Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City officially announced for PS3

Rockstar Games has officially announced this morning that Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will be coming to both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That means both PC and PlayStation 3 players can experience Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The two episodes will come to PlayStation 3 and PC on March 30, 2010 as a retail boxed set or as separate downloads on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows LIVE.

“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.”

If you download the episodes, you’ll need a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV. Buying the retail pack on one disc does not require a copy of the game.

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on PlayStation(R)3 and Games for Windows(R) – LIVE
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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