Last month we reported on news that Rockstar Games would be bringing its highly-regarded Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to Android as a way to celebrate its 10th year anniversary. Already flanked by its predecessor Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City takes the Grand Theft Auto story back to 1980s Miami to follow the story of a man you know as Tommy Vercetti.
Vercetti’s job is to set up shop in this foreign location, but things get interesting between himself and his boss, Sonny Forelli, as his operation gets bigger and bigger. It’s a very nice tale that is told with interactive gaming bliss, and it’s one of the most iconic video games released in the early 2000s. It’s 10 years old, and it may not have aged great for today’s console standards, but it’s a game that I’m sure many people won’t mind having on their phones and tablets.
Well, we now know when, exactly, to expect this digital masterpiece on Android. Rockstar has confirmed a December 6th launch, and it’ll be just $5 to play instead of the $7 Grand Theft Auto 3 was originally priced at. Unfortunately not every Android device will be able to get in on the fun, but this was to be expected. Here’s the official list of supported devices:
Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola DROID BIONIC, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10
In a perfect world every game would work on every device, but this is the life of an Android user so don’t be too bummed if you don’t see your device on this list. There’s a chance you may still be able to play this game if you don’t own one of these devices, however, as Rockstar hasn’t stated they would flat-out deny access to devices not on this list. We’ll be working to get further confirmation from the studio, but for now these are the only devices they’re promising.
The game features enhanced visuals so your playing experience should be even better than it was on the original Xbox and PS2. Higher resolution graphics, updated character models, lighting, tighter mobile controls, fully customizable controller layout and more are just a few of the things you can expect. Be sure to mark your calendar for December 6th if this is something you’ve been waiting for.
[via Rockstar Games]