Rockstar announces Vice City Stories

GTA Vice CityWe had a hunch that it was coming due to the trademarks filed earlier this year, but today Rockstar has confirmed that Vice City Stories will be making it to the PSP on October 17th, 2006! An announcement and release date, that’s allmost unheard of. Here is the Press release:

New York, NY – May 10, 2006 – Rockstar Games, the universally-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will be available exclusively on the PSP system in North America on October 17th, 2006 and Europe on October 20th, 2006.

“The success of Liberty City Stories on the PSP system was nothing short of spectacular,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games and Executive Producer. “The incredible PSP system technology allowed us to do things we never thought possible on a handheld system and we are excited to once again give our audience a fresh experience in one of their favorite locales in the Grand Theft Auto series, Vice City. With Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories we look to once again smash expectations of portable gaming, bringing an all new story and exciting new gameplay elements to this classic setting.”

“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.”

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a new game in the Grand Theft Auto series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and gameplay that brings an unprecedented experience to mobile gaming. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories features the interactive, open environment of Vice City with professional voice talent, a diverse soundtrack and high production values that have become trademarks of this landmark series.

14 Responses to “Rockstar announces Vice City Stories”

  1. 1 shaykin

    what ever happened to that entire new game Idea. I don’t want a remake I want something fresh. but ohhwel. GTA is still the sh!t

  2. 2 Bakerboy

    Looks awesome. Nothing can stop me from getting this GTA. :D

  3. 3 dfdf

    I will need to get this first week after the relase. :)

  4. 4 Brandon

    A must have title for my psp. I can’t wait to preorder it at EB or Gamestop.

  5. 5 Kb

    I knew it.. thats gotta mean that they will make sandreas stories

    cant wait this is gonna be ace me think .. but not sure as i thought the vice city didnt do as well

  6. 6 stu

    yo GTA is a class game but da best is san andreas thn vice city but vice city was a bit GAY cuz of all da pink it wasnt very ganstaish even da man looked gay

  7. 7 Dasme

    What isn’t gangsta about Pink? Don’t you know that pink is the new red? You ain’t got bling without some Pink on tha thing.

  8. 8 stfu

    hah, no matter what, i will get every GTA release. To me, Vice City was the best, then GTA3, then San Andreas. San Andreas took away from the classic GTA style that everyone loved. There were some nice features, but it doesnt compare to VC. So i will definately be buying this title :)

  9. 9 J Bizzle

    In my opinion GTA VC was the best because i just liked the theme better than the rest of the gtas.But i most def think this is going to be a gta that goes all out and i will def buy it right when it comes out

  10. 10 will

    hmmmmmmm this interesting gta vice city stories it better be as good as gta vice city becuse i liked gta3 an when i got liberty city stories it sucked so i hope vice city stories wont suck as bad as liberty city stories and hopefull the radio statoins will be better then liberty city stories radio

  11. 11 C.U.V

    mannnnnnnnnnnn if theres a sandreas stories iam gettin that bitch bad

  12. 12 AL- X

    I think it’ll be good, but I still wana c if they’ll bring out the San Andreas version.
    I’ll probably still get it though lol

  13. 13 Sh@mer

    Can’t Wait! Love All The GTA’s. Hope That This Comes Out For PS2!!

  14. 14 bobbo

    Sh@mer, never gonna happen, rockstar only made liberty city sotries on ps2 cuz people were begging, they are going to try to stick to the portable now.

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