Following GTA: Liberty City Stories'
evolution from a PSP exclusive to a PlayStation 2 port -- and after popping up
on the ESRB's ratings website -- a PS2 port of the PSP's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
seemed like a pretty safe bet. Sure, there was some scuttlebutt
that it would remain a PSP exclusive, and the product listing mysteriously disappeared
from PlayStation.com last week, but Rockstar has carjacked that rumor, '80s-style, announcing that GTA: VCS
will be available in North America on March 6, 2007 and in Europe on March 9, 2007. No price for the PS2 release is listed, but when GTA: LCS
made the jump to it's stationary big brother, it did so at the eminently reasonable price point of $20
. With considerable new-gen competition, we can't imagine they'd opt to change that strategy now.