Grand Theft Auto III headed to iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and Android

Grand Theft Auto III is a game us Pocket-linters remember with great affection. We have so many fantastic memories of tearing through one of the first ever truly open world games, wrecking every car in our path and generally smashing people to pieces. 

Since then, the GTA series has continued to innovate. Chinatown Wars is one of the best gaming apps currently available on iOS, its top down open world adventuring being quite unlike anything else on smartphones or tablets. It never, however, quite achieved the levels of greatness that were possible in GTA III, leaving our iPhones and iPads free from the joys of decimating liberty city. 

This is all about to change though, with Rockstar bringing the full Grand Theft Auto III experience to iOS and Android in the form of a 10th Anniversary Edition. 

There's no official release date yet for the game, but IGN is reporting 22 November to coincide with the anniversary itself. It also looks like the mobile version of GTA III is going to be dual-core only. Rockstar is listing just the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as compatible on the Apple front.

Similarly, Android devices like Samsung's Galaxy S II phone or Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be supported, as will other Honeycomb tablets such as the Motorola Xoom. For a full list of compatible hardware checkout the Rockstar website. 

Rockstar is also releasing a limited edition 1:6 scale Claude figure from the game, complete with cargo trousers and bomber jacket. Yours for... ahem $149.99.

What do you reckon? GTA III on tablets? Will it work? Let us know in the comments below...