Dec 06 AT 2:32 PM Taylor Wimberly 115 Comments

Grand Theft Auto III hits Android on December 15 for $4.99

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Today Rockstar Games announced that their highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition will be available on select Android devices starting Decmeber 15th for $4.99. The game pays tribute to the original PlayStation 2 version that launched 10 years ago, but it will feature boosted the graphics with newly created textures, more complex characters with higher polygon count, and higher resolution assets from the game’s PC release.

Don’t expect to enjoy the game, unless you have a newer dual-core device. The list of supported devices is mainly limited to those with Tegra 2 processors, but we expect more will be added at a later date.

Look for Grand Theft Auto III on the following devices:

  • 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

Previous reports said that Rockstar Games was using a Tegra 3 tablet as their development platform, so we expect this game to be available on the upcoming Asus Transformer Prime. The game will feature on-screen controls, but we also hear that official gamepad support will be included so you play with an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 controller.

Check out the quick trailer below for an idea of what to expect.

Source: Rockstar Games

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