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.

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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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Great for GTA fans alike.. such as me!

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Heck Yea! make it for PSP and PS2 .. i'll buy them all!

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i wonder what story it would be this time..........

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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Stories October 2007

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i want gta on ps3 with everything, every detail of the game revamped...

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I know it's NOT a port, people. I did read the article, and I know what I said. But in all reality, even though it may not be a port, is is still considered a rehash, since they had no real work to put into the game other than new missions and audio. Thats about it. Just like LCS before it. Furthermore, when I pleaded for something more original, I meant all new material, not the same location reused a second time.

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Errr... didn't Rockstar promise an "entirely original" GTA for PSP? Eh, who cares. More '80s music!!!

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AWESOME! An old game ported to the PSP with all new load times! YES!!!

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Sweet :o I can't wait

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I knew this would happen.

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WoW cool and I suppose this will also come tothe PS2:P

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alright awesome.

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cool another Gta game for the PSP, this time in Vice City if it's as good as LCS then I'm going to be very happy! WTH are there so many haters in here taking about Port & Rehash just because the game is based in Vice City doesn't mean it going to be the same game that was on the console. There's room for alot of new content and stories so get off it. I'm glad they are making another GTA for the PSP so while you're all hating I'll be having a blash playing.

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SLOW PEOPLE READ CAREFULLY: THIS WILL NOT BE A PORT OF VICE CITY OR ANY EXISTING GTA GAME. IT WILL BE AN ALL NEW GAME SET WITHIN VICE CITY, SIMILAR TO LIBERTY CITY STORIES.

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it's not really a port as in the terms of what a port is...the only similiarity is where it's set, and there may be some intertwined characters. and they'll probably bring it over to the consoles after a while, cause not everyone has a psp and wants in on the gta story. I have a psp, but i'm gonna get this and probably will get any ps2 versions as well.

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wish they would focus on making gta4 instead of this crap.

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excellent!

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great....but i don't have psp

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I'm annoyed at the fact that its just another port, but at least its vice city, which I enjoyed far more than any other GTA game. I have to say though that the quality of games for the psp so far is really poor - I've only ended up keeping 2 of the games I bought for it.

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Yeee thats sick cant wait .. :)

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Good news for the PSP. I think that the console need more games of this kind. I hope that they can add some cool elements that are exclusive to the PSP version (in terms of gameplay). That would be nice.

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I dont actually care what everyone thinks, as long as I enjoy the damn game like I did LCS then Im happy. I just hate the negative attitude you all have to everything. Get a life seriously. If you don't like it then at least give reasons why not just "OMG teH reHashz"

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Its not a port.It is a new game in that city.I wish people would read before they post. I am looking forward to this and I know the haters are too but can not play it because they do not own a PSP. The PSP is cheap when you think about what you get.But I will not get into that.I like my PSP and DS but the PSp is getting some nice games that will really be nice on it.

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How bout something original for once Rockatar? I'm sure PSP owners are getting fed up with all the "Lol Portz!!1!1" criticism they get. Or you could be smart and just wait 9 months for the $20 PS2 version...

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. . . This isn't a port. It's a new game, albeit in the same city as Vice City, just like LCS was for GTAIII.

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sounds alot better to be than DS owners getting some new mario game over and over. Cant wait for this game

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wow another port on the PSP!

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I believe that if someone doesn't own a PSP, never had, or never will, then there's no reason for them to even be in here posting garbage. But I bet that every one of you haters are ok with GTA4 on 360, aren't you? Stupid bottom-feeders, I swear.

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Cool, My PSP hasn't been on for months....o wait October? nvm.....back to Brain Age....

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i wasnt much of a fan of LCS it was toooooooo similar to GTA 3 and i think this is gonna be the same, it's gonna be like playing GTA VC all over again..except portable

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Sweet!

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Why even bother posting if you only want to post hate in a forum? Or better yet when you insult a total stranger who is happy about getting a game? Why bother posting? Go away. :-)

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Any GTA game on PSP rocks but can't help wanting something new. Sony seem to be letting the PSP slip and not exploiting the full potential this amazing bit of kit has, seems like there focusing all there attention on the ps3. Sony should be investing heavily to make PSP a success and pushing for more games of third party developers.

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Ignore all the haters people... They are the epitomy of stupid. I mean come on... A game is coming out on the PSP. They have nothing better to do than come here and insult people about it. Great... Don't you losers have anything better to do in life? Liberty city stories had a new storyline and missions so I expect the same thing from Vice City stories. Awesome!

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no suprise there

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Oh look -- sony got desperate so they Rereleased GTA so all the Chavs re-buy their PSPs which they sold, JUST to play it...

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Yay for rehashes!

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digital_soul I do not know how you can say the PSP is poor.THis E3 there has been many neat PSP games that have been shown.If you think they are bad that is to bad.But I am thankful to see more PSP games. I for one love my PSP and want to see more games come out for it.

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Why is everybody hating saying Sony needs more money. Sony does not make these games, Rockstar does. This has nothing to do with Sony, if anything it's milkage from Rockstar. Though it's not a port either, it's a bran new adventure, storyline and protagonist. What's up with the haters?

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thats awesome!

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Lance Vance the main protagonist?

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whats wrong with you guys? how could this be bad? besides, did you ever think that some of us never played vice city? geez!

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Vice City rocked.

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They should just anounce now whether its goin to bee on ps2 or not...cause i dont wanna end up buying it and then they doo the same with liberty city stories!!

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this good as long as its only on the psp. not like the PS2 LCS

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didnt rockstar say the next gta psp will be an all new property?

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what's with R* and the 17th of October? They have the tentative GTAIV on Xbox 360 & )S3 on 10/17/07. anything to it?

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LOL yeah, I guess now that GTA is no longer even time exclusive to Sony they have to milk something out the franchise.

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ROFL another port. Sony are just desperate. They think adding some casuals franchise they played over and over on ps2 will make them pruchase it on PSP? ROFL.

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