This afternoon Gameloft announced the sequel to Gangstar: West Coast Hustle [$4.99 / Free] entitled Gangstar: Miami Vindication. Along with this announcement is a fairly extensive gameplay trailer compared to the teasers Gameloft usually releases which shows car chases, riding motorcycles, and even piloting helicopters. According to Gameloft, Miami Vindication is "the most ambitious crime simulation ever developed for handheld," which is a lofty claim considering the extensiveness of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [$9.99 / Free].

Gangstar: Miami Vindication should be available fairly soon, as looking at Gameloft's previous game releases they generally don't release this kind of trailer without the game being very close to being done. For more information on the original Gangstar, check out our review. Also, Gangstar: West Coast Hustle HD [99¢] for the iPad is on sale for 99¢ and for that price is totally worth picking up if these kind of open world crime games are your cup of tea.

  • diffusion8r

    meh, I'll stick to GTA

  • diffusion8r

    meh, I'll stick to GTA

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    Basically Vice City for the iPhone, which isn't a bad thing considering that's my favourite GTA game.

    Not sure about the graphics, they look pretty basic, maybe it's so the game can run on the 3G? Either that or the open world aspect means they have to dial back the detail even more than usual. I'll definitely give it a try when it comes out.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    Basically Vice City for the iPhone, which isn't a bad thing considering that's my favourite GTA game.

    Not sure about the graphics, they look pretty basic, maybe it's so the game can run on the 3G? Either that or the open world aspect means they have to dial back the detail even more than usual. I'll definitely give it a try when it comes out.

  • RhythmMan

    I'm all over this game! Looks like they added more content this time, and I really liked west coast hustle. $4.99 is a good launch price too

    • diffusion8r

      you fool, it'll be $9.99

      • RhythmMan

        You fool, wait a couple months. Jerk

    • Rosh

      If he waits a couple of months it won't be a launch price dummy:P

  • PeterM11

    Looks pretty cool but I hope that isn't the finished product. People and vehicles all look pretty blocky.

  • RhythmMan

    I'm all over this game! Looks like they added more content this time, and I really liked west coast hustle. $4.99 is a good launch price too

    • diffusion8r

      you fool, it'll be $9.99

      • RhythmMan

        You fool, wait a couple months. Jerk

    • Rosh

      If he waits a couple of months it won't be a launch price dummy:P

  • PeterM11

    Looks pretty cool but I hope that isn't the finished product. People and vehicles all look pretty blocky.

  • Eng

    As long as the game runs smoothly and i get a reasonably large map to roam around...i'm OK with the graphical quality...well as long as it looks a lil better on the iPad...

  • Eng

    As long as the game runs smoothly and i get a reasonably large map to roam around...i'm OK with the graphical quality...well as long as it looks a lil better on the iPad...

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    Looks very ugly.

    • Khaled Alzindani

      what your ass hole?

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    Looks very ugly.

  • nizy

    Well the graphics may not be that pretty but at least it seems to have a decent draw distance this time round. Hopefully the framerate will be pretty good and the city much bigger. Also, I hope there's more stuff to do outside of story missions, such as side missions, collecting stuff etc. The only other thing I noticed is that there isn't a great deal of "activity" and life in the city, unlike GTA.

  • nizy

    Well the graphics may not be that pretty but at least it seems to have a decent draw distance this time round. Hopefully the framerate will be pretty good and the city much bigger. Also, I hope there's more stuff to do outside of story missions, such as side missions, collecting stuff etc. The only other thing I noticed is that there isn't a great deal of "activity" and life in the city, unlike GTA.

  • Will090

    Is it just me or do the graphics look worse than the original?

  • Will090

    Is it just me or do the graphics look worse than the original?

  • Toorop

    Cmon GTA is sh!t! Top down 2D graphics is a nogo. I own the boring game and played only 10 minutes. Not worth the money.

    • Sera

      your bad. such a great game

    • Anon

      go back to xbox live, kid

    • whosatm

      First off, it's not 2D, but it is top-down. Second, have you ever played the original GTAs? They were top-down. Even if you don't like the top-down view, GTA Chinatown Wars is still an amazing game for the price. It is probably the most polished and detailed game on the Appstore. It might not be a good game in your opinion, but it is certainly not "sh!t".

    • Jhoughto123

      Have to agree, GTA Chinatown is in the top 5 games I've brought on my iPhone, and trust me, I've brought Alot!

  • Toorop

    Cmon GTA is sh!t! Top down 2D graphics is a nogo. I own the boring game and played only 10 minutes. Not worth the money.

    • Sera

      your bad. such a great game

    • Anon

      go back to xbox live, kid

    • whosatm

      First off, it's not 2D, but it is top-down. Second, have you ever played the original GTAs? They were top-down. Even if you don't like the top-down view, GTA Chinatown Wars is still an amazing game for the price. It is probably the most polished and detailed game on the Appstore. It might not be a good game in your opinion, but it is certainly not "sh!t".

    • Jhoughto123

      Have to agree, GTA Chinatown is in the top 5 games I've brought on my iPhone, and trust me, I've brought Alot!

  • yenz

    love gameplay & hate graphics. looks worse than west coast hustle o.O

  • yenz

    love gameplay & hate graphics. looks worse than west coast hustle o.O

  • K

    It does look in fact like it's not the final product. Lets hope the graphics look sharper in the real version.. everything seems blurry now.

  • K

    It does look in fact like it's not the final product. Lets hope the graphics look sharper in the real version.. everything seems blurry now.

  • CodeRed

    Gameloft is just not good at making a GTA clone, just like any other game companies that tried to release GTA clones.

    Even with the top down, 2.5D view of GTA Chinatown wars, it still looks much better than this blocky turd.

  • CodeRed

    Gameloft is just not good at making a GTA clone, just like any other game companies that tried to release GTA clones.

    Even with the top down, 2.5D view of GTA Chinatown wars, it still looks much better than this blocky turd.

  • Tim

    Those graphics do look like crap but I don't believe that is the final product. That graphics look like they were taken from a testing phase of the game. If they release the game in that form that will be a major step backwards for them.

    • nizy

      They did the same with GT Racing. It looked terrible in the preview videos they released, but by the time they actually put it on the app store it looked pretty good.

      • Koolg223

        No, it still looked terrible

  • Tim

    Those graphics do look like crap but I don't believe that is the final product. That graphics look like they were taken from a testing phase of the game. If they release the game in that form that will be a major step backwards for them.

    • nizy

      They did the same with GT Racing. It looked terrible in the preview videos they released, but by the time they actually put it on the app store it looked pretty good.

  • CyrilSneer

    Hmm, looks like the port of the original Driver gameloft did came in handy ??

  • CyrilSneer

    Hmm, looks like the port of the original Driver gameloft did came in handy ??

  • Mr Wells

    More wooden action and terrible effects. repeat after me "now it's serious"

  • Mr Wells

    More wooden action and terrible effects. repeat after me "now it's serious"

  • RhythmMan

    Guess I'm the one person who agrees with you. Paid $10 for china town wars and deleted it after a few hours. Prefer 3D gaming to top-down! But I wouldn't call gta 'sh!t'. But I know why you feel that way, I couldn't stand the gameplay either. Until rockstar makes a 3D gta I'll play gangstar

    • SstakK

      Agree i played it for 2-3 but the cam annoyed me. But it's a good game with a bad view. Certainly not shit.

      • Soupbandit

        It's better on ds...and gta is dead, it's rdr now

  • RhythmMan

    Guess I'm the one person who agrees with you. Paid $10 for china town wars and deleted it after a few hours. Prefer 3D gaming to top-down! But I wouldn't call gta 'sh!t'. But I know why you feel that way, I couldn't stand the gameplay either. Until rockstar makes a 3D gta I'll play gangstar

    • SstakK

      Agree i played it for 2-3 but the cam annoyed me. But it's a good game with a bad view. Certainly not shit.

      • Soupbandit

        It's better on ds...and gta is dead, it's rdr now

      • Koolg213

        No... you are so sadly wrong

  • Jhoughto123

    At first I thought Meg but when I saw boats and helicopters then I was impressed.If they make the world huge and put in tons of stuff to do after you've bet the game and more weapons, then they've pretty much fixed everything which was wrong with the first.

  • Jhoughto123

    At first I thought Meg but when I saw boats and helicopters then I was impressed.If they make the world huge and put in tons of stuff to do after you've bet the game and more weapons, then they've pretty much fixed everything which was wrong with the first.

  • kabuki

    Dude, what other iphone games has motorcycles, cars, boats and helicopters all in one, who cares about the graphics! This game will rock!

  • kabuki

    Dude, what other iphone games has motorcycles, cars, boats and helicopters all in one, who cares about the graphics! This game will rock!

  • Blades

    Holy Boring batman!!

  • Blades

    Holy Boring batman!!

  • akira01

    WTF !!
    My eyes are suffering !!!

  • akira01

    WTF !!
    My eyes are suffering !!!

  • Chewfaca

    Most ambitious for a handheld? Afraid not ... The GTA titles on psp had all of this and more.
    For the iPhone, ctw blows this trash out of the water.

    Gangstar is crap

  • Chewfaca

    Most ambitious for a handheld? Afraid not ... The GTA titles on psp had all of this and more.
    For the iPhone, ctw blows this trash out of the water.

    Gangstar is crap

  • Dexx0008

    Looking forward to it, each release will get better. Rockstar hasn't done crap
    Except the port.
    Atleast gameloft is giving us options. Gta's 2.5 view is meh, I would much rather play gangster wch even though the story was a tad weak/cheesy. They even updated the graphics for retina display.

  • Dexx0008

    Looking forward to it, each release will get better. Rockstar hasn't done crap
    Except the port.
    Atleast gameloft is giving us options. Gta's 2.5 view is meh, I would much rather play gangster wch even though the story was a tad weak/cheesy. They even updated the graphics for retina display.

  • chris

    ill give it a try. people are spoiled with 3d. to me the top down is gta.. i never did get into the later gta's. the problem i had with gangstar minus the story, lack of side missions also the city did not seem alive.
    and not enough cops to make me nervous. but hey go for it gameloft ill give it a try. and you have to had learn something from your first time around.. and playing gta china town.. you could get some ideas.. and maybe this will be the kick in the rear rockstar needs to rock our worlds yet again.

    i loved china town.. i have so many hours into it.. great game.

    chris.

  • chris

    ill give it a try. people are spoiled with 3d. to me the top down is gta.. i never did get into the later gta's. the problem i had with gangstar minus the story, lack of side missions also the city did not seem alive.
    and not enough cops to make me nervous. but hey go for it gameloft ill give it a try. and you have to had learn something from your first time around.. and playing gta china town.. you could get some ideas.. and maybe this will be the kick in the rear rockstar needs to rock our worlds yet again.

    i loved china town.. i have so many hours into it.. great game.

    chris.

  • San D

    @ those who say this is Vice City for iPhone, you need to grow up. In that case, the TouchArcade homepage with Archetype background becomes the game itself. Miami Vindication has just got the skin of Vice City. If Gameloft can pack 30% of Vice City's depth, then it will become a must-buy, which, given their past records, seems unlikely.

    @ those who say "CTW sucks Gangstar rocks" (for whatever reason), go don your 3D glasses and watch some sh*tty but pretty 3D movies. You don't appreciate classiness and definitely don't get what gaming is.

    Regarding this game, it looks horrible and I am kinda sure the missions will be similar to West Coast Hustle. Not interested.

    • Koolg213

      I completely agree with this

  • San D

    @ those who say this is Vice City for iPhone, you need to grow up. In that case, the TouchArcade homepage with Archetype background becomes the game itself. Miami Vindication has just got the skin of Vice City. If Gameloft can pack 30% of Vice City's depth, then it will become a must-buy, which, given their past records, seems unlikely.

    @ those who say "CTW sucks Gangstar rocks" (for whatever reason), go don your 3D glasses and watch some sh*tty but pretty 3D movies. You don't appreciate classiness and definitely don't get what gaming is.

    Regarding this game, it looks horrible and I am kinda sure the missions will be similar to West Coast Hustle. Not interested.

  • teh_er1k

    hm... normally there is a reason, why some games just kept down the basement till the technology is ready for it. 'cause if you have a chance to make it anyhow, the graphics would suck... so, they do!

    back to basement, please...

  • teh_er1k

    hm... normally there is a reason, why some games just kept down the basement till the technology is ready for it. 'cause if you have a chance to make it anyhow, the graphics would suck... so, they do!

    back to basement, please...

  • Zoot Suit

    Eewww! These graphics are totally bad!

  • Zoot Suit

    Eewww! These graphics are totally bad!

  • Trung

    Hope the Cop System will be improved.

  • Trung

    Hope the Cop System will be improved.

  • Idea

    First off, people are stupid. Alot dumb comments!!

    Game graphics look better!! Yes that's obvious, looks more polished, look more GTA, china town egh! Gta chinatown isn't what we want, so my $$$ will go to gameloft!!!! Miami baby , excited for this game

  • Idea

    First off, people are stupid. Alot dumb comments!!

    Game graphics look better!! Yes that's obvious, looks more polished, look more GTA, china town egh! Gta chinatown isn't what we want, so my $$$ will go to gameloft!!!! Miami baby , excited for this game

  • Sgjfthv

    Guys, these graphics aren't the finished thing. Keep your shirts on.

  • Sgjfthv

    Guys, these graphics aren't the finished thing. Keep your shirts on.