Rockstar celebrating GTA III's 10th Anniversary with mobile ports and rare collectibles

Grand Theft Auto III is turning 10 on October 22, and to celebrate, Rockstar is re-releasing its seminal sandbox crime title for iOS and Android devices, as well as rare GTA III collectibles through its online warehouse.

The mobile ports, which will make an appearance at this week's Comic Con in New York, will only be available for select Apple and Android products. Judging by Rockstar's official list of supported devices, Apple fans will need the latest gear to partake in the Liberty City revival. Check it out to see if you've got the goods:

Apple iOS Devices: iPad 2, iPhone 4S

Android Phones: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

In addition to the re-releases, Rockstar is stocking its online warehouse with GTA III memorabilia throughout October. The first, available now, is a limited edition 1:6 scale Claude action figure, complete with prison jumpsuit and an arsenal of GTA III weapons. It is currently retailing for $149.99, however Rockstar is giving away three for free through a Social Club promotion.

Reflecting on GTA III's 10th Anniversary celebrations, Rockstar founder Sam Houser said: "Grand Theft Auto III showed us the potential of open world games. It helped set the vision for the company, and we have been expanding on those possibilities with every game ever since."

Oct 13, 2011


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  • ShishkaBerry - December 20, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Works on HTC incredible s
  • Spybreak8 - October 15, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    A game I loved and owned twice, PC and then Xbox.
  • TheWebSwinger - October 13, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    wow. we can now play GTA III...on modern phones. THE FUTURE!!
  • BigWillis - October 13, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    As an iPhone user I'm interested in the fact that it will be on there but there's no way I'd buy it with touch screen controls. Some of the missions were hard enough with the over 10 physical buttons and 2 analog sticks on a Ps2 controller. Some games just aren't meant for a touch screen.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - October 13, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    I agree, unless they've taken the time and effort to re-work the game for a touch screen, which I highly doubt they have, i fail to see how it could work mind you this is Rockstar, they rarely disappoint
  • BigWillis - October 13, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    Even the best iPhone shooters designed purely for touchscreen controls get very uncomfortable and awkward after 2 minutes of play. There's very little they can really do.
  • NotBraze - October 13, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    I'm curious about how they're handling controls as well. Typically console ports to touch screen devices haven't worked very well, but Rockstar typically does good work. Hopefully they'll release a Lite version so we can try it first.
  • therawski - October 13, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I'd like it if they made an HD remake of 3 using the mechanics of 4
  • AlphaSignalSeven - October 13, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    Is it been adapted for touch screen? It'll be impossible to simulate using a whole dual shock on a phone screen.

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