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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now on iPhone

Another GTA is going mobile: today Rockstar is launching Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on iPhone and iPad for $6.99. The revamped mobile release will be largely the same as the original game — which first launched on Sony's PSP handheld in 2005 — but with new features including both touch controls and gamepad support, improved visuals, cloud saves, and what Rockstar describes as "shorter, streamlined missions designed with mobile gameplay in mind." It'll even let you listen to a custom playlist while playing.

Liberty City Stories is essentially a spinoff of Grand Theft Auto III, taking place in the same fictional take on New York City, but with a new story and gameplay elements pulled from newer games in the franchise, including the ability to change clothes and ride motorcycles. Liberty City Stories follows other mobile GTA releases including GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, and Chinatown Wars. The new release will only be available on iOS to start, but the developer says an Android version is "coming soon," as is a Windows Phone port.

As for the console game, it just keeps getting bigger: this week Rockstar released a huge expansion for GTA Online that introduces features like criminal organizations and expensive new luxury yachts. Rockstar also recently made the main trilogy of PS2 GTA games available on PlayStation 4.