|Table of Contents|
|1. What is GTA: Vice City Stories, exactly?|
|2. And what is this section for?|
|3. Has the game been released yet? Yes? No? When will it be released?|
|4. Who is the main character you play as?|
|5. Is there any media I can see? Screenshots? Videos? Artwork?|
|6. Will there be more vehicles in the game?|
|7. How will the gameplay and storyline differ from the way it worked in Vice City?|
|8. Will there be the ability to fly planes and helicopters?|
|9. Will the map be the same as it was in Vice City?|
|10. How long until the game will finish its process and finalization, ready for release?|
|11. Is this game a PSP exclusive?|
|12. Will any paranormal beings and models be in the game?|
|14. Aiming and weapon system?|
|15. Will you be able to swim in Vice City Stories?|
What is GTA: Vice City Stories, exactly?
GTA: Vice City Stories is currently in development and is in the hands of Rockstar & Rockstar Leeds. Much like GTA:III to GTA: Liberty City Stories, GTA: Vice City Stories will either be set before or after Vice City, either way a storyline plot will usually link in with some of the plots that took place in Vice City.
And what is this section for?
This section is for any VCS related discussion. For posting ideas, things you'd like to see in the wishlists topic and general talk on the up and coming Vice City Stories.
Has the game been released yet? Yes? No? When will it be released?
GTA: Vice City Stories has a set release date of October 17th, 2006 or so Rockstar says. However though, this is Rockstar we're talking about so don't expect the game to be released when they say so, it's usually a week or a few days before/after the set date you see the game on store shelves.
Who is the main character you play as?
This is, at the moment, unknown and Rockstar have released no information as to who you play as in the game. However this should soon be announced, so check back here regularly for updates on new information.
Is there any media I can see? Screenshots? Videos? Artwork?
At this moment and time, no, I'm afraid. Rockstar have not yet released any sort of media but will do so as the release of the game nears.
Will there be more vehicles in the game?
Although this has not been announced, most probably so. Rockstar usually always add new vehicles in a next GTA release as well as a number of other new features as well.
How will the gameplay and storyline differ from the way it worked in Vice City?
Section taken from Play.com:
|QUOTE (Play.com's listing of the game)|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a new game in the Grand Theft Auto series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and gameplay that brings an unprecedented experience to mobile gaming. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories features the interactive, open environment of Vice City with professional voice talent, a diverse soundtrack and high production values that have become trademarks of this landmark series.|
So, Vice City Stories will differ in storyline and gameplay from Vice City by the entirely new storyline, missions and characters. However, rumors are flying as to whether the "story" might follow an entry in the PS2 GTA series.
Will there be the ability to fly planes and helicopters?
This, like some other listings here, is also unknown. But generally speaking, I doubt the PSP would be able to handle such a thing as it can only hold up to so much memory. There's room to think differently, but personally I doubt it unless Rockstar come up with an alternative.
Will the map be the same as it was in Vice City?
It all depends on how the time setting will differ from when Vice City was set. This has not yet been announced, but the map layout (I would imagine) stay the same only alterations will be made to some of the buildings, being knocked down, extra safe-houses, etc. etc.
How long until the game will finish its process and finalization, ready for release?
Seeing as though the game's release date is in October, 2006 (5 months away from now), Rockstar still have a good amount of work to get through. I doubt much has been done at this minute, but it should all be complete around a few weeks before the set release date.
Is this game a PSP exclusive?
The game is known to be a PSP exclusive, yes, which means it will only be released for the PlayStationPortable. However, Rockstar also said Liberty City Stories was to be a PSP exclusive but as most of us already know, we are all awaiting a Liberty City Stories release for the PS2 in June 6th (USA) and June 9th (UK). So at the moment Vice City Stories is exclusive but that is likely to change...
Will any paranormal beings and models be in the game?
Considering Rockstar have never done anything like this before, it is very unlikely. Aside the fact of the Bigfoot rumour being made up and a number of other myths being proved false.
Like all other GTAs, Vice City Stories will have a number of vehicle sub-missions for you to complete. Depending on what new vehicles and such will be in the game, I can't for sure tell you what kind of sub-missions there will be. But there should be Taxi, Vigilante, etc. sub-missions to complete like all other GTAs have had in.
Aiming and weapon system?
Seeing as though Rockstar changed the weapons system from GTA:III to Liberty City Stories, they'd most like do the same from Vice City to Vice City Stories. And most-likely a lock-on target feature will be added, just like San Andreas and Liberty City Stories.
Will you be able to swim in Vice City Stories?
This is also unknown. But having the ability to swim in the public seas in the game would take up quite a lot of the game's memory and who knows if the PSP can handle that much... we'll see.
I hope this clears a few things up and any problems/concerns you may be having/had. As I say post any suggestions you have that way I can improve the FAQ. Thanks.