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GTA: Liberty City Stories & Vice City Stories hits PSN next week

Rockstar completes the PS2-era Grand Theft Auto collection on PS3

Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories will be released on the PlayStation Store for PS3 'next week'.

Both games will arrive as digital downloads in the PS2 Classics section of the store, and will cost $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 each.

Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories were originally released on PSP in 2005 and 2006 respectively, before being ported to the PS2 a year after their portable debuts.

Their arrival on the PS Store completes the PS2-era GTA series on PS3, with GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas all having hit the digital store in recent months.

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The PlayStation Store is updated with new content weekly on Tuesdays in US and Wednesdays in EU. Expect both games to appear in your region's store in next week's update.

To refresh your memory, here's the official synopsis for both titles:

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The streets of Liberty City are in turmoil. Warring mafiosi vie for control as the town begins to self-destruct under waves of political corruption, organized crime, drug trafficking and union strikes. No one can be trusted as Toni tries to clean up the mess of the city's chaotic underworld. Deranged hit men, morally depraved tycoons, cynical politicians and his own mother stand in his way as Toni tries to bring the city under Leone control.

Forced to fight for his life in an odyssey that will shake Liberty City to its foundations, Toni must use any means necessary to secure his place in the leadership of the Leone family in a town up for grabs.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal.

As a soldier, Vic Vance has always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city torn between glamour and gluttony, Vic is faced with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed.

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