One of the most popular games in the world, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, is making its way to iOS and Android devices, and Rockstar has decided to give us one more glimpse into what it'll be like. A new trailer released by the company gives a good idea of all the graphical enhancements you'll see in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the game, which will be arriving on December 6. The trailer takes you back to the neon-lit parody of Miami and drops you in the midst of an alternate re-telling of Scarface.
Rockstar states the 10th Anniversary Edition will be bringing the full Vice City experience to iOS and Android, and will have native high-resolution graphics, besides several enhancements unique to the platforms. The enhancements include updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully-customisable control layout, and native support for devices with Retina displays, among others.
Rockstar released a list of devices that the game will be compatible with earlier this month:
- Apple iOS Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, 4S and 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, and 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, and Google Nexus 10.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is coming out on December 6
GTA: Vice City tackles the backstory of the universe Rockstar 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 on Miami – in the 60’s. Vice City’s protagonist is Tommy Vercetti, and the game's story is heavily influenced by the movie Scarface. Vice City was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise to feature bikes as usable vehicles. It also introduced alternate costumes for the character as a gameplay mechanic that helps you lose the police.
Back in October, another classic 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. Crazy Taxi focuses on four 'extreme' cab drivers – Axel, BD Joe, Gena and Gus. Each character has his or her own special car and attributes, which gave the game unique replay value, as you can try 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. It doesn’t matter if you go off-road, through a mall, through a picnic or even underwater. All of this is done for tips, which add to your high score.
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