Rockstar has announced that a remake of one of the most popular games in the Grand Theft Auto franchise – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – is making its way to Android and iOS devices on December 6. The game, titled Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition, will cost $4.99 (approximately Rs 275) on both platforms.

The 10th Anniversary Edition will be bringing the full Vice City experience to iOS and Android, and will have native high-resolution graphics along with several enhancements unique to the platforms. These enhancements include updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, fully customisable control layout, and native support for devices with Retina displays, among others.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is coming out on December 6

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is coming out on December 6

Rockstar has also released a list of devices that the game will be compatible with.

  • Apple iOS Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, 4S & 5, iPod touch 4th and 5th Generation.
  • 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 and 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 4.
  • Android 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.

GTA: Vice City handles the backstory of the universe that Rockstar had created with GTA III. While GTA III is said to take place in Liberty City in the early 2000s, Vice City takes place in the titular city – which is modelled off of Miami – in the 60’s. Vice City’s protagonist is Tommy Vercetti, and the games story beats take heavy influence from the movie Scarface. Vice City was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise that featured bikes as usable vehicles, and introduced alternate costumes for the character as a gameplay mechanic that helps you lose the police.

Back in October, another classic had made its way to iOS devices – Crazy Taxi. Crazy Taxi was originally released in 1999 for arcade machines back when those things were famous. The game was then ported on to Dreamcast in 2000 and PC in 2002. The game focuses on four 'extreme' cab drivers – Axel, BD Joe, Gena and Gus – each having his or her own special car and attributes, which gave the game a unique replay value in trying to get the highest scores with all four characters. The main aim of the game is to pick up random pedestrians looking for a taxi ride, and find the most exhilarating and insane route to their destination within the time limit. Insane routes meaning it didn’t matter if you went off-road, through a mall, through a picnic or even underwater. All this is done for tips, which add to your high score.

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