Rockstar is bringing the highly-praised “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” to the PlayStation Network for download next week, Eddie Makuch for Gamespot wrote on Jan. 24.
It was announced in December that Rockstar would be bringing “Vice City” to the PSN “soon”. But today, the company has set a firm date: Jan. 29, 2013, for a North American release, and Jan. 30 for the European release.
It will be available on the PSN as part of the PlayStation 2 Classics collection. It will start at its launch at $9.99, €9.99, and £7.99.
Rockstar also warned gamers to stay alert, that in the next few coming weeks and months there will be more announcements regarding PSN releases. No specifics were mentioned.
“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” was originally released for the PS2 in Oct. 2002. It has since been released for PC, Mac (both via Steam as well as DVD), Xbox, and most recently, Android and iOS downloads. It sold a total of 17.5 million units as of 2008, and remains one of the highest-selling PS2 games of all time. It also was critically well-received, and very controversial due to its level of violence, vulgarity, and sexual content.
For more information, check out Eddie Makuch’s article on Gamespot. And for the upcoming release of “Grand Theft Auto V”, the next entry in the series, you can check out the official website for trailers and more.