Grand Theft Auto III Anniversary Edition Heading to iOS and Android Device Dec. 15th

Breaking News! Fans of GTA III series can now be able to play them on their mobile devices soon. On December 15th, Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition will be available for download on the Apple’s App Store and o Android Market.

Rockstart Games announced on tuesday, that Grand Theft Auto 3 will launch on iOS and Android-based devices on Dec 15. Starting next week, GTA III can be purcahsed for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store as well as in Market for Android phones/tablets.

Directly from Rockstar, here are the devices the game will support:

It will run on the original iPad and iPad 2, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and the iPod Touch 4th-generation.

For the phones running Android, the game will be available on the HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x

GTA III is also lands on various Android Tablets, including the 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.

The game itself will be available for purchase for a reasonable price of $4.99. Fans of the series should no issue with the price point considering what the platform titles cost. The original Grand Theft Auto III was released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on October of 2001. Playing the game now will definetely be a blast front the past experience. Each game allowed the player to free roam throughout the GTA universe. There is a storyline involved, but each player can choose when and how to complete it.

In October, when Rockstart celebrated the tenth anniversary of the series, it released a version of the game for iOS, but next week it’s adding many more devices, including the latest iPhone.

GTA III first launched on PS2 in 2001’s, and is widely believed to be the franchise’s breakthough title. Set in the New York-inspired Liberty City, GTA III has been one of the most influential open-world format games of the last decade.

The GTA games are not without controversy. The games are filled with what we call ‘real life scenarios’. The player usually takes on the role of a vigilante, rising in ranks throughout the storyline. Overall, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has sold more than 114 million copies worldwide since it first appeared in 1997. Last month, Rockstar announced that GTA V is coming.

The Grand Theft Auto series originated from the United Kingdom, by developers based in Edinburgh and have received many awards to date. Financially, the series is a success.

Save your pocket money and get that early Christmas gift on the 15th. Check out the screenshots lokk very promising. Stay tuned to grab more information and updates and a hands-on review at launch time.