Rockstar Releasing Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition On iPhone This Autumn (Updated)
UPDATE: Since this story went live, Rockstar have confirmed that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will be playable on older generations of the iPhone in the future. It'll also be available on the iPad 2 and various Android devices.
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Grand. Theft. Auto. III. iPhone.
These are the five words every iPhone-wielding 'hardcore' gamer has been longing to hear / see / smell in a single sentence since the year dot.
Okay, summer 2008.
Anyway, Rockstar Gamer will be putting you out of your long-term misery this autumn when they unleash Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition on the iPhone 4S.
Yes, you read that correctly. This special edition of GTA III will be compatible with Apple's fifth-generation smartphone and Apple's fifth-generation smartphone alone when it comes to blowers.
We can speculate until next Tuesday on the technical reasons behind this decision, but we'll assume it's because the A5 SoC powering the iPhone 4S is the only chip capable of coping with the game's complex processing demands.
The game itself, by the way, follows the story of a con called Claude, who gets betrayed by his bird during a bank heist. Cue lots and lots of criminal activity.
To whet your appetite for Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition, check out the 5-star GTA: Chinatown Wars on iPhone. It'd be a crime not to. Ho.