As proof that the smartphones in our pockets and tablets in our bags are powerful enough to emulate formerly cutting-edge PlayStation 2 games from a decade ago, Rockstar revealed on Wednesday it will launch Grand Theft Auto Vice City: 10th Anniversary on Android and iOS this December 6th. Originally launched in October 2002, Vice City went on to become the best-selling game of the year, winning critical acclaim for its gameplay and recreation of Miami during the 1980s.
Vice City: 10th Anniversary is a port of Rockstar’s classic third-person, open-world, shoot and loot game — with its 3D graphics intact — and includes enhancements such as “updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully customizable control layout and native support for Retina display devices.”
The game will be available on Google Play and the App Store for $4.99 and will be compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets including:
Apple iOS Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, 4S & 5, iPod touch 4th & 5th Generation
Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4
Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10