Grand Theft Auto PSP games re-releasing on PS3

Rockstar's collection of PlayStation Portable Grand Theft Auto games will soon be playable on your PlayStation 3, the studio announced today. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, two games that were released on PSP and brought over to PS2, will again be re-released on PS3 as PS2 classics on the PlayStation Network. Each game will be downloadable for $9.99 via PlayStation Network on Tuesday, April 2 in North America.

Both games were well received on the PSP and with fans eagerly anticipating the release of GTA 5 this fall, they could provide a means to keep busy. Anything is better than constantly refreshing Rockstar's site waiting for new screenshots to be released. Below are brief descriptions of the games.

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.