Grand Theft Auto III coming to iOS Android

first_imgThe granddaddy of all open-world action games, Grand Theft Auto III, is coming to iOS and Android.Publisher Rockstar announced today in a press release that the game will come to a variety of mobile devices including the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Droid X2, Samsung Galaxy S2, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. A full list of planned devices is below, and Rockstar has promised that more devices will be announced in the future.The release is happening as part of a 10-year anniversary celebration for the game, which debuted on the PlayStation 2 in this month in 2001. There will also be a merchandise tie-in with a 1:6 scale figurine of Claude, the game’s silent protagonist, retailing online for $149.Grand Theft Auto 3 will only be playable on the newest and fastest iOS devices, the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, and no previous models. Presumably the new GPU is needed to faithfully render what were at the time high-end PlayStation 2 graphics.When GTA3 was released, it took gaming by storm and was one of the highest-selling titles of its generation, behind its own sequels, Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. It set the bar for open-world action titles while stirring controversy about violent video games, especially as violence toward police was possible in a fictional New York City just after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.The mobile edition of GTA3 will be playable at New York Comic-Con this weekend.Read Rockstar’s official press release.last_img