It seems Rockstar is busy remastering some of their best work. They’re focusing on a pinnacle of early-aughts gaming: Grand Theft Auto III and the immediate follow-ups Vice City and San Andreas. Rockstar took a weird game most didn’t know about (GTA I & II) and mixed it up into one of the biggest games of 2001. Now, these three games are heading to Nintendo Switch among other platforms.
Rockstar Games has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas are each getting HD remasters. They’ll be released in a package called Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The collection is coming to PC (via the Rockstar Games Launcher), PlayStation, Xbox, and, more surprisingly, the Nintendo Switch will host them, too. It will come to iOS and Android in the first half of 2022. Pricing and release date info hasn’t been shared.The Verge
For me and my friends, this was THE reason to own a PS2. It was an exclusive game and absolutely a system-seller. The in-your-face violence combined with a sandbox environment meant you could concoct any amount of insanity. Plus, each game had awesome music and radio commercials. I have fond memories of “OMG did that REALLY just happen!?!?” moments with my friends with each absurd scenario we encountered.
It’s interesting that Rockstar didn’t announce pricing. At the normal $60 price for a single Switch game, this would be (pardon the pun) a steal. Even at $99 the game is worth it. One must keep in mind that the two follow-ups to GTA III were full-fledged games. They were not expansion packs or DLC. This is one I’ll look to pick up when it comes out.