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First Vice City Stories Details/PSM Vice City Stories article

GTA: VCS - General News | @ 07:17 PM CST | By JMR
The new issue of Australian Gamepro magazine includes an exclusive interview with Rockstar, which includes the first details about the next GTA game on PSP. From what the article displays, it seems like GTA fans are in for a great new experience!

• Victor Vance (Lance Vance's brother) is the main (and playable) character. Victor is 28 years old, a marine, and has said to be in 'peak physical condition'.
• Vice City Stories takes place in 1984, and the game is told to be two times as big as in GTA: Vice City.
• New and improved animations, characters will show more 'emotion'.
• A staple of the series, new vehicles, such as jet-skis.
• Unlike in LCS, you can now swim.
• VCS will feature a multiplayer mode very similar (if not identical) to the multiplayer shown in LCS.
• New weather effects (hurricanes!)
• More variation in missions.
• New water effects, including new effects for the new jetskis.
•The radio stations featured in Vice City will return, complete with new songs from the 80's.
• New loading system in VCS (for example, there are now only slight pauses before missions)
• Improved draw distances, said to be better than other titles.
• Increased density of pedestrians, cars, etc.
• Less "clumping" ('clumping" is where groups of pedestrians, using the same model, would appear together)
• A new theme park is introduced in Ocean Beach, complete with a rideable (and in first-person, too!) ferris wheel.
• Trip Skips (first introduced in GTA: Vice City) return in VCS.

However, there are some negatives...

• No character or vehicle customization.
• No climbing (such as in San Andreas).
• No integration between outdoor and indoor areas (a few seconds of load time seems probable).

Vice City Stories is shaping up to be quite an adventure to embark on. More will be posted as it is unveiled, stay tuned!

There are screenshots from the article. However, it is illegal for us to post them, bottom line. Sorry guys, but that's the way it is. You can, however, pick up the October 2006 issue of PSM (now available in newsstands in the U.S.), which includes various screenshots as well as an outline of four missions in VCS! If you have a subscription to PSM, odds are you already have this issue in your possession. However, if you don't, get on the ball and go check it out!
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Slim Trashman
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Good boy posting this :)
08-01-2006 07:29 PM
ScoobyDoo82
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I hope the music in-game is real, i mean with all the other graphic goodies im sure it is, im also excited about the jet-skis and hurricanes
08-01-2006 07:50 PM
Bladexen
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JMR, they didn't Officially say
"• No character or vehicle customization.
• No climbing (such as in San Andreas).
• No integration between outdoor and indoor areas "

I beleive, they just didn't get any news of this being in there.

Quote from gtaportable
"So far there's no word on character and vehicle customization, aswell as wall climbing"

That means it might still be in there.
08-01-2006 08:42 PM
venus
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"• Vice City Stories takes place in 1984, and the game is told to be two times as big as in GTA: Vice City."

This is untrue. What the article states is this:

"For instance, the size of Vice City on PSP is twice that of Liberty City. In fact, the overall size and the polygon count in VCS is even greater than that of the original GTA: Vice City on PS2."

So it is bigger than VC but not two times as big. :)

Jet Skis! They do read our wishlists, or at least, that has been on mine since VC came out. I hope we can bunny hop on it! Swimming and helicopters are also nice. As far as the things it doesn't have, I can live without vehicle and clothing customization. Grab ledges would of been nice, but I am too excited about Jet Skis to care. Now if we can just get a Jetboat and a Formula 1 race car in GTA4 most of my vehicle wishes will have come true.
08-01-2006 08:47 PM
Slim Trashman
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Jetskis + possibly launch off wakes + falling off + swimming back to jetski= fucking awesome.
08-01-2006 09:05 PM
Bladexen
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Yeah Jet Ski's will indeed be awsome, I hope they also add BMX bikes from SA, or somthing. Vice City Rocks.
08-01-2006 09:21 PM
reggaecowboy
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on the back of the vice city game box it mensions that vice city has swamps i hope that theyll be included.

also whats reely weired is i had a dream about vice city stories when this article was posted, could it be a sign?
oh and yay jetskis awsome!
08-01-2006 10:05 PM
GTA-Guru
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Huh? Is it actually about the Vice City STORIES box that you are talking?
Because they didn't show the back of the box yet.

VICE CITY STORIES RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-02-2006 01:17 AM
reggaecowboy
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no, at the back of the VICE CITY gamebox it mensions swamps

wooo yay jetskis awsome
and it says thatll be twice as big as gta vice city so adding florida style swamps would be just cool.

[ post edited 08-02-2006 01:49 AM by reggaecowboy ]
08-02-2006 01:47 AM
Lettermaniac
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This is awesome. Im overcome with excitement lol. Good job GTAG and good job Rockstar.
08-02-2006 02:38 AM
Chris
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[quote]This is awesome. Im overcome with excitement lol. Good job GTAG and good job Rockstar.[/quote]

Good job Rockstar, yeah definitely, good stuff. But "Good job GTAG"? Meh. Good job realising almost a day (21 hours) after that there was some exciting news to post... could do with some more news posters to keep up with it all, would help the site get back to its old self again :)
08-02-2006 07:43 AM
Juasmas
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Jo rlé, and the photos? :P

Is possible his publication

http://www.gtavicecitystories.com

Have fun, bye!
08-02-2006 09:51 AM
Lauwee
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Looking to be a pretty slick game, lets hope it lives up to the hype.
08-02-2006 01:24 PM
GRIM
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COOOL!!! but still i hate PSP!! die PSP!!! and VIVA LAS PC!!
08-02-2006 04:50 PM
GTA-Guru
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Hey! You forgot to mention that unlike in LCS, you can fly in choppers.
08-03-2006 04:05 AM
felichita
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Hey It's so great! I' gonna buy it anyway! And the idea of Jetskis and new missions and, probably, cars. I can't wait! And....80's ...
08-03-2006 02:50 PM
Mjuboy
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Awesome, this just gives me another reason to buy a PSP.
08-04-2006 09:12 PM
master chief
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hey grim, have you TRIED the PSP? Anyway, I love the atmosphere of Vice, and I hope this might come to the PC, that would be cool, it sounds better than "liberty city stories" and it being on multiple platforms would be a bankable commodity. I can't wait to go back to Vice City! thanks for the update
08-04-2006 11:51 PM
nz-boy
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cant wait 4 it 2 come out!
08-05-2006 03:29 PM
pantoliano
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Why does not gtagaming have it own Vice City Stories-zone yet? The game has been announced a few weeks at least. Didn`t the zone for LCS pop up before we got the first screens?

Here is some scans of the screens
08-06-2006 09:09 AM
TONY_ak47
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Website needs a revamp.
08-07-2006 10:30 AM
GaMeR_123
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Vice City was one of my favorite games, but the sound of taking it around with me (even though its not really vice city, but takes place in vice) sounds sooo freakin sweet.
08-07-2006 07:27 PM
Shwats
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Dude, Vice City was pretty sweet(exept on fx)now they have reworked it a bit.
COOL!!
08-07-2006 09:36 PM
lava
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hmmmm why was the site down for like 3 hours???
08-08-2006 03:57 PM
 

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