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Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories arrive on PSN

The PlayStation Store has now been graced with the presence of Grand Theft Auto’s Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, both of which are now available to download via PSN.

Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories take players back to the Grand Theft Auto 3 stomping ground of the sun-drenched 80s.

Released first, Liberty City Stories takes place prior to the events in GTA 3 and stars Toni Cipriani who has been laying low for a number of years after killing a main for Don Salvatore Leone. On Cipriani’s return to Liberty City, of course Salvatore immediately gives him some more work to do, along with a number of other characters.

Vice City Stories was the sequel to Liberty City stories and allows players to take control of Lance Vance’s brother, Vic. Vic Vance arrives in Vice City as a private in the US army serving in Fort Baxter, but leaves the army in an attempt to make money for his dysfunctional family. He then gets into some rather shady business, including drugs running, with the game even featuring a cameo from Phil Collins.

Originally launched on the PSP, both Grand Theft Auto spin-offs eventually made it to the PS2 and offered a more enjoyable interactive experience with the Dualshock controller. Now Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories can be enjoyed in all their retro glory on the PlayStation 3 via PSN. Both titles are priced at £7.99.

The PlayStation store already offers Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto 4 and its two expansion packs, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for players to download.

Rockstar has also said that players should watch out for “announcements on the future availability of other classic PS2 Rockstar titles to come”.

With a Grand Theft Auto 5 release date confirmed for September 17, Rockstar seems to be making sure PlayStation 3 players can have their fill of GTA antics until then.

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