Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition launching on December 6th

We’ve just received a very straightforward message from Rockstar Games, announcing that the mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be arriving on December 6th for a UK-adjusted price of £3.72. Which in all forms of modern currency is something of a bargain.

Rockstar says we can expect to see “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” in this mobile version of the legendary game’s code.


The publisher also very kindly attached a list of “supported” Android devices, so you can more accurately gauge whether it’s worth getting excited about it or not. Here that is:

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 & 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

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  1. Binky

     /  November 21, 2012

    I’ll wait until it’s reduced to 10p in one of the sales. Already spent the best part of two years playing it on PS2.

  2. Tinytom21

     /  November 22, 2012

    This is my favourite PC game ever and I can’t freaking wait. I even bought a bluetooth gamepad in anticipation.

    However I have GTA 3 on my HTC One X and I’m a little disappointed in the choppy framerates and stuff. I think I need to do an app purge to delete background processes and stuff, but it feels like its really maxing out the phone, which is upsetting as I’m stuck with it for another 18 months.

    • lardboy

       /  November 22, 2012

      You should be able to play this faultlessly on the One X. My SGS2 handled it with no hiccups.

      Maybe a strip and rebuild would work wonders?

      • Tinytom21

         /  November 26, 2012

        Well I think I can make it smoother, but the One X has a much higher resolution than SGS2. Also I’m talking about mirroring my screen to my TV at the same time. It feels very close to being able to manage it, so I think a general clean of my apps and stuff should help.

  3. Adrian68

     /  November 22, 2012

    I wonder why there’s a “google tax” in that it costs £2.99 on iOS though. I did love this on PS2 though, probably to do with me rocgnising alot of the music (as it was my era growing up)…