Finally confirming what has been speculated for months, Rockstar has announced Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is being developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North for the PSP. The game is slated to be released in North America on October 17th, 2006 and Europe on October 20th, 2006.
"The success of Liberty City Stories on the PSP system was nothing short of spectacular," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games and Executive Producer. "The incredible PSP system technology allowed us to do things we never thought possible on a handheld system and we are excited to once again give our audience a fresh experience in one of their favorite locales in the Grand Theft Auto series, Vice City. With Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories we look to once again smash expectations of portable gaming, bringing an all new story and exciting new gameplay elements to this classic setting."
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a new game in the Grand Theft Auto series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and gameplay. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories features the typical interactive, open environment that you would expect of a console GTA game, as well as professional voice talent, and a diverse soundtrack.