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GTA 3 released on US PSN this week

Rockstar classic could hit Europe tomorrow

Rockstar's lauded Grand Theft Auto 3 will be included in this week's US PlayStation Store content update under the PS2 Classics banner.

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GTA 3 was the first in the series to feature a fully-realised open-world city and has served as the blueprint for all following Grand Theft Auto titles. Since the original release on PlayStation 2, the game has been ported to numerous other consoles. It was most recently released for Apple's iOS and Android as part of its 10th Anniversary celebration.

Here's the official description:

"From the days of the PlayStation 2, this downloadable game allows you to play the classic original on compatible PlayStation game systems."

"Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you'll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive."

"Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay. Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons."

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The content update also includes LittleBigPlanet Vita, Dead or Alive 5, PES13, Tokyo Jungle, Final Fantasy 3 and more. Get the full list here.

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