Rockstar is continuing its celebration of Grand Theft Auto 3‘s ten-year anniversary with a new trailer that thanks the game’s fans and reminds them of the good times spent in its open-world city. I don’t know how it’ll hit you, but it kinda freaks me out because (a) I don’t want to be so old and (b) a lot of what it does is still the foundation of what’s being done now in non-fantasy open-world games. Think about it, man. It’s living, breathing history.
Awesomely enough, we’ll get to re-experience it all over again. Undoubtedly, you’re aware that a touch version of GTA3 is in the works and will debut on top-tier tablets and phones in 2011 and will subsequently be released on other handhelds down the road. The footage in the video above is not from this version, by the way.
Knowing what we know of the Rockstar PR cycle, don’t be too surprised if GTA3 pops up sooner than later. I’m not exactly sold that touch controls will make it a better game, but I can’t wait to give it a try — after I pop a few aspirin. Arthritis!