Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Headed to the App Store

Earlier this year, specifically the final days marking the end of October, Rockstar Games announced that it would be porting yet another iteration of its widely popular Grand Theft Auto series to the iPhone and iPad. In celebration of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s tenth anniversary, Rockstar Games has reported that it will be releasing an iOS-version of the title on December 6th.

Scheduled to release in a little over than two weeks, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the second installment in the whole series, and, according to its description, it’s simply overflowing with the same crime-plagued environment and shooting action as all of the other titles.

At around the same time last year, Grand Theft Auto 3 was released onto the App Store in celebration of the title’s tenth year of existence. The game quickly rose to the top of the charts, as Rockstar had done an exceptional job with translating the game’s every aspect onto the iPhone’s screen – controls were hardly confusing or obtrusive and the artwork was awing, to say the very least.

The 10th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice Auto should boast some noticeable improvements and additions over its time-respective predecessor (GTA: 3) as well as the original console title. According to its blog post, Rockstar the game will include “updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully customizable control layout and native support for Retina display devices.”

Also mentioned in the post, is the overall compatibility. If you’re an owner of an iPod Touch 4th-generation or an iPhone 4, you’ve most likely been feeling a mid outdated with some of the newer releases on the App Store that have dropped support for the aforementioned two devices. Fortunately for those users, the game is being build with the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th-generation targeted as the base models. So long as you own a 4th-generation device or anything more recent, you’ll be wreaking havoc in Miami without flaws come December 6th.

It seems like Rockstar Games may be hinting a tradition with these annual releases. What could we possibly see next year? Regardless, it’s going to be amazing to dive into the crime-rigged gameplay that the series sports once again. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s will be launching as a universal app for $4.99.