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MacRumors
Oct 13, 2011, 01:01 PM
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(http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/10/GTA3Ann_collage.jpg)RockStarGames (http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19201/announcing-grand-theft-auto-iii-10th-anniversary-edition-for-sel.html) announced today that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto III with a new version to be released for both Android and iOS devices.To commemorate the game's 10th anniversary, we're proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto III will be coming to select new generation iOS and Android devices later this fallOnly the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are amongst the confirmed iOS devices supported. Those are also the only two iOS devices that carry the more powerful A5 processor which includes a much higher performing graphics processing unit (GPU), so the limitation makes some sense.

The game will be arriving this fall, and that's about all we know so far.

Article Link: Grand Theft Auto III Coming to iPad 2 and iPhone 4S (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/13/grand-theft-auto-iii-coming-to-ipad-2-and-iphone-4s/)



bushido
Oct 13, 2011, 01:04 PM
oooh cool, thank god for my iPad 2

tann
Oct 13, 2011, 01:04 PM
Cannot wait to play this on my 4S!! LOVE GTA III!!!!

cshearer
Oct 13, 2011, 01:06 PM
I can't wait to play this again. My favorite part of those games was definitely the radio (besides of course, the actual gameplay). I do hope they do that element well :D.

Memo86
Oct 13, 2011, 01:06 PM
Oh great! Good news :D

RoelJuun
Oct 13, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I'd like them to fix San Andreas for OS X...though this is still great.

PeterSharp
Oct 13, 2011, 01:08 PM
As an iPhone fan - "wow, that's awesome!"
As an playstation fan - " i played that game on my 7 years old PSP..."

besweeeet
Oct 13, 2011, 01:10 PM
Oh. My. God.

I'd really be excited if they could get San Andreas on iOS (with the original soundtrack).

mms13
Oct 13, 2011, 01:10 PM
Could be cool on iPad. Have no idea how they could make it work on iPhone.

RagnarokRed
Oct 13, 2011, 01:12 PM
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As an iPhone fan - "wow, that's awesome!"
As an playstation fan - " i played that game on my 7 years old PSP..."

How did you play a PS2 game on the PSP? Also, I hope this means we'll see Vice City, San Andreas, and Bully on the iPhone & iPad!

slicecom
Oct 13, 2011, 01:15 PM
Sweet! But I'll wait until they release the best GTA game of all time: Vice City.

.11
Oct 13, 2011, 01:15 PM
"the limitation makes some sense."

Fragmentation!!!!!! ;)

PeterSharp
Oct 13, 2011, 01:19 PM
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How did you play a PS2 game on the PSP? Also, I hope this means we'll see Vice City, San Andreas, and Bully on the iPhone & iPad!

I said 7 years old PSP, not 7 years old game. GTA 3 for PSP was released n November 2005 (6 years ago).

Aquis
Oct 13, 2011, 01:24 PM
I said 7 years old PSP, not 7 years old game. GTA 3 for PSP was released n November 2005 (6 years ago).

Do you mean Liberty City Stories?

PeterSharp
Oct 13, 2011, 01:28 PM
Do you mean Liberty City Stories?

Yes. GTA 3 for PSP is indeed called Liberty City Stories. "GTA3" is just shorter :D

dazzer21
Oct 13, 2011, 01:32 PM
I'd rather see GTA 4 on the Mac...

nicky89
Oct 13, 2011, 02:15 PM
Sweet! But I'll wait until they release the best GTA game of all time: Vice City.

This. (Ok, Im also waiting for an iPad 2 or an iPhone 4S^^).

FroMann
Oct 13, 2011, 02:44 PM
Whaaaaattttt??? I think I might have to pick up a iPod Touch sometime now.

PeterSharp
Oct 13, 2011, 02:50 PM
Whaaaaattttt??? I think I might have to pick up a iPod Touch sometime now.

Sorry. It's only for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

utl768
Oct 13, 2011, 03:00 PM
playing that on a touchscreen is going to be a nightmare

maybe on the ipad it can be pulled off but not on a 3.5 inch screen

Soot
Oct 13, 2011, 03:24 PM
playing that on a touchscreen is going to be a nightmare

maybe on the ipad it can be pulled off but not on a 3.5 inch screen

AirPlay Mirroring. The iphone 4s could more or less be used as the controller while the main show is on your TV. (If Rockstar designs it this way, though hard to see why they wouldn't.)

HarryKeogh
Oct 13, 2011, 03:43 PM
Games like this are interesting on the iPad for a few minutes until you realize how awkward it is to play it with the iPad's controls.

blue22
Oct 13, 2011, 04:26 PM
As great as GTA III was back in the day why on Earth would I want to play it again now 7+ years later on a 3.5" touchscreen display?! :confused:

MadDragon1846
Oct 13, 2011, 04:33 PM
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I'd like them to fix San Andreas for OS X...though this is still great.

Yeah, I really want to play San Andreas on my mac mini, but reading the reviews about it how it runs, has put me off getting it. I'v been checking the app store every day, hoping to see it's been updated. :(

thelonelylimo
Oct 13, 2011, 09:18 PM
I Bought Vice City from the Mac App. store when it came out.. It took me back, I wasn't aware I could miss a video game so much. I can't wait for them to release this AND Vice City for iDevices.

Dreamer2go
Oct 13, 2011, 09:22 PM
"the limitation makes some sense."

Fragmentation!!!!!! ;)

how is that fragmentation...
you used this word wrongly there.......

jmpnop
Oct 13, 2011, 11:19 PM
playing that on a touchscreen is going to be a nightmare

maybe on the ipad it can be pulled off but not on a 3.5 inch screen

I'm sure Rockstar will optimize the controls for touchscreen, its going to be really good:)

peperoni
Oct 13, 2011, 11:50 PM
I wonder how crappy the controls will be... I remember GTA3 using about every button on the PS controller. There's just ain't no chance mapping those to a touch screen and being joy to use at the same time. Maybe they will just make it less capable.

Albright
Oct 14, 2011, 12:48 AM
Yes. GTA 3 for PSP is indeed called Liberty City Stories. "GTA3" is just shorter :D

GTA3 and GTA:LCS are different games, actually. Same city, and the storyline interweaves with that of the other games of the GTA3 series, but you play as a different character with a different plot doing different missions. Likewise with GTA:VC and GTA:VCS.

At any rate, have any of you played the Gangstar series? I've played them on my iPad and I think they did a very good job of capturing the feel of a GTA3-like game - far more so than the actual GTA iOS app. Granted, that was on an iPad and not a smaller device, but if Gameloft can pull it off, I'm sure Rockstar (or whoever is making the port) can too; at the very least, there's already a successful series of games they can crib off of.

mattpreston11
Oct 14, 2011, 03:24 AM
Using the logic that it took 10 years for a ps2 game to run on iphones.

Will we be playing full blown COD on our iphones in 2020?

Xenc
Oct 14, 2011, 05:08 AM
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Games like this are interesting on the iPad for a few minutes until you realize how awkward it is to play it with the iPad's controls.

I dunno man, Chinatown Wars for iPad was a really enjoyable game. I had to set the controls to analog and tweak the display settings a bit, but the payoff was well worth it!

frozencarbonite
Oct 14, 2011, 07:12 AM
I'm just really not a fan of playing these type of games on mobile platforms. I've tried the GTA knockoffs that are currently in the app store (and while I understand that Rockstar is capable of porting GTA III to iOS,) I just didn't like the controls.

I'd rather play casual games on iOS and leave games like this for the consoles.

Dhelsdon
Dec 5, 2011, 12:08 AM
What's the status of this?

Rockstar's website still says it's going to be released in the fall..

mattpreston11
Dec 5, 2011, 02:58 AM
What's the status of this?

Rockstar's website still says it's going to be released in the fall..

Also really eager to know the status of this. Will download it as soon as it hits.

Must be the 3rd or 4th time I've paid for this game..

Cloudsurfer
Dec 5, 2011, 11:29 AM
Look how far we have come.

I needed a super pc to play this game 10 years ago. Now I can play it on a phone. Do you know what games we played on our phones 10 years ago?

Monochrome 8-bit Snake.