Some time ago a leaked image of GTA Liberty City Stories rating for a mobile version made the rounds on the internet, suggesting that the game will soon be making its way to iOS and Android devices. This have meant the game followed the same path as its predecessors – GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas. Liberty City Stories was a prequel spin-off to GTA III, released initially for the PSP in 2005, and later ported to the system GTA was most cozy on at the time, the PS2.
The 3D universe GTA games have steadily been getting mobile ports in order, according to their respective 10 year anniversaries, starting with III. The ports feature a touch interface friendly control scheme, updated textures and visuals, longer draw distances and performance enhancements, all of which are coming to LSC with this port.
Liberty City Stories’ iOS port is already available, and not only has it been announced for Android, but Amazon devices as well. The story of GTA LSC follows – wait, let’s see if you’ve heard this one before. Man with ties to organised crime comes back to city after living in exile because of a dark event in his past. He gets mixed up with the criminal underground, meeting friends and enemies, new and old, and is tied up in some new overarching conflict.
So, yeah, the story-line isn’t all that new to the franchise, but it has its own twists and turns setting it apart. Liberty City Stories also introduced some gameplay improvements over III, like new vehicles and weapons.
Rockstar is pushing a new cross-promotion model with this release. LSC’s mobile port is linked to the social club, and anyone who purchases the new release will get a free “I Heart LC” shirt in GTA Online – provided they’re playing on the Xbox One, PS4 or PC.
Did any of you play GTA Liberty City Stories back in the day?