By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 04, 2013 07:39 AM EST
'Grand Theft Auto' fans on Android have some major good news to look forward to at the start of a new year. Per reports, the highly popular 'Grand Theft Auto 3' for Android has received a brand new update, bumping the game's recent version to 1.3.
Apart from the usual bug fixes that have arrived alongside the new update, the GTA update also expands the game's compatibility to ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the Medion Lifetab. It also adds support for Gamestop's wireless game controller, and more enhanced controls for other gamepads, and even Sony's Xperia Play.
Here's the list of new features available:
The 'Grand Theft Auto 3' for Android currently offers visually spectacular updated graphics, along with character and vehicle models, with HD quality resolution. The gameplay is also optimized for touch screen devices, and there are custom controls available for the mobile platform.
Moreover, the game offers countless hours of gameplay with gamepad support for select USB controllers. The game also supports a host of languages like English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.
For those who are willing to purchase the game, it is quite a good time to do so with the game's price currently down to $0.99 from its regular $4.99 price tag.
The supported Android smartphones for the game currently includes Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and T-Mobile G2x.
The supported tablets are Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, and Toshiba Thrive.
"Rockstar Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential games of all time. The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III comes to mobile devices, bringing to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City," the official page states. "With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips."