It seems like this is a big week for mobile players, as Rockstar Games has sneakily released “Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories” for iOS devices. The game originally came out on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and was later ported to the PlayStation 2 with slightly better graphics than the handheld version.

As the title implies, the game is set in the same location as “Grand Theft Auto III,” though it does feature a new protagonist and a number of new missions. Players will be in control of Toni Cipriani, a former man of the mafia who isn’t a silent protagonist like the lead in “GTA III.”

Pocket Gamer has confirmed a number of drastic changes made exclusively for the iOS version of “Liberty City Stories.” Missions will be shorter for instance and graphics have been improved, with reworked textures and real-time lighting. Those with an iPhone 6 or iPad Pro will be able to play the game in 60 fps, making the game look even better.

Mobile gamers who have an MFI Controller are in luck, as the iOS version of “Liberty City Stories” will be able to support it. The game does have touch-screen controls of course, but playing the game with the MFI controller will be comfortable for those who played the game on PSP or PS2.

Those lucky enough to have multiple iOS devices will also be happy to know that the game supports cross platform saves. This way mobile players will be able to play the game in any of their iOS devices without having to start all over.

It seems like “Liberty City Stories” is set to be a favourite on mobile devices. An article from Touch Arcade gave the game a full five-star rating, showing that it’s a quality title that managed to be ported successfully.

Mobile players who are in the mood to steal some cars and shoot some gangsters can pick up “Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories” right now for US$6.99 (AU$9.80). No word on an Android part, but it is likely soon as previous “Grand Theft Auto” games on iOS like “San Andread” have also made their way to Android.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - Mobile Trailer

Credit: YouTube/Rockstar Games

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