Did you finish Rockstar’s latest blockbuster hit, Grand Theft Auto V, and think, “Gosh, that just wasn’t enough GTA” or “It sure would be great to take this carnage on the road and really weird out people on the train”? If so, you’re in luck.
On its newswire, Rockstar announced today plans to release its last-gen open-world swan song, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, for mobile platforms, as it has with Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City. The game will release next month, Rockstar confirms, though a solid date or price point has thus far gone unrevealed. According to the announcement, the game features “brand new touch controls including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression” as well as full controller support.
San Andreas first hit the PlayStation 2 in 2004, followed by ports to Xbox and PC in 2005. The game puts players in the shoes of former Grove Street gangbanger Carl “CJ” Johnson, who returns home to San Andreas after the death of his mother to find his old turf in chaos. It was the largest and most ambitious Grand Theft Auto to date at the time of its release, featuring an entire state to explore and three whole cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas. The game also introduced heavy customer characterization elements into the franchise, but it may be most notable for the “Hot Coffee” scandal – in which it was discovered that with a little bit of modding prowess, players could uncover a hidden sex minigame axed from the full release.
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