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San Andreas Out Now on PSN, "The Introduction" Available Online

By Chris | 12th Dec 2012 at 14:21 GMT in San Andreas | 0 Comments
IPB ImageRockstar have now officially announced the availability of GTA: San Andreas in the North American PSN Store as of yesterday, and today it will also become available in European and Asian PSN Stores as they are updated. The game is priced slightly higher than most PS2 Classics, at $14.99 (£11.99 / €14,99), although given the size and replayability of the game, one could argue this is a fair price point.

Alongside the release, Rockstar have also put "The Introduction" online. This film, created using the San Andreas game engine, was originally only released with the official soundtrack double CD edition and with the special edition of the North American PS2 version of the game. Here's what Rockstar had to say about it.

To help prepare you to go back-back to SA, what better to watch than "The Introduction" - the original 20-minute prologue video that highlights the action in the days before the story in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas begins. The Introduction is told from various characters' viewpoints, which are intertwined together to reveal the network of organized crime forces operating throughout the state of San Andreas. Tension builds as threats are carried out, stakes are raised and communication breaks down. In Los Santos, a drive-by shooting in Grove Street Family's territory ignites a series of events to be further explored in the game.

Watch it on YouTube below.

GTA: San Andreas Coming to PSN Store This Week

By Chris | 10th Dec 2012 at 08:19 GMT in San Andreas | 1 Comment
IPB ImageSony's official US PlayStation blog has confirmed that GTA: San Andreas will be coming to the PSN Store this week, following the news in October when we discovered that the ESRB had rated the game for PS3. The US PlayStation Store receives its updates on Tuesday while the European and Asian stores will get it on Wednesday. We expect the price to be $9.99 as we've seen with GTA III, though this has not been confirmed.

Like GTA III, San Andreas is being brought to the PS3 as a PS2 Classic, meaning there are no remastered graphics or trophies or anything like that, it's a direct port. Perfect if you no longer have your PS2 copy around to play.

As of yet there is still no word on when Vice City will be released on the PS3, it was rated for the system back in January. Music licensing issues are suspected to have put a delay on getting it out, however we've since seen the game released on iOS with a few songs removed, so we can hope that these issues are all resolved now and that the game will appear soon-ish. We'll update you when we hear anything more about it.

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