Ever since its inception, Grand Theft Auto III has been a super controversial video game. Still, this is one fun game to play (as avid games already know). For some time now, GTA III has been available through various gaming consoles, but it has never breached the gaming console line – until now. Rockstar Games has just announced that a version of Grand Theft Auto III will soon be hitting an Android or iOS device near you.
This version of the popular game will be available for both smartphones and for tablets running either iOS or Android. Even better, you can purchase this game for just $4.99, which is a decent price for a much-loved game. What will the game look like and when will it be available? If you’re just itching to give GTA III a try on your smartphone or tablet, here’s what you need to know about Rockstar Games’ upcoming GTA III debut.
Can’t wait to test out GTA III on your new tablet or phone? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Rockstar Games has announced that it will release GTA III on December 15th. This article was written and published on December 7th, so that’s a mere 15 days from now. As soon as this game is available, you’ll be able to find it in the Apple Store or the Android Marketplace. How’s that for a fast delivery? If you plan to buy someone a new Android or Apple tablet for Christmas, I have no doubt that this game will be one of the first downloaded.
Based upon pictures shown on the Mashable blog, GTA III for Android and iOS looks pretty snazzy. Will all of the great graphics transfer from the big screen to your smartphone or tablet? If games that already exist on these devices are any indication, GTA III is set to be colorful, well defined, and easy to play. Best of all, you can steal all the cars you want as soon as you pay that $5 price tag.
The Return of Classic Games
Interestingly, gaming companies are looking less towards consoles and more towards smartphones and tablets these days. Take Atari, for example. The legendary gaming company has recently introduced some of those old tried and true games to iOS devices, and the company recently announced that it plans to unveil additional tablet and smartphone versions of old classics within the near future. Seemingly, the developers behind GTA III are heading in the same direction. When analyzed, the reasoning for this shift from console to tablets and smartphones is somewhat clear.
Many years ago, those gamers who were addicted to consoles like the Atari are now using tablets and smartphones. What’s the best way for a company to sell old games? Why, the nostalgia card, of course. GTA III is rated one of the most popular games of all time. As such, this game can expect to stir up some happy memories in those who used to play the game via PSII. Now, those people can access those memories once again thanks to gaming companies looking to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Along the way, these companies may also pick up some new gamers, and that’s always a good thing.