Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Coming to iOS Devices This Fall

You know you are getting old when anniversaries reach double digits and you weren’t that young when the event happened in the first place. Such is the case with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the highly successful title from developers Rockstar Games.

Described as having “pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant over-the-top take on Miami,” this entertainment experience will be making its way to iOS (and Android) devices on October 29, 2012 to help celebrate their 10-years-young achievement.

Promising high-resolution graphics, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will also feature a number of enhancements and additions including a series of commemorative assets released, both old and new along with some never-before-seen artwork.

This release marks yet another migration of a popular console game to iOS devices (with the original Grand Theft Auto: Vice City coming first to PlayStation 2). Moves like this are lending increasing relevance to the accusation that console gaming systems are losing popularity and that mobile gaming is becoming king.

Pricing details are not yet known, but you can be certain that casual and hard-core gamers alike will be interested to see what this fast-becoming classic game will be like on a touch-screen device like the iPad.

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  • Lee Swain

    A ten year old console game comes to mobile platforms and that lends credence to the idea the accusation that “console gaming systems are losing popularity and that mobile gaming is becoming king.”???

    What a simply absurd statement!

    When the latest GTA launches on console and on mobile platforms at the same time, then that statement would make some sense. But a ten year old port? Ridiculous!

    • lorygil

      If you read up on gaming news, you’ll see that many console gaming companies area turning to mobile games for better profits. The end of living room gaming may be years away, but Jillian’s statement is far from absurd.