Rockstar has announced that it is to bring Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to mobile platforms in December. That means you'll be able to cruise the streets of Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire or Android device soon.

The game has been updated for its mobile release, with newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, a greater draw distance than the original on Xbox and PlayStation 2, an enriched colour palette, plus enhanced character and car models.

It will also feature Rockstar's mobile gaming touch controls, including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them. There will be three different control methods for driving and manoeuvring. And the game will be compatible with external controllers, such as those "Made for iOS".

Also new will be a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression, to help the more casual gamer.

More details will be available in the next few weeks, including a definitive release date.

Rockstar has already released two of its back catalogue GTA games, Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on mobile devices.