Rockstar Games today announced that it will release iOS and Android versions of the Grand Theft Auto III later this fall to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the game. Mobile versions of the game will be available to play at the 2011 New York Comic-Con from October 14-16, 2011. The game will be available on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, as well as the following Android smartphones and tablets: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2, Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
For those unable to attend, the Rockstar Warehouse (www.rockstarwarehouse.com) is relaunching today, where “special anniversary edition items” will be available for purchase throughout October. Beginning today, the limited-edition action figure of Grand Theft Auto III lead character, Claude, will be available for pre-order through the Rockstar Warehouse. The action figure will be on sale on October 20.
The “fully articulated” 1:6 scale Claude figure comes dressed in his original attire of cargo pants and a bomber jacket, says Rockstar, and is also supplied with his iconic Liberty City Prison-issued jumpsuit.
The Claude figure is equipped with an arsenal of classic weapons from Grand Theft Auto III, including a bat, knife, grenades, pistol, sniper rifle, and assault rifle. He’s ready for Sidcup.
“Grand Theft Auto III showed us the potential of open world games,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “It helped set the vision for the company, and we have been expanding on those possibilities with every game ever since.”
Grand Theft Auto III was originally released in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2.