Rockstar Announce Vice City Stories

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May
2006
By Chris | 10th May 2006 at 15:36 GMT in Vice City Stories | 45 Comments
In yet another suprise announcement from Rockstar, Vice City Stories is after all a real game, it was confirmed by Take-Two in a press release earlier this afternoon.

New York, NY - May 10, 2006 - Rockstar Games, the universally-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will be available exclusively on the PSP system in North America on October 17th, 2006 and Europe on October 20th, 2006.

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I've uploaded the GTAVCS logo for your viewing pleasure, click the thumbnail for the full image.
So later this year we will have a new (sort of) GTA game to play. I've made "VCS" section for The GTA Place, it will be themed as soon as we have some artwork and images. The pages we have already are the general information, artwork, and fan created art, so please send us your work if you've already made something, the best will appear on the page. It will be interesting to see what they change in Vice City this time, possibly a new time era too?

Shocked or suprised by this announcement? Discuss it in the forums.

Visit the official site at http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecitystories/
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888ball 10th May, 2006 @ 15:48 - Permalink
Wasnt too excited about GTA 4, but this, this has made my day. Woohoo, the best GTA, portable! And whoah, the website has a white background. Cant wait, ill be getting this for sure.
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rehan751 10th May, 2006 @ 17:11 - Permalink
Will GTA VCS be on PS2???????????? :pissedred:
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Slayer 10th May, 2006 @ 17:17 - Permalink
I thought that R* will release VCS. Now it's just been confirmed. No suprise for me, really, and I'm not interested in it because I haven't got a PSP. :zZZ:
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Chris 10th May, 2006 @ 19:21 - Permalink
I'll probably actually buy a PSP now hehe.
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adzpsp 10th May, 2006 @ 20:51 - Permalink
when do you think they will realise more info and pics?


also what year is it based in? (if you know)
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Chris 10th May, 2006 @ 22:02 - Permalink

when do you think they will realise more info and pics?
also what year is it based in? (if you know)

We don't know.
Since the game comes out in just 5 months I would expect info pretty soon though.
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Neto 10th May, 2006 @ 22:10 - Permalink
I think it the year in vice city stories should be 2006 so everything can be remodeled
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VincentVercetti 11th May, 2006 @ 01:17 - Permalink
Hi, this new has just made my day. I think it could be based on present day, something like vice city, 20 years later; although i won´t deny i would love to see it based on the 70's.
Thanks for the information :coolthumbup:
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Slayer 11th May, 2006 @ 08:14 - Permalink

Since the game comes out in just 5 months I would expect info pretty soon though.


Hm, I don't know about it...5 months is just too short to make a good game.
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Chris 11th May, 2006 @ 11:53 - Permalink
No it doesn't mean they've just started work on it. I bet they've been working on it ever since they finished making LCS, they just haven't announced it until now.
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The JD 11th May, 2006 @ 12:48 - Permalink
Rock on R*! This is just awesome and now I'm defintely not regretting buying my PSP (V1.50 BTW, so eat your hearts out! :bleh:)
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Spaz The Great 11th May, 2006 @ 15:15 - Permalink

Wasnt too excited about GTA 4, but this, this has made my day. Woohoo, the best GTA, portable! And whoah, the website has a white background. Cant wait, ill be getting this for sure.


You're excited about VICE CITY for PSP, but not a HUGE BRAND NEW GTA?

.........

Will GTA VCS be on PS2???????????? :pissedred:


We know NOTHING but what has been posted. That being, the name and release.

Hm, I don't know about it...5 months is just too short to make a good game.


I'm not even going to question why you would possibly think they just started making it. -.-

Rock on R*! This is just awesome and now I'm defintely not regretting buying my PSP (V1.50 BTW, so eat your hearts out! :bleh:)


I doubt 1.5 will be able to play it... You'll have to wait a bit.
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Atticus 11th May, 2006 @ 15:23 - Permalink
Nah, with the update of 2.7 I think Rockstar got a bit of a Bo*l*k*n, TBH I reckon that 3.0 will be out by then anyways because of the eyetoy and GPS, wonder whether any accessories for the psp will have any functions within GTA??
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The JD 11th May, 2006 @ 15:32 - Permalink

I doubt 1.5 will be able to play it... You'll have to wait a bit.


I also own a v2.01 so I can also play 2.00+ games! :thumbsup:
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888ball 11th May, 2006 @ 16:32 - Permalink

You're excited about VICE CITY for PSP, but not a HUGE BRAND NEW GTA?

.........


Thats right, im not going to get the PS3 for at least a year after the release so ill need something to amuse myself while i wait.
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adzpsp 11th May, 2006 @ 18:30 - Permalink

Nah, with the update of 2.7 I think Rockstar got a bit of a Bo*l*k*n, TBH I reckon that 3.0 will be out by then anyways because of the eyetoy and GPS, wonder whether any accessories for the psp will have any functions within GTA??


:D well i had a look at a chart by SCEE and it shows two more updates coming before 2007 i saw one coming around november and the other december :D so im looking foward to that.

Rock on R*! This is just awesome and now I'm defintely not regretting buying my PSP (V1.50 BTW, so eat your hearts out! )


i dont think it wil run on 1.50,

I also own a v2.01 so I can also play 2.00+ games!


i also doubt that it will run on 2.00 most probaly 2.60 or 2.70 as all new psp games need the new firmware to play them. B)
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Fugitive 12th May, 2006 @ 18:55 - Permalink
I won't be surprised if GTA San Andreas Stories will come.
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Slayer 12th May, 2006 @ 18:57 - Permalink

I'm not even going to question why you would possibly think they just started making it. -.-


I don't. Of course they've started making it much earlier, but they've announced it later than they did LCS, so I think that they've taken less time to make VCS than to make LCS. But that's just me, so live with it.
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RussellF 12th May, 2006 @ 19:25 - Permalink
The thing that worries me is the era. One of my favourite things in VC was the tunes (80's child B) ) Driving to the Airport with the sun rising as Squeeze came on ..... ahhh, perfect (assuming you know the tune and the line). I'd be perfectly happy with an exact copy to be honest :)
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The JD 12th May, 2006 @ 20:32 - Permalink

i dont think it wil run on 1.50,
i also doubt that it will run on 2.00 most probaly 2.60 or 2.70 as all new psp games need the new firmware to play them. B)


I could always upgrade my v2.01 to a higher version as I'll still have my v1.50 for homebrew. :bleh:
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SoLo 21st May, 2006 @ 03:08 - Permalink
wow i am so excited for this game [ Vice city stories was my fav city :)~ ] I just wish that they would put more sky scrapers in downtown vice city..i mean there was like 2 buildings..lol
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gta philly 13th June, 2006 @ 21:40 - Permalink
I recently sold my san andreas THEN i hear lcs is coming out 2 ps2!! so buy that

now im hearing theres going to be a vice city stories which is great cuz if lcs is on psp then comes to ps2 vcs will definetly be on ps2 as well is some time

They'll probably (if not it would be rad) come out with San andreas stories # umd's in one case each for each city then it'll be cool if they mash'em together on 1 ps2 disk like the full san andreas game

Skrew the gta 3 trilogy im now gonna be owning the stories

R* at least i think just might have something going here

I recently sold my san andreas THEN i hear lcs is coming out 2 ps2!! so buy that

now im hearing theres going to be a vice city stories which is great cuz if lcs is on psp then comes to ps2 vcs will definetly be on ps2 as well is some time

They'll probably (if not it would be rad) come out with San andreas stories 3 umd's in one case each for each city then it'll be cool if they mash'em together on 1 ps2 disk like the full san andreas game

Skrew the gta 3 trilogy im now gonna be owning the stories

R* at least i think just might have something going here


it would be rad for vcs to be in 70's or a right now-like era
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The Driver 13th June, 2006 @ 21:40 - Permalink
There is no chance that a San Andreas Stories will be coming out, there is not enough space for one UMD, and no one will like multiple ones of UMD's either.
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gta philly 13th June, 2006 @ 22:35 - Permalink

There is no chance that a San Andreas Stories will be coming out, there is not enough space for one UMD, and no one will like multiple ones of UMD's either.


why not i mean nobody has said any thing bad about multiple ps2 disks for a game and they dont all have come out in 1 case they could come out like SAS pt. 1(LS) :) , pt. 2(SF) :D , pt. 3(LV) :thumbsup:

They probably will do it


OR they also coult do Los Santos stories San Fierro stories and Las Venturras stories

That would work wouldnt it :erm:
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Alex2247 14th June, 2006 @ 01:41 - Permalink

Hi, this new has just made my day. I think it could be based on present day, something like vice city, 20 years later; although i won´t deny i would love to see it based on the 70's.
Thanks for the information :coolthumbup:

:) Hi, yeah it would be nice that they decide to besed the city in 2006, but i think they gonna made the city in 1989 or something like that, :thumbsup:
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The Driver 14th June, 2006 @ 14:37 - Permalink
Yeah, Vice City could have completely changed, and become a complete wreck like LC.
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Alex2247 14th June, 2006 @ 15:16 - Permalink

Yeah, Vice City could have completely changed, and become a complete wreck like LC.

B) :lolbounce: Yeah, you right, they gonna made a relative change in VCS....
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The Driver 14th June, 2006 @ 17:01 - Permalink
Somethings gonna happen, but I can't think what.
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gta philly 15th June, 2006 @ 16:55 - Permalink
is there any info on when this game comes out

i want it
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The Driver 15th June, 2006 @ 17:56 - Permalink
There's none yet, but you know what Rockstar are like, they always leave you waiting for the game, and at the last minute, they release info.
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Alex2247 15th June, 2006 @ 20:01 - Permalink
:worship:

is there any info on when this game comes out

i want it

:blink: Is Gonna Came Out In October Like The last 2 GTA Games In The PSP :innocent: :thumbsup: :worship: :w00t:
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BiggShot Gangsta 15th June, 2006 @ 20:10 - Permalink
I hope this time there are more stuff to do and the environment is more interactive, and i wanna see more of Tommy and Candy and maybe Rosenberg as well.
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Alex2247 16th June, 2006 @ 05:07 - Permalink
<_<

I hope this time there are more stuff to do and the environment is more interactive, and i wanna see more of Tommy and Candy and maybe Rosenberg as well.

:blink: Yeah, me too, I wanna See Tommy Vercetty again, I Think he is the best Main character of all, You Think Rockstar opted to put Tommy In The Game Again???
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The Driver 16th June, 2006 @ 16:50 - Permalink
What if Vercetti wasn't in the game and he died at the start, I would be so annoyed, and I sure many others would be.

Have you heard of BJ Smith? That could be Carl Johnson's brother, Brian Johnson, who was killed years later in 1992.
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gta philly 16th June, 2006 @ 23:46 - Permalink

What if Vercetti wasn't in the game and he died at the start, I would be so annoyed, and I sure many others would be.

Have you heard of BJ Smith? That could be Carl Johnson's brother, Brian Johnson, who was killed years later in 1992.


who bj smith

besides hes probably not because his name's smith cuz people do name there children bj. an example is aj

aj doesnt stand for anything
along w/ bj
:huh:
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Alex2247 17th June, 2006 @ 00:43 - Permalink
:innocent: :gappy:

who bj smith

besides hes probably not because his name's smith cuz people do name there children bj. an example is aj

aj doesnt stand for anything
along w/ bj
:huh:

Oh Yeah BJ Smith was the guy in the car shop right? maybe the B is from Brian and the J from
Johnnson, But It is not probably That bj is CJ's brother cause it supossed that Brian is more younger than CJ and BJ looks more older than CJ :mellow: :coolthumbup: :bleh:
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Spaz The Great 17th June, 2006 @ 04:18 - Permalink

why not i mean nobody has said any thing bad about multiple ps2 disks for a game and they dont all have come out in 1 case they could come out like SAS pt. 1(LS) :) , pt. 2(SF) :D , pt. 3(LV) :thumbsup:

They probably will do it
OR they also coult do Los Santos stories San Fierro stories and Las Venturras stories

That would work wouldnt it :erm:


You know why no one minded switching disks for PS2 games?

1. Bigger system, not played all over the place, easier to do that way.

2. It has NEVER been a multi-disk GTA game..... Why? Because you travel between islands. Imagine switching disks EVERYTIME you had to move to a new island...
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The Driver 17th June, 2006 @ 15:44 - Permalink
If you did have San Andreas on PSP, but each city is on a seperate disc, then it would be so annoying to play, and when you are in one city, looking over to another, it wouldn't look good, if you know what I mean. Also, what if you were flying in mid-air and you were going to a different city, you would have to change the disk, causing you to crash.
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Artur 17th June, 2006 @ 21:20 - Permalink
Yeah imagine running away from cops and you want to escape to the other island and you have to change disks. It would be very annoying and stupid but I am interested as into what R* is going to do for San Andreas on PSP. It would be boring if it was only one of the cities.
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gta philly 18th June, 2006 @ 23:34 - Permalink
ok but each city had a different story no switching beween los santos to san fierro

los santos stories


san fierro stories


las venturas stories
:weird:
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SoLo 21st June, 2006 @ 15:55 - Permalink
It's not gonna happen dude. =P
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gta philly 22nd June, 2006 @ 20:28 - Permalink
Yeah, I know. Why don't we get off this topic. VCS is going to be fun. :coolthumbup:
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Turismo 5th July, 2006 @ 16:23 - Permalink
I have a feeling that its going to be around the late 70's or early 80's
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Liberty City Man 5th July, 2006 @ 21:19 - Permalink
It will be cool if the storie hapend in the late 70' :coolthumbup:
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ThePunisher 14th August, 2006 @ 21:35 - Permalink
I cant wait to meet victor Lance

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