10 Jahre GTA Vice City: Kultspiel kommt für Android

Es gibt Spiele für die PC-Plattform und für Konsolen, die haben auch Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen noch immer Kultstatus und eine treue Fangemeinde. Zu Vertretern dieser Gattung kann das erst gestern angekündigte Roller Coaster Tycoon gezählt werden aber auch das im letzten Jahr für Android veröffentlichte GTA 3. Schon damals war abzusehen, dass Rockstar Games groß in den Mobile-Gaming-Markt einsteigen will.

Es war für viele wie ein Traum, als Rockstar Games letztes Jahr die mobile Fassung von GTA 3 ankündigte. An die Bedienung per Touchscreen angepasst und für iOS sowie Android veröffentlicht, hat es seitdem viele alte und neue Fans gewonnen. Anlass für die Veröffentlichung der mobilen Portierung ist das 10-jährige Jubiläum von GTA 3 gewesen, was beim Nachfolger GTA Vice City ebenso der Fall sein wird. Noch diesen Herbst plant Rockstar Games die Veröffentlichung für alle wichtige Geräte der iOS- und Android-Plattformen, ohne ein genaueres Datum oder gar einen möglichen Preis zu nennen.

Wie im Original für PC und Konsole aus dem Jahre 2002 bzw. 2003 streift ihr als Thomas „Tommy“ Vercetti, in der Stadt Vice City im Stile der 1980er Jahre umher. Die Stadt zeigt sich dabei von der für diese Zeit typischen Seite: Neonfarbene Reklame an den Häusern, Musik und Kleidung sowie die gesellschaftlichen und politischen Zustände jener Zeitepoche. Im Verlauf des Spieles versucht ihr die Gewalt über Vice City zu erlangen, nachdem ihr bei einem Drogendeal von Unbekannten überfallen wurdet. Mit einer an Touchscreengeräte angepassten Steuerung sowie weiteren Anpassungen an die mobilen Plattformen dürfte der mobilen Verbrecherkarriere nichts im Wege stehen. Höchstens ein leerer Akku.

[EXPAND Pressemitteilung]Rockstar Games Announces 10th Anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for mobile devices coming soon to iOS and Android platforms

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on October 29, 2012. Building upon the success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002 pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.

In conjunction with the anniversary, Rockstar will release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for a wide range of iOS and Android devices later this fall.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City gave players the freedom of a massive open-world in one of the most iconic and vibrant settings ever realized in a game,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “It was a defining moment in the series and we’re delighted to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a stunning, updated version for phones and tablets.”

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, there will be a series of commemorative assets released, both old and new, including never-before-seen artwork and a brand new anniversary trailer highlighting some of the most iconic scenes and music from the game. In addition, a limited run of collectable promotional items will be made available for purchase through the Rockstar Games Warehouse (, with select items available via online giveaways.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was originally released in October 2002 for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, just one year after its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto III, changed the gaming landscape forever with its combination of open-world freedom, humor and action in a living, breathing city. Vice City expanded upon the open world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto III, combined with nostalgia for the 1980s to create one of the true high points in the marriage of video games and mainstream pop culture, loved by hardcore gamers and casual players alike. The upcoming mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the full experience to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms.

As one of the top-selling games of all time for the PlayStation 2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City received numerous awards and praise from press. Rolling Stone stated, “It’s not just a new frontier for games. It’s a new frontier for humanity.” IGN concluded that Vice City is “a truly unique gameplay experience,” and “no other action game comes close.” Game Informer wrote that Vice City “doesn’t just match the magic of GTA III, it bests it in every way possible.”

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at

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2 Gedanken zu „10 Jahre GTA Vice City: Kultspiel kommt für Android

  • Ach wie geil, erst RollerCoaster Tycoon dann GTA Vice City….beides Klassiker die ich aufm PC gezockt habe. Jetzt in klein auf meinem grünen Freund. 🙂

  • Holzkohlen

    Dann darf ich mich schonmal auf GTA 3 und GTA Vice City auf der OUYA freuen. Herrlich 😀


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