Grand Theft Auto: First Look at The Trilogy on Nintendo Switch

Three GTA Classics in One

Three Grand Theft Auto classics are getting remastered for new consoles and that includes the Nintendo Switch.

It has been a long time since the successful Rockstar Games Franchise released a title for a Nintendo console. That was Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars which was released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS in March of 2009. It has been awhile.

Nintendo Switch players will get to play Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.  All three games will be released as Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy- The Definitive Edition. It can be downloaded by Switch players and other console players starting on November 11. Physical copies will be available starting on December 7th.

For the Switch, the three games now have across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances. The game will also bring Grand Theft Auto V style controls, gyro aiming and touch screen support.

Here are screenshots released by Rockstar of what the worlds of Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas will look like for the Nintendo Switch.

In Grand Theft Auto III, players will play as the small-time criminal (but mute) Claude as he navigates the criminal underworld of Liberty City in the early 2000s.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, players are taken back in time to the 1980s as they return to play as Tommy Vercetti (voiced by legendary actor Ray Liotta.) as he goes through trials of betrayal and revenge in the sunny tropical town of Vice City.

Players will also once again play as Carl Johnson (or CJ) in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Set in 1992, CJ has returned to Los Santos after five years on the east coast. His mother has been murdered, and his friends and family are falling apart and heading towards disaster.  After being framed by a two corrupt cops, new generation players can join CJ as he journeys across the state to save his family and take control of the streets. (and follow the train.)

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