Episodes From Liberty City confirmed for PlayStation 3
It’s been doing rounds in the rumour mill ever since it was announced for the Xbox 360, but Rockstar have finally confirmed that the much awaited Grand Theft Auto IV DLC, Episodes from Liberty City, will indeed be making it’s way to the PlayStation 3.
Comprising of two pieces, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony it’ll be available in March on the PS3 and on PC too. “It’s been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3,” said Sam Houser. “We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide.”
You can find the full press release after the jump.
The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony available together on a single disc and individually for digital download
New York, NY – January 29, 2010 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® – LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PS3 and Games for Windows – LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Games for Windows – LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Games for Windows – LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City’s 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City’s own internet.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3,” said Sam Houser. “We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March.”
The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City’s seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang’s leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City’s high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends. Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.
Episodes from Liberty City – Available March 30, 2010 globally (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony together on one disc) Does not require a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
PlayStation 3 Games for Windows – LIVE
The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony – Available March 30, 2010 globally (Individual episodes for digital download) Requires a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
PlayStation Network Games for Windows – LIVE
Episodes from Liberty City is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is currently available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and each episode is also available from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace.
For more information visit www.rockstargames.com/episodesfromlibertycity.
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