Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is just three days away from its tenth anniversary, and in much the same way as it celebrated ten years of Grand Theft Auto III, publisher Rockstar Games will be bringing the iconic title to mobile devices.
The Grand Theft Auto series, or GTA, to which it is commonly referred, has consistently been one of the most popular in the industry, and even though a large portion of gaming is now enjoyed on mobile as opposed to the PC / console, Rockstar has adapted its roster accordingly – bringing both GTA III and Max Payne to the scene.
Of course, it’s all very well re-releasing an old classic for mobile, but they have to handle well in order to garner the same acclaim a second time round. Luckily, the almost straight-port of Grand Theft Auto III to iOS and Android was handled expertly, and if Rockstar follows the same process in bringing Vice City to devices like the iPad and Nexus 7, it will be another sure-fire hit.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is something of a spin-off to the main series. Much like Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks away from the main, Modern Warfare series, the likes of Vice City and San Andreas have taken the story off on a slight tangent, allowing gamers to indulge in new surroundings and partake in new challenges.
Not many details have yet been revealed with regards to an actual release date, nor do we yet know which devices will be supported. I think it’s safe to assume the iPhone and iPad will be a part of the bargain, and from an Android point of view, developers seem to be covering the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 7 as standard, so if you’re in ownership of any of the aforementioned, gear yourself up for a little bit of Vice City very soon.
Gamers can also expect "several enhancements" from the original title, and although it remains to be seen what they actually are just now, we’ll keep you in the loop should we learn any more.
(Source: Rockstar Games)