While the political and economic fallout of the Hot Coffee scandal continues unabated, Rockstar Games has released San Andreas to retail twice more this week, as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition for the PlayStation 2 and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy for the Xbox have arrived in stores nationwide.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition for the PS2 includes the M-rated version of the game, as well as The Introduction, a featurette documenting events before the onset of GTA: San Andreas. The series of intertwining stories are told from the point of view of several of the game's characters, leading up to a drive-by shooting of Grove Street gang members.
Also on the Special Edition will be Sunday Driver, Rockstar's debut documentary film. The movie follows a low-rider car club in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton. Directed by Carol Strong, it brings viewers in to the world of The Majestics, a group that customizes cars in South Central. The film will also be released on UMD format for the PSP.
Also, those who haven't played a Grand Theft Auto game this generation can scoop up Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and San Andreas on the Xbox for $59.99 with the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy set.
Rockstar continues its retail assault next week with the release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for the PSP. Liberty City Stories will retail for $49.99, and like its console cousins, it's rated M for Mature.