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we are happy to announce the official release date for Grand Theft Auto V. All the details can be found below in the press release. Additionally, for a personal message from the development team to our community members, please see the link to our Newswire at the bottom of the release. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto V Release Date

New York, NY, January 31, 2013 -- Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on September 17, 2013.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has officially joined the other two iconic chapters of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy in the PlayStation Store.

Available as part of the PS2 Classics collection ($9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99), Vice City is the story of Tommy Vercetti’s rise to the top of the criminal underworld that pushed the open world game series deeper into popular culture with its vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, stunning celebrity voice cast and loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.

Stay tuned for future announcements on additional Rockstar titles being added to the PS2 Classics collection very soon.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available to download from the PlayStation Store. The game is currently available at the PSN Store in North America and it will also become available later today, Wednesday December 12th, when Sony updates the PSN Store in Europe.

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.

And quite timely in the midst of our Vice City Anniversary celebrations, "The Introduction" also helps provide some insight into characters like Ken Rosenberg and Kent Paul who made the trip from Vice's sunny beaches in pursuit of fortune and fame in Los Santos in 1992. You can find an embed link for "The Introduction" below or as a new entry added to our Videos section atwww.rockstargames.com/videos.

 

Building upon the success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002 pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant, neon-soaked city, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ‘80s.

Please visit www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/anniversary for all the details on the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition for select iOS and Android devices on December 6th.

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Starting today, Grand Theft Auto V is officially available for pre-order everywhere. For those of you that might prefer online retail to the more traditional brick and mortar, we've included a list of links to some popular retailers below.

We're also making available the newest official artwork from the game that was featured in last week's announcement. Grab “Beach Weather” from the Rockstar Downloads page and look for much, much more to be revealed - including the Game Informer cover story later this week as well as an update on the release of the next official trailer.

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Today we’re pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto III is now available to purchase from the PlayStation® Store.

At long lastthe original three-dimensional, open-world Grand Theft Auto title makes its way to the Playstation® Store for the price of £7.99.

Released in 2001 to critical and commercial success, Grand Theft Auto III is widely credited as one of the most influential video games of all time and a landmark moment in popular culture. With world-class voice acting, an action-packed and deftly satirical storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto IIIdelivered a new sense of freedom in videogames.

For more information and future news check out www.rockstargames.com/newswire

 

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