Take-Two publishing label Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
exclusively for PSP, following the debut of the extremely successful PSP and now PS2 spin-off GTA: Liberty City Stories
. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
will be available on October 17th, 2006 and Europe on October 20th, 2006.
Further details on the game are thus far vague - according to an official statement, the title "is a new game in the Grand Theft Auto
series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and gameplay... and features the interactive, open environment of Vice City."
"The success of Liberty City Stories
on the PSP system was nothing short of spectacular," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games and Executive Producer. "The incredible PSP system technology allowed us to do things we never thought possible on a handheld system and we are excited to once again give our audience a fresh experience in one of their favorite locales in the Grand Theft Auto series, Vice City."
He ended: "With Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
we look to once again smash expectations of portable gaming, bringing an all new story and exciting new gameplay elements to this classic setting.”