GTA Vice City to hit iPhone, iPad and Android in December

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the classic 80s-tastic drive'em'up, is coming to iPhone, iPad and Android on 6 December.

A decade after we first burned rubber onto the sun-drenched, neon-scorched streets of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the classic 80s-tastic drive'em'up is coming to iPhone, iPad and Android.

Rockstar Games is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Vice City with a souped-up version of the original game that you can take anywhere. Now you can go and steal a car when you're in a car! Just try not to get confused between the two and start mowing down pedestrians on the high street while singing along to Sunglasses at Night.

The iOS version of the game comes complete with retina display graphics, while all versions of the game have improved character models and enhanced lighting effects. You also get new and more precise targeting and shooting.

It'll echo the epic scale of the original game, letting you roam the entire Miami Vice-inspired open world. All that will cost you just a fiver. 

You'll need at least an iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch or any iPad to play. If you're more of a Grand Theft Android type, compatible phones include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus , S2 and S3, or the HTC One S and One X. Samsung Galaxy Note and Tab tablets also play the game -- click here for the full list.

Rockstar is currently gearing up to unveil  Grand Theft Auto 5 , with a new trailer showing off buckets of train-crashing action. And a dog. For more on that and all the biggest, smallest and in-betweenest new games, check our our button-bashing buddies at GameSpot.

The mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City runs over a passer-by and hijacks your phone or tablet on 6 December. What's your best GTA memory? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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