[Update: Shield Support and Sale] Rockstar Games quietly releases Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories onto Google Play

[Update: Shield Support and Sale] Rockstar Games quietly releases Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories onto Google Play

Rockstar Games will quickly quietly release a new Grand Theft Auto game onto Android today called Liberty City Stories. If you are keeping track of what’s what, this would be the ninth installment into the Grand Theft Auto franchise as a whole, and was originally released for that Playstation Portable back in 2005.

Update: March 3rd, 2016 10:12am PST: Rockstar Games and Nvidia have teamed up to release Shield support (including Android TV) for Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories within an update today. This includes various graphical enhancements for example high-resolution textures, updated character art, and real-time lighting and shadows. This brings controller support to the game. GTA: Liberty City Stories will also be going on sale at some point today on the internet Play for $3.99. So look out for that.

For people unfamiliar with this game, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is an open world game like the other titles in the franchise, but features more streamlined stories and quests to higher suit mobile gameplay.

Former trusted wise guy for the Leone family, Toni Cipriani returns home to Liberty City after working amount of time in hiding for killing a made man. Now, the streets of Liberty City have been in turmoil, as warring families vie for control and the town starts to self-destruct under waves of political corruption, organized crime, drug trafficking and union strikes. – Rockstar Games

According to Rockstar Games, this version comes with “extensive graphic enhancements, rebalanced touch controls and cross-platform saves“, simply to name some of the additions. The cross-platform saves part in is conjunction with the Rockstar Social Club, so if you possess a membership with that, you’re already good to go.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now readily available for download from Google Play for $4.99, that is is a sale price celebrating the launch of the game on Android. Of course this is just for any limited time, after which it’ll increase to the normal price.

GTA: Liberty City Stories (Playboard) | GTA: Liberty City Stories (Play Store)