/iPad. Very excited for Vice City. I hope they added support for the iPhone 5's screen.

DADA_007
DADA_007

i can't forget vice city ever...

Vice city I love youu

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Awesome. If they pit San Andreas - with its HUGE map - on there, I'll be really impressed.

MetaMods
MetaMods

Ah The helicopter mission brings back a lot of memory

Raggi_Boy
Raggi_Boy

gta can't be played without a controller or its blasphemy 

 

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Maybe I'll get to finish it this time. :D

SecularSage
SecularSage

It's about time for Vice City to be re-released, but it's too bad we have to play it with those horrible tablet controls which make the already difficult-to-drive cars even more difficult-to-drive. I'm hoping when the Ouya debuts they can make it compatible, or maybe add support for some of these gaming controllers.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Yes! Vice City is one of my favorite games ever, and since I do have an iPhone... I might as well. 

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

Great game but by modern standards the controls are horrible on a pad I dread to think what it will be like on a touch screen. I do want more real games for touch devices but the control schemes of ports are usually horrible. I would say The World Ends With You is the exception and I was really enjoying it right up to the point it gave me a minor attack of RSI.

dahotboy
dahotboy

OMG! I have been praying for this day since gta3 was ported to smartphones! Thank you to the gaming gods!!!

DARKCHOAS
DARKCHOAS

I just did a web search on this and it said it will be released on October 29th! I'm assuming they mean this year. Here's a link:

 

venturebeat.com/2012/10/26/rockstar-bringing-grand-theft-auto-vice-city-to-ios-and-android/

DARKCHOAS
DARKCHOAS

It's about time!!!! Can we finally get a HD remake of all 3 for the home consoles? Are you listening Rockstar?

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

*drives a huge ass truck with gigantic speakers on the back to rockstar offices * DO THE  FIRST 3 GTAs IN HD FOR PC AND CONSOLES *gets arrested for raping the office building staff ears

ilantis
ilantis

I have GTA 3 on an asus transformer, the game is cool and its relatively cheap (it was in promo at 3-4$ the first week) , but it just isn't a mobile game, the controls are awfull and everything. It's still gta and epic but it's really not something you want to play without a controller.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @mariokart64fan The Vita certainly could run a game like this, though I'm guessing Sony wants R* to do an exclusive Vita GTA and they don't want a re-release like this to draw sales away from a new title.

 

Not sure about 3DS though, in terms of RAM and processing power the 3DS is a lot weaker than the PS2, whereas iDevices and high-end Android phones/tablets are many times more powerful. 

Eezyville
Eezyville

 @croserII Agreed. I have GTA3 for my Galaxy Tab and the controls suck. I don't know why they are porting a game designed for a console to a tablet. Oh wait, money...A tablet game should be designed from the ground up to fully take advantage of its features.

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

 @leeko_link

 ell, if sony had kept the backwards compatibility that the first 60GB model had, you could just play your PS2 games on ur ps3.

 

but who cares...a new GTA will arrive in just a few months.. ;)

Nandutzu
Nandutzu

 @Strider8009 GTA 3 no in-game map? It had a minimap and also a big map, selectable from the menu. Which is also the case for GTA 3 10 Year Anniversary(Android, iOS), you just have to tap the minimap. Zoomable and scrollable.

 

This is GREAT news.

Kos1c
Kos1c

 @tmacman The controls on the GTA3 remake wasn't bad. Weren't perfect, but weren't far off.

This would be great with an IOS controller.

andrecaseiro
andrecaseiro

 @cloudtyper the only option for the Vita right now is Liberty City Stories or Vice City Stories... but I guess you already knew that

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

 @cloudtyper Agreed; I'd like to see Sony make it possible to play the PS2 Classics line on Vita -- then upload this and Dark Cloud 2.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @Eezyville  @croserII If your Android device has Bluetooth, it's possible to use a PS3 controller with it, though I'm not sure which games support it. Haven't messed around with it much, just found out you could do it lower down in this thread

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @croserII There's a $2 app called Sixaxis Controller, it allows you to map the controller for games with gamepad support, but it also allows you to map buttons to areas of the touch screen, so in theory it can work with pretty much any game. The app requires root access though