Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Coming to PlayStation(R)3 This Spring

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From the Press Release sent to me by SCEA, and confirmed on Rockstar’s website:

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today that Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will release for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system on March 30, 2010. Created by RockStar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), PS3 fans will have the opportunity for the first time to experience the last two exciting chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga together on one standalone Blu-ray™ disc, or as individual episodes available for download on PlayStation®Network.

In the first episode, The Lost and Damned, players will become immersed in the dark underworld of Liberty City and its motorcycle gangs led by Johnny Klebitz and The Lost motorcycle club. Players will follow the shady exploits of Luis Lopez in the second episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony, as he becomes involved in Liberty City’s fast-paced, corrupt nightclub scene. Both episodes feature new vehicles, weapons, and music.

“Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City has been one of the most requested gameplay experiences by PlayStation fans, and we’re thrilled to finally bring the closing chapters of the GTA IV story from one of the biggest franchises in gaming to PS3,” said Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations, SCEA.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for PS3 will become available in stores on March 30, 2010 in North America at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $39.99. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony also will be available on the same day in North America to purchase separately on PlayStation®Store via PlayStation Network for $19.99.

Personally, I think it’s too little, too late, but many people have said that these were actually better than GTA4 itself. The price is decent I guess, although as late as it is, I would have liked to have seen the Blu Ray at $30. I’ve only finished roughly 26% of GTA4, so I won’t be getting either of these any time soon, but that’s just me. AT th eend of the day though, it’s still great for those people that only have a PS3, however, there’s SO MUCH coming that’s exclusive to the PS3 in that timeframe that I do really question how significant this will be.

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