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Grand Theft Auto III beats its way onto tablets, phones

The classic and brutal exploration of Liberty City will find its way onto iOS and Android devices later this fall.

A scene from the original Grand Theft Auto III.
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You've filled your smartphone and tablet with everything from social apps to multimedia packages to games featuriing disgruntled ornithology.

You can take photos, play music, tweet, make phone calls, and reserve a table for dinner.

But, until you can steal a late-model sports car while abusing a woman of ill repute, you may not be entirely complete as a gadget owner. Enter Grand Theft Auto III: The 10th Anniversary Edition for your iOS and Android devices.

The crime-themed game has always been a lightning rod for controversy while racking up big sales numbers for Rockstar Games. Now, the third installment in the franchise will be reborn for the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2, Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The classic exploration of the thug-filled Liberty City will arrive on those platforms later this fall--no specific date yet--with more devices expected to find their way onto Rockstar's hit list.