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As a part of their 10-year anniversary for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games has announced that the classic console game will be finding its way to Android this fall. The original graphics will be included along with a few "enhancements" for mobile. It sounds like device compatibility is going to be limited for the time being, but they aren't telling us specifics just yet. 

The third-person shooter puts players in control of Tommy Vercetti, a mobster who has been sent from New York Liberty City to Miami Vice City after being in jail for a few years. While there's a main storyline, GTA games are well-known for their open-world exploration, allowing you to really soak in an exaggerated, parodied atmosphere of 1980's Florida. Of course, there's plenty of random acts of crime to indulge in, too.

GTA 3 has been available on Android since last December, and is actually on sale now for $0.99 as a part of the Vice City anniversary. Any big Vice City fans out there? How well did Rockstar do porting GTA 3 to Android?

Source: Rockstar

There are 23 comments

Comineeyeaha says:

I knew this would happen eventually, but I'm still really excited for it. Vice City was just so awesome. I haven't played it in probably 6-7 years, but I'm looking forward to giving it another go.

madeincanon says:

Vice City is the only GTA game I've played really thoroughly, and I loved it. Excited it's coming to Android! Looking forward to playing it on my N7

dwd3885 says:

I'll buy it, like I did GTA III. But I probably won't play it much.

brytonic says:

I will second this.

I LOVED GTAIII, and Vice City, didn't play alot of SA or IV.

GTAIII was a great port, and is fun to play now and again, I will buy Vice City as well. Hopefully on a $.99 sale like III.

I have some trips coming up and my Nexus 7 is ready and waiting for some GTA action.

mstrblueskys says:

I tried this before and it didn't work that well, but the reviews say it's crashing less now.

Also, are games like this going to work on my OUYA? If so - this is a STEAL!!!

Drucero says:

This was by far the best GTA game for me. The whole atmosphere, music, was like living in Florida. It had such an incredible story and it was a Scarface clone in many points. This is still better to me then GTA 4.

I will add this to my collection of Rockstar games I don't play for some reason. I think I'm turned off on the idea of on-screen controls and my BT controller is a pain to configure tailored to each game.

Simon Sage says:

I hear you. It's exactly this kind of thing that makes me dubious of most console ports. 

solid_s_1117 says:

GTA III with the graphical enhancements (provided by devs on xda) and a sixaxis controller was a heavenly combination. I look forward to revisiting the next chapter in this lauded series.

Uncle Louie says:

Definitely my favorite of the of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Stychill says:

Sounds great to mє, i'm a huge gta fan, the graphics on the gta 3 port were just as I expected them to be. They really held up over timє, i'll be looking forward to playing vice city again

dante501 says:

I wouldget Gta san Andreas in a heartbeat. Best one. Great music so much u could do like getting buff or fat or learn shooting airplane and helicopter and so much more what non of any of those GTA did by now.

Ah, jacking somebody's Infernus and cruising around the bay while "Crockett's Theme" is blasting through the speakers. Good times! This needs to happen now!

This is good to see but I'm still waiting for San Andreas.

jcrome04 says:

Omg I will buy this 50 times. Love the 80s

next san andreas will be on android

dante501 says:

the best one of the series

mixmastrzzz says:

I loved this game this will be an instant buy from me I might even buy a bluetooth controller for a better playing experience

gin0v4 says:

vice city was the first gta i played and its besides gta IV (+liberty city stories) the only gta whoes main story i actually finished :)
excited 2 get it on my galaxy note!

joshua.worth says:

Awesome been waiting on this GTA3 was good too just so old and played out lol this too but its a refreshment.

Mr. West says:

Oh man this can't come soon enough. I'll die of anticipation.

Roy Lucas says:

oops....what happened there? it was up then it wasn't now it doesn't appear at all..........I hope they sort it out soon