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New LCS Info!

GTA: LCS - General News | @ 11:04 PM MDT | By Kodo
The October issue of PSM has got their hands on a final version of LCS. After weeks of minor details and hardly any word from the PR department, PSM finally gives out some new information.
  • The game begins much the same as in GTA III, with you being taken (by Vinnie) to the exact same safehouse on Portland that 8-Ball took you to.
  • The story takes the same Portland -> Staunton -> Shoreside route (why?)
  • A lot of new vehicles and new interiors are promised.
  • A new snow weather effect that hinders traction while driving.
  • You will travel between islands via ferry, perhaps the same mechanism as Juank Air in San Andreas.
  • As for mechanics, Rockstar is giving the shoulder buttons added functionality, so you hold them while pressing another button for a different action.
(Thanks to Neil for the facts.)

And speaking of the PR department... in the latest Rockstar Broadcast in which they covered The Warriors, at the bottom it was said to expect an update of the official Liberty City Stories website.
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Bfett21
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sweet!! snow finally
08-21-2005 11:53 PM
chickenwings
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man that sounds so f***ing sweet.
08-22-2005 12:37 AM
Asif
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Travelling using ferry!? That's not cool! Isnt that inter-city subway rail service making a return?
08-22-2005 01:44 AM
TONY_ak47
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I think that's what it is, but meh, ANYWAYS COOL I'LL BUY A PSP FO SHO NOW, FO SHO.
08-22-2005 06:07 AM
PimpinPenguin
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Gots a PSM subsciption, gots a psp. I'm all set.
08-22-2005 11:38 AM
gangstapickle
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That sounds awesome i dont have a PSP i want one.
08-22-2005 11:41 AM
Asad Lion
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I need to buy a psp but I don't think I am going to buy one....!!
08-22-2005 12:07 PM
keithrock
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wow i cant wait.ill have to sell gta san andreas to get this sucker.i hate san andreas.must wait must save money.
08-22-2005 01:37 PM
HoMiE LoWe
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can anyone say snomobiles?
08-22-2005 02:07 PM
Bfett21
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snowmobiles....
i believe i can
08-22-2005 03:06 PM
$haft
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yea, i agree that there should be a subway system to transport you from island to island. was there any details if there still are bridges between the islands? are there still boats you can drive, and what about the diversity of vehichles, will it be as much as San Andreas, except for the airborne vehichles?
but,
anyways,
LBS is going to be hella tight. the GBA GTA doesnt do the GTA title justice.
08-22-2005 03:07 PM
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Here are some of the missions for Liberty City Stories:

Home Sweet Home

Briefing: This is the very first mission in the game, so it's pretty simple and low-key. The Don's right hand man, Vinnie, takes you (or rather you drive him) to your very own apartment. As expected, we get a garage to store cars in, a closet to change clothes in, and a hovering CD icon to save your game.
Highlight: Seeing snow in Liberty City. Yes, the snow effect is new.

Smash 'N' Grab

Briefing: In this mission, Vinnie sends Toni to rescue some men be-ing attacked by the police. First we had to find a four seater car (y'know, to fit everyone), and get there before they died. A meter on the side of the screen showed their life dwindle as we raced towards them. We busted through the police barricade, picked up the men, and eventualy made it back to Vinnie's place.
Highlight: Hitting up the classic Pay 'N' Spray to lose the furious cops.

Snuff

Briefing: Strip club owner , JD O'Toole, feels shafted by his employers, the Sindacco Family, since they won't let him move up in ranks. Of course, he then hits up Leone for work instead. The problem is that he's being followed by a Sindacco thug. It's Toni's job to take out the watcher. After we hit up the local Amu-Nation for a gun, we tracked down the Sindacco and took care of business. We then found out JD was in debt to us, so he offered the Sindacco's car as a down payment. We drove the stylish sports car (which is completely new to the GTA world) to a Pay 'N' Spray, then back to our garage and ended the mission.
Highlight: Using those conveniently placed exploding barrels to take out the Sindacco's evil henchmen.
08-22-2005 03:57 PM
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Driving Mr. Leone
needs to get over from Portland to Staunton Island. Since the Callahan bridge that connects the two is being worked on, he needs to take a ferry ride (also new to the GTA World). As we drove Leone over to the ferry station, we realized from the mob of cops waiting there that they'd been tipped off. Leone tells Toni to get him to the bridge ASAP regardless of it's condition, so off we go. This mission is where we witness just how aggressive the police are. Cop cars are literaly smashing us from every direction, keeping us from either reaching a Pay 'N' Spray to lose them, or getting to the bridge in one piece. They destroy our car, we get out, and we die. We retry the mission, but this time we find a charter bus to drive rather than Leone's car. It's a hell of a lot slower, but the added strength of the bigger body lets us reach the bridge intact.
Highlight: Making it to the bridge and watching the epic slow-mo cutscene as our character bus flies accros the gap in the bridge, Speed-style.
08-22-2005 04:07 PM
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Caught In The Act

Briefing: You've made it to Staunton Island. Leone asks Toni to go down to the docks with him to intimidate the mayor's top aide for info on a rival gang. Lucky for you, the aide is vacationing on his yaght on a river, so you meet up with Leone at the docks and take a speedboat out to talk to him. A cutscene begins and we bring the mayor's man onto our speedboat. Conveniently, the Secret Service were watching and are now on our tail. Salvatore starts driving the boat while we pick up an automatic rifle. The game quickly shifts to a first-person perspective. It's our job to gun down the black suits while Salvatore takes us to safety in this high-speed chase. First we're taking the government agents along the docks with our gun and the exploding barrels located everywhere. Suddenly, three boats with agents are on our tail. We take out the boats one by one, and the game cuts to a dramatic cutscene as our boat makes a flying jump past more exploding barrels and agents. Just when we think we've finally made it to safety, a chopper with men hanging off the sides appears behind us. Using our expert aiming skills, we pick off the men, and then the chopper. It goes down in a blaze of glory, and the mission ends. All this condensed and intense action takes only a few minutes, but feels like an epic Hollywood movie scene.
Highlight: The whole damn thing.
08-22-2005 04:07 PM
GTA-Raptor
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Eh seems alright.... I still wont get a PSP just for this though... IMO Rockstar should of just gone full strength into the next gen instead of dealing with hardware that, although portible and convieniant, is obsolete. Imagine what you could be closer to getting, a life-like GTA world, realistic AI, more powerful hardware, no pop ups, and a great looking game. Now look what we're getting, a city we've been in, no aircrafts, same safe house (WTF), water downed graphics, and far more limited disc space. Sure it looks alright, and its portible, but would anyone else rather have next gen?
08-22-2005 06:49 PM
Bfett21
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you sir are crazy

it will be fun....besides its not even R*North working on it
it's Rockstar Leeds
08-23-2005 12:11 AM
GTA-Raptor
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Crazy like a fox.
08-23-2005 05:24 AM
sanandreashalo
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Official boxart revealed for LCS! thanks to Wal-Mart for leaking the picture. check it out at http://www.gtapsp.com/
08-23-2005 06:33 AM
Bfett21
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haha....it's been a while Raptor....it's been a while
08-23-2005 06:23 PM
GTA-Raptor
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I know... I probably wont be much of a regular member again untill GTA Next Gen is announced..
08-23-2005 07:56 PM
 

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