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Guess what's coming to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone this December? 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.' The game will officially roll out to these three consoles this coming December. Rockstar Games is expected to unveil additional details about the specific release date and game within the next few weeks.

Here's what's known so far:

Grand Theft San Andreas Re-Released

This game was a smash hit in 2004. If you were around to play the game back then, you have some idea of what to expect this time around. Rockstar Games won't be using old graphics that look and feel outdated, don't worry. The game has been completely revamped to be up to scruff with our current gaming standards and expectations.

Rockstar Games recently told press that:

"Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models..."

So, you can expect this game to rock on-screen as much (or more) as it did way back when. But, graphics and colors aren't the only update that this game is getting. Rockstar Games has also messed around with the controls a bit.

New Functions and Controls

Since this is the world of touch, Rockstar Games has put a lot of effort into making the new Grand Theft game a touch-centered gaming option. Features like as-needed option buttons and various driving control schemes are included in the new game. You can shift driving views and maneuver easier than before with the new game.

GTA: San Andreas gets even better with iOS. This will be one of the first games to take advantage of the iOS controller compatibility option. What does this mean? You can hook up a MOGA Gamepad or Logitech Controller to your iOS device to play the new GTA (also available on iPad). This isn't the first GTA for smartphones available, but it is one of the most anticipated GTA games out there.

A Few Different GTA Gaming Options

San Andreas is the third GTA game to be released for various smartphone and tablet devices. So far, options include GTA: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto 3. GTA: San Andreas was one of the most popular GTA games to be released many years ago, and Rockstar Games is banking on the game being just as popular today.

If you were a GTA fan many years ago, you'll dig what Rockstar has come up with. It won't be the same as playing the game on an at-home console, but having the option to play Grand Theft Auto games on your phone or tablet is a fun way to play and travel at the same time - keep this in mind if you plan to travel for the holidays!

Question: does GTA for smartphones and tablets compare to the console games of old? Or, is there no way that you'd want to play this game on a smaller device?

I'll keep you posted with the details of the newest GTA instalment when Rockstar announces more information.