Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Re-released For iOS

Rockstar Games is bringing a 10-year-old mobile game to new devices starting with iOS. That game is Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, a title that was originally released to Sony's PSP in 2005 and later ported to the PlayStation 2. The new version brings with it a fresh coat of paint and several enhancements, like real-time lighting and shadows, upgraded textures and art, and greater draw distance.

It also boasts performance enhancements for touch-based gaming, cross platform cloud saves via the Rockstar Games Social Club, and support for Apple's pressure sensitive 3D touch functionality, among other things.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

The game focuses on Toni Cipriani, a former wise guy for the Leone crime family. He returns home after being in hiding for killing a made man, which is a big no-no in the mafia. While he was gone, Liberty City fell into a bit of a tailspin with families going to war over control of territories, political corruption, rampant drug trafficking, and more.

"Deranged hit men, morally depraved tycoons, cynical politicians and even his own mother stand in the way, as Toni tries to bring the city under Leone family control," Rockstar says.

Liberty City Stories is now available on iOS for $6.99 from the App Store. It supports iPhone 5 and 6 series devices, 6th generation iPod touch devices, 4th generation and above iPad tablets, iPad mini 2 and up, and the iPad Pro.

Rockstar is also planning to release Liberty Stories to Android and Amazon devices in the near future.