After many, many leaks, Rockstar Games has formally introduced the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, comprising Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas. The up to date video games might be launched for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (by way of the Rockstar Games Launcher) “later this yr”. Mobile ports will comply with subsequent yr.
All three video games “will function across-the-board upgrades together with graphical enhancements and fashionable gameplay enhancements for all three titles, whereas nonetheless sustaining the traditional feel and appear of the originals.” More particulars will comply with within the coming weeks. Rockstar has not but confirmed if the video games might be launched as a single bundle, as particular person titles, or each.
The current variations of all three video games might be faraway from digital storefronts subsequent week. Rockstar additionally introduced that the video games will come to iOS and Android within the first half of 2022.
The remasters have been rumored for months and there have been a number of main leaks together with references to the trilogy in Rockstar’s personal sport launcher, leaked logos and achievements, and the trilogy was even rated in South Korea.
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The remasters are being launched as a part of GTA 3‘s twentieth anniversary, and GTA Online may even be up to date with anniversary 0themed occasions, clothes, liveries and extra. Rockstar teases that there might be surprises in retailer for GTA Online gamers, “together with the upcoming chance of some uncommon exercise occurring in and round Southern San Andreas…”
On prime of the anniversary celebrations, Rockstar additionally teased what appears to be a brand new GTA Online growth for this yr, saying that “some well-known contacts and acquainted associates want your assist in increasing their “legit enterprise” — with many extra surprises quickly to be revealed!”
Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas are thought of among the greatest video games within the sequence. As with all Grand Theft Auto video games, every title focuses on the life and crimes of the principle character attempting to make it massive in a fictional metropolis within the United States.
The trilogy will hopefully tide followers over as Rockstar readies a next-gen model of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PlayStation 5, which has been delayed until 2022. Though people appear looking forward to news of Grand Theft Auto 6 greater than something.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.