On October 29th, it will be 10 years since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, one of the most popular titles in the series. To mark this anniversary, Rockstar are enhancing the game for release on iOS and Android devices. Details, including a launch date, are thin on the ground at the moment, but we’re promised “native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms.” Here’s Rockstar’s announcement:
Building on the success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on October 29, 2002 pushed the open world game series deeper into popular culture with a vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, there will be a series of commemorative assets released, including never-before-seen artwork and a brand new anniversary trailer highlighting some of the most iconic scenes and music from the game. In addition, a limited run of collectable promotional items will be made available for purchase through the Rockstar Warehouse, with select items also available via online giveaways.
In conjunction with the anniversary, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be releasing an Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for select iOS and Android devices later this fall. This upcoming version will bring the full experience to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms. Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead including a list of compatible iOS and Android devices.
More information is expected in coming weeks – following the success of Grand Theft Auto III on iOS, we’ll be keeping a keen eye on Vice City.