PS2 Liberty City Stories delayed?

Rockstar rep says console port of PSP GTA game won't make April date; release pegged for late May at earliest.

Though several people have already played through Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on their PlayStation Portables, gamers of a more-sedentary nature are anxiously anticipating the PlayStation 2 version. The PS2 version was originally scheduled for release in April, but if a report in Eurogamer is to be believed, gamers opting for the nonportable version will have to sit tight for a while longer.

According to Eurogamer, a representative from Rockstar Games has said that Liberty City Stories for the PS2 won't be out until after the publisher's Xbox 360 game Table Tennis, which is due in stores on May 26.

Little else about the game is known, other than that it will be cheaper than the PSP version.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for the PS2 has not yet been rated but will likely incur the same M for Mature rating as the PSP version. For more on the game, read GameSpot's review of the portable edition.

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Sandman100
Sandman100

Im buying it.Cause I dont have a PSP or want one. PS3 will be out in November so im all set.

Boocian
Boocian

Can't Swin in psp, can you swin in this one?

Sesshoru
Sesshoru

This blows I was looking forward to getting it soon because I love gta and don't have a psp. And it's all for a stupid x-box 360 game. I always hated x-box and this just reinforces that.

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

Great, I still don't have a PSP, even though the price dropped. Plus it belongs on the PS2, I just hope it has the features in San Andreas, yeeaaaah! I love Rockstar, I don't know why they're making a table tennis game though, that's whack.

boo_dat
boo_dat

okay seriously, there'll be no swimming, no new radio stations, no flying, no parachuting, no player or car customizations or burglar missions...also, I really appreciated the 2 targeting systems in San Andeas...what's the point of buying LCS for the PS2? Oh and by the way...what ever happened to store robberies? They had them in Vice City but were completely absent from SA...not only that but SA was missing all of the melee weapons...I haven't played LCS on the PSP...are there melee weapons in LCS? If so, do they have the screwdriver, hammer, meatcleaver, knife or machete?

MaHan05
MaHan05

For those who say its a port from this PSP version..... you might be wrong... ive heard that instead of porting it from the psp version...they are just building it up from GTA3 for ps2.... which would be a much brighter idea.... i just wanna know if its going to have all the features that San Andreas had....hmm.

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

simple if its by rockstar, i buy

Reetesh
Reetesh

No one is EAGERLYaiting for it I suppose, so A delay will not cause that much of a Stir.

dodgyd55
dodgyd55

oh no i reely want this game.........(sarcasim)

barnold81
barnold81

I didn't even know about this. And I have to say, I don't care so much either. It's like a lesser version of what's already out there. Why would people buy it when GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas are so much better? It'll have to be seriously discounted. . .

Kfoss
Kfoss

ummm well i hope its not as long as GTA-SA man that game was long, i like GTA 3 and Vice City the most, a game of length like those two would be good....and also lets hope this stays off the radar of Jack-T LOL i bet hes fuming about another gta game..LOL

griley266
griley266

Has rockstar ever made a bad grand theft auto game? No so this one won't be bad either I bet it'll be as good as san andreas. And I think it's good for rockstar to delay it so they can make it better.

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

Regardless, the teenagers are going to jump all over it because they think playing GTA makes them "Gangsta". I personally hate GTA and everything it stands for, if you look at the game itself, it really is sub-par. Think about this, if GTA wasn't about Crime, Sex, and senseless Violence, would you play it? Look past the shock value for a minute and look at the game itself, the controls are clunky, the graphics are less than average, and the gameplay is repetitive. Rockstar isn't selling a game, it's selling the subject matter. But again, the 12-21 crowd is going to eat it up because they value sex and violence over true innovation and gameplay. Perfect example, I was on the bus a while back, and there were two kids beside me, probably around 15-16 yrs. And one of them said "Dude! You got the Guy Game?! Sweet! Way better than that gay Colossus sh** you used to have". Of course I fixed it all up and got rid of the slang so that it was readable.

dragonsama
dragonsama

I don't own a PSP and I am looking forward to this. I mean come on it's a game set during the events of GTA 3. it's not a port of GTA 3 but more of a side story of GTA 3.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

Things that are supposed to be over a year or so back D12 Eminem 50 Cent Britney Spears Mission Impossible Nintendo Gta games Fast and the furious movies+games American pie movies Scary Movies X-men movies Rap music (just when i thought this blotch on mankinds existance was gone) ALL of this garbage is making a comeback. What the hell is going on?

brok
brok

Bring it to XBOX Already!

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

the PSP version is gonna sell poorly after it releases

samekila
samekila

Kind of old to me didnt play it much. Waits for next gen GTA on 360

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

I'm not as big as a GTA fan as I once was it just dosen't give me the hype it did but I will probaly buy it.

railszach
railszach

why even release psp games if there's always gonna be a ps2 equivalent..kinda stupid if you ask me

DJ_Quack_Quack
DJ_Quack_Quack

I'm glad is delay because I rather rockstar spend more time and improve the quality of the game that is a ps2 nowadays standard. If they were able to make san andreas great and playable in ps2, I'll bet they can "pimp" out Liberty city story since the size of the city is about 1/4 of san andreas.

Rumstocker
Rumstocker

Putting this game online on the PS2 would be killer. Anyone who says they don't want a PSP is poor.

Fingerella69er
Fingerella69er

grrr i hope it comes out soon I've been waiting for this or else Im gonna buy a psp.

faizali86
faizali86

i feel this game isnt as hyped up as gtasa. maybe thats the reason why everyone thinks it sucks. i will get this game for the ps2. i guess their next release will be for the pc and i'll get that too.

ShingoEX
ShingoEX

"i actually like delays, insurance of quality and whatever" Unless it's Polyphony digital delaying Gran Turismo to REMOVE the promised online features, as opposed to quality control (see Gran Turismo 2 and it cars with missing gears).

neoand12
neoand12

Im gald I did not buy this game because I'll be getting it for PS2

Serialkillajoe
Serialkillajoe

This is a good sighn so there not just copy and pasting old things together .., There will be a big surprise for everyone who thinks this game will suck

Snoop_trizzle
Snoop_trizzle

Go GTA!!! I'm still holding out for a next-gen announcement :$

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

The PSP version is good , but it will fail on the PS2 .

mattrix33
mattrix33

No your right..graphics do not make a game.But with games like Daxter and GTA..plus Virtua Tennis,Outrun and Pro-evo(winning11) the PSP has started to get a very good library of games together.Don`t forget other great games such as Pursuit Force and Socom.

mattbirdy
mattbirdy

MadonnaProject OH MY GOd Get off ya high horse man i sell psp's and 360s in a GAMe shop for a livin and tbh the DS is selling 3:1 on psps so thats a fact yer it has better graphics but wheres the decent games that are exculsive to psp???? i own a DS and a 360 and mostly every other game console except the psp there good but just dont interest me when its gets games like Ace Attorney, animal crossing, metriod prime hunters , and mario kart then i might actually consider gettin one just remeber graphics dont make a game... and GTALCS to ps2 (cus this is what the topic is about) is a gd idea im 20 i like GTA but not in a weird its runs my life thing now i will kill ppl cus i didn it on GTA i get bored with them cus after a while there aint much to do ill rent GTALCS for ps2 but i wont buy it ...

PringerOtaku
PringerOtaku

This makes the PSP even more worthless. Damn 400 dollar MP3 with one gig HDD. Money well spent I tell you. Join me in the fun!

ElBarto08
ElBarto08

What Can Be Said? Sony Likes Their Ports.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

this is kind of ironic...... the portable "less than ps2" casual trash is porting to the ps2 LOL

mi6ops
mi6ops

once again kharma farts on me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stunt_boarder03
stunt_boarder03

So is GTA: Liberty City Stories the next GTA: San Andreas? Or is it Rockstar's way of holding over fans until it can come out with a decent PS3 game?

thepeter
thepeter

i actually like delays, insurance of quality and whatever

cube-gage
cube-gage

the n-gage is good! it's a very reliable phone, a decent mp3 player, emulates things, you can watch movies on it quite well considering the screen size, quite afew good games (and all this is free!!!!!!!!!) yakuza would be a good idea to release on psp. shenmue 3 is gonna PWN fudging everything, i hope it wont be a 360 exclusive though, but i doubt it will be as the japs like shenmue and they hate the 360. ( im not bashing the 360 by the way, it's just a fact)

meimnobody
meimnobody

Child if I wanted to watch portable movies I would get a portable dvd player. Better picture quality far cheaper and I don't have to waste money to buy overpriced lousy ass versions of my dvds. Or waste money on a mem stick. Also a portable dvd player can play music. Also as far as music players go Ipods are cheaper and have far more songs as well as better song quality. Also dear kiddo why is it any psp game or xbox 360 game dirt cheap in Japan while Phoenix Wright went up to 75 dollars? Why is it that older game playing people play Phoenix Wright hell Marilyon Manson admits he likes it while only little kids are excited about the psp? The Japanese 360 goes for 240 bucks in a premium package that is sold in the US for 500 bucks? That ridicously low price is the only reason why Microsoft only moves a thousand units over there. Tell me why is that stores that serve 25% of their state's population now report only selling one or two 360s each week as well as having their shelves full of them? The 360 is dying in America, it's DOA in Japan. The movie format for the psp is dying out. The PSP2 looks not to use it and won't be comptabile with your psp games. Tell me why are psp game sales in the toilet? 50,000 copies in a year is considered great for a psp game. Whereas DS titles on the average go into the hundreds of thousands or even millions. Tell me are little kids buying Brain Training games or English Training games? Hell they tried to market a Brain Training game for the PSP as well as a ripoff of Nintendogs. Heck it is even being passed around the next psp will have a touchscreen. Btw there are ways to watch movies on the gba and ds legal ways. It's just a 30-40 dollar addon.

Legendaryscmt
Legendaryscmt

WAIT A FRIGGIN MINUTE. Everyone, bash cube-gage, he said the N-Gage was GOOD.

Ryze
Ryze

Hey we all know that R* are out to milk this MF'er for the DOUGH. We just hope that they're cool enough to give us ONLINE PLAY on the PS2 version - that would be the only thing to justify me considering buying this on the PS2, as I already have the PSP version. Before the onslaught starts - I know that rating the game AO will kill the sales. But I wish the kids would just leave this game alone! How about the game engine is used to make a kids version of the game??? Nerf Arena, anyone??? ;-)

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm interested in it, but how good will it be as a PSP port?

Ryze
Ryze

These message boards are full of idiotic children. Gamepot Staff, you know how on Xbox live you have optimatch, and parental controls, where you can filter out those people that are irrelevant to your gaming? How about a method of filtering out those that are irrelevant to your gaming news? I'd like an over 21s only gamespot. Let the kids have their own site where, if they don't want to see us they don't have to. Rate GTA games AO for christ's sake, they're rated '18' in the UK and that stops all of the fuss from getting to government level.

cube-gage
cube-gage

oh shis, i posted the same stuff 4 times! well you can watch movies and listen to mp3s on the ds with a play yan or some such thing, and i hope they release the tv tuner. ill get a ds lite when there out. yakuza would be a good idea to release on psp. shenmue 3 is gonna PWN fudging everything, i hope it wont be a 360 exclusive though, but i doubt it will be as the japs like shenmue and they hate the 360.

buckybuckster
buckybuckster

abdu4, I believe the list price is $29.99. That's the price on the presell tickets where I work.

cube-gage
cube-gage

the n-gage was and is a pretty good portable, ive used my n-gage more than my psp.

cube-gage
cube-gage

the n-gage was and is a pretty good portable, ive used my n-gage more than my psp.