E3 2006: GTA: Vice City Stories headed to PSP
Back to Vice City, in a PSP exclusive title.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - Rockstar announced today that a new Grand Theft Auto game will be released this fall for PlayStation Portable. After the extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which brought the universe of Grand Theft Auto III to the PSP, Rockstar will give players a chance to play an entirely new story in the same city of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The game, titled Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will be released on October 17, 2006 in North America, and on October 20, 2006 in Europe exclusively for the PSP.
(Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 7:05PM GMT)
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"Our collaboration with Rockstar Leeds has been a tremendous experience," said Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. "Together we have been able to create uncompromising experiences on the PSP system that not only stay true to our initial vision for the series but that surpasses our own goals of what could be done on a handheld. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will thrill longtime fans and excite new PSP system gamers like never before.”
"We are proud of what we were able to achieve with Rockstar North on Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories," said Gordon Hall, President of Rockstar Leeds. "By staying true to the high standards of the series and surpassing fans’ expectations for a Grand Theft Auto title on a portable machine we feel confident that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will redefine what handheld gaming is capable of with the most intense PSP system experience yet."
Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Vice City Stories will offer the same freeform gameplay and the expansive environment of the latest Grand Theft Auto games.