GTAIII: Anniversary Edition goes mobile December 15

Rockstar readying updated release of PS2 open-world crime game for Android and iOS platforms; $5 price point confirmed.

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The PlayStation 2's seminal Grand Theft Auto III turned 10 years old in October, and developer Rockstar celebrated the anniversary by confirming it would be bringing the open-world crime game to mobile platforms. Rockstar followed that up today with more specific details, confirming that Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition will be coming to Android and iOS on December 15 for $5.

A picture of GTAIII's sociopathic protagonist Claude, appropriately enough on the Android.

The mobile port of GTAIII isn't the only Rockstar recognition of the game's anniversary. The company is also peddling a $150 limited-edition Claude action figure: a 1:6 scale articulated dress-up replica of the game's protagonist, complete with Liberty City prison jumpsuit and classic ensemble (cargo pants and bomber jacket with "working zippers"). His tiny plastic arsenal comprises a baseball bat, grenades, knife, pistol, sniper rifle, and assault rifle.

Initially revealed in October, the mobile edition of GTAIII was set to support only the highest end of mobile hardware, but the list of supported phones and tablets has since expanded to include a wider range of devices.

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition-supported mobile devices:

Apple iOS devices: iPad 1 and 2, iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod Touch fourth generation

Android phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x

Android tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

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