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MrDanceWithLance

Is GTA Advance canon to the GTA III Era?

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MrDanceWithLance

The canonicity of GTA Advance is debateable - not only is it the only GTA game to not be primarily developed by a Rockstar studio, it does not feature on Rockstar's Official Grand Theft Auto Website, it is also the only top-down game in the GTA III Era and is the only avaliable GameBoy Advance game in the GTA III Era.

 

So guys, what you you think? Do you reckon GTA Advance is canon to the GTA III Era or not?

 

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Los Santos Pedestrian

8-Ball exists in the game, so I think that's proof of its canon-icity.

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Redketman

Yes. 8-Ball, King Courtney, Asuka and Misty were in the game and those characters appeared in GTA III. When you play GTA Advance you will also see many similarities to GTA III because the games are set in the same area.

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jnzooger

It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

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KaRzY6

Yes, III-era. It was released after Vice City, so it's in the same time area. And as others said, the characters and area.

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madmanking
Post Edited: Bot

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Lock n' Stock
It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

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Y_ME369

yes

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CJ killed Ryder

Depends..

 

By the way: the fact that he same characters appear doesn't mean that it's canon.

 

By the way: I hate the word "canon". I think they should let the fans decide what they consider as canon or not.

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YungLive201

Didn't the accident with 8-Ball's hands happen in GTA Advance?

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Andreas

If I remember right, then GTA Advance was supposed to be an exact copy of GTA III but just in 2D. That was the case until Rockstar decided to create new characters and create a new story for the game! The game nevertheless has some characters from III so I would say it's a canon to GTA III.

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cholesterol

 

Didn't the accident with 8-Ball's hands happen in GTA Advance?

Yes, and this is canon. As proof of the old Liberty Tree website for III. It says he burned his hands from hot grease during a police raid. (before the events of III)

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KGBeast

 

QUOTE (jnzooger @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 10:54) It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

 

 

Almost every character in CW was in the police database in IV.

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Lock n' Stock

 

 

QUOTE (jnzooger @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 10:54) It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

 

 

Almost every character in CW was in the police database in IV.

 

Umm, yeah. I know. I was just pointing out that characters from IV don't physically appear in CW (or the other way around), despite that they're both in the same canon. Unlike some III characters appearing in Advance (which are also in the same canon).

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GeorgeGTA

Game is 2D, but some characters from GTA III are in GTA Advance, so GTA Advance is member of GTA III era.

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Dealux

It's not. Liberty City in GTA Advance looks too different. I also don't think the story fits between LCS and III.

 

I consider it a spinoff.

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luisniko

WTF.... How can you expect exact same PS2-PC III's Liberty City to a Game Boy?! Simply some things aren't applicable to some platform.

 

And yes, it takes place before GTA III and after LCS.

 

Asuka Kasen was there and taking care of the Kasen yakuza after Kazuki was killed in LCS.

 

And during Shoreside Vale mission, 8Ball's got busted which is why he met Claude in III.

 

King Courtney fled after the final battle with Mike and that's why he's calling Claude through phone in III.

 

Cisco, the leader of colombian cartel was killed and Miguel re-take the position as the leader with the dominating Catalina in III.

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Gummy 

Why would Rockstar just ask another company to make a game based on theirs, and not care if it would screw up the continuity....?

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Spadge

It's GTA 3 era cannon, see characters and the city, give some backround info about GTA3 acutally

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elhazardvalve4738

of course...

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Curtis

it's too bad to be part of the GTA Francise.

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Tao Cheng

Asuka had trust issues with Mike since he's affiliated with the cartels. Therefore she orders Claude to kill his former employer before receiving further any work.

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AndroidModz14

Gta Advance is Canon Because

How else did 8ball end up in jail

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Tycek

This is explained on GTA III website.

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KBG

I would prefer reading about Advance's story in Wikipedia instead of playing it. And plus, I don't own a DS. And also, its a prequel for GTA III chronologically. (GTA:A- 2000< GTA:III- 2001)

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Sergiu

I would prefer reading about Advance's story in Wikipedia instead of playing it. And plus, I don't own a DS. And also, its a prequel for GTA III chronologically. (GTA:A- 2000

GBA*

 

As a matter of fact GTA A's story isn't all that bad. If only it wasn't for the way the game looked. It is a pain to watch it.

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KBG

Thanks for correcting :) And atleast, the game should have used III engine and made available for PS2, PC and Xbox. But, as time flies by, its been 8-9 years the time of its release. I hope there might be a rebooted version for it.

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