Yesterday, after celebrating its tenth birthday, Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary edition made its way to iOS App Store. Even though owners of iPhones, Ipads and iPod Touches have been playing the addictive game for a while already, those affiliated with Android can now easily play along along after the game went live on the Android Market right now.
The mobile releases of the game go along with the tenth anniversary of GTA III’s original release back in 2001, a time when playing these kinds of games on a home console was impressive. Today we’re playing GTA 3 in all its glory, on devices that we could never imagined before in 2001.
Becuase of the sheer horsepower required to make GTA 3 run on a mobile device, where not all smartphones and tablets are supported. At least for now, we’re able playing GTA 3 on some of the Android handsets, with Rockstar having to release a list of what hardware can, and cannot, play the game.
Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x.
Android Tablets : Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive.
What you see is, there’s currently no support for the latest smartphone on the list, Samsung’s newly released Galaxy Nexus which is the first to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Rockstar say that they will be adding support for the latest Google phone and first Ice Cream Sandwich device on the market, but it isn’t in there ‘out of the box.’
· Visually stunning updated graphics, character and vehicle models
· HD quality resolution
· Gameplay optimized for touch screen devices
· Custom controls for the mobile platform
· Countless hours of gameplay
· Gamepad Support for select USB controllers
Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition is right now available from the Android market, and GTA 3 will set you back $4.99.
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Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Year Anniversary Edition For iPhone and iPad Now Available for Download