Update: Rockstar has confirmed PS3 and PC versions of Episodes From Liberty City are indeed coming.
This just in:
New York, NY - January 29, 2010 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PS3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStationNetwork and Games for Windows - LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City's 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City's own internet.
"It's been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3," said Sam Houser. "We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March."
The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City's seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang's leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart.In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City's high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends.Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.
Episodes from Liberty City - Available March 30, 2010 globally
(The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony together on one disc)
Does not require a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
Games for Windows - LIVE
The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony - Available March 30, 2010 globally
(Individual episodes for digital download)
Requires a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
Games for Windows - LIVE
Original story below:
PS3 GTA fans have been waiting for Episodes From Liberty City for a pretty long time - watching 360-owning gamers hog the title as a platform exclusive.
That's no longer the case according to retailer SimplyGames.com. The firm confirmed today that a PS3 version is coming this year.
Simply put out a statement today that read: 'We can confirm that the details on our website are correct and that this title will be released on the Playstation 3 in the near future.
'We have had to remove this title from sale for a short period. As soon as this title is available to pre-order we will email you with all the details so you can get your order placed as soon as possible.'
ConnectedConsoles chased up the story.
Episodes From Liberty City brings together former GTA IV DLC packs The Lost & Damned and
The Ballad of Gay Tony. The title runs as a standalone game and does not require GTA IV.
Any of you PS3 owners feeling a little gleeful right now, readers?