Gameloft just released their much anticipated Gangstar [link] game to the App Store today at the promised $6.99 price.
Gangstar, which is an enhanced port of their 2006 mobile handset title, is set in an expansive world (Los Angeles) that strives to bring the modern, 3D home console Grand Theft Auto experience to iPhone gamers. We took a detailed look at a preview copy of the title back in July.
The game is a free-roam sandbox affair, with LA being the sandbox. And the game world is actually modeled after LA with some accuracy. Hollywood, Santa Monica, South Central, and other well-known areas of the city are represented with many distinguishing characteristics in place. Portions of the game are also played through sequences that are flashbacks to Pedro's time in the Mexican pen.
This new trailer was also released today:
We were impressed by the game during our preview and will spend more time with the final version. Early impressions of the game are being collected in our forum.
App Store Link: Gangstar, $6.99