Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto series is one of those series that could easily be as recognizable as any other game series that include an Italian plumber from Brooklyn or a large, blue hedgehog that has an obsession with gold rings. The games started off as a top-down open-world action title, which Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars payed homage to, but the first game in the series to make the jump to a 3D environment was Grand Theft Auto III on the PS2, PC, and Xbox. With all of that said, I’m excited to report Rockstar Games has announced it’ll be bringing Grand Theft Auto III to iOS and select Android platforms this Fall.
Grand Theft Auto III will be made available for the following devices:
- Apple iOS Devices: iPad 2, iPhone 4S
- Android Phones: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2
- Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
It isn’t surprising the iPhone 4 didn’t make the list of supported devices given the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have the A5 dual-core chip in it, which certainly doesn’t help in my decision to opt out of getting the iPhone 4S. Although, I do own an iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, so I guess I could make due with a copy on those platforms, but to be able to take Grand Theft Auto III with me while I’m on the run is something I’d never imagine in my wildest dreams when I was playing it on my PS2.
Aside from the news of GTA III hitting iOS and select Android devices, Rockstar Games also announced they’ll be releasing a limited edition Claude action figure, who is the lead character in Grand Theft Auto III. Claude will be a 1:6 scale action figure and is dressed in his well known bomber jacket and cargo pants. He’ll also come with an additional Liberty City Prison jumpsuit as well as a number of weapons including a bat, knife, grenades, pistol, sniper rifle, and assault rifle. The Claude action figure is available for pre-order at Rockstar’s online store “Rockstar Warehouse” for $149.99.
Being a complete sucker for a good action figure, you better believe I’ll be lining up at the local blood bank in order to fund the purchase of Claude. Good luck if you’re the poor sucker who ends up with my lazy, blogger blood.