We have some potentially massive news to bring to PS Vita owners now, as it looks like Sony’s handheld is set to receive a further boost towards the end of the year. Great looking games such as Killzone Mercenary are on the way soon, but if rumors are to be believed, Rockstar classics GTA 1 and GTA 2 are coming to the PS Vita as well.
The original Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 were two of the finest games to release on the PlayStation 1, with that famous birds-eye view of the game still etched in the minds of many hardcore GTA fans today. This memory could be set for a reunion, if a listing by the ESRB is to be believed.
The ratings website has appeared to leak an announced game once again, with the discovery being made by eagle-eyed Neogaf user Ultros. The screenshot you see above was briefly featured on the website, showing GTA and GTA 2 up for re-release on PS Vita, and also PS3.
It seems that this going to be reality, rather than a mere rumor, as we couldn’t find the information on ESRB’s website any more. Rockstar could have been made aware of the situation and prompted the removal of the information, meaning that it definitely is true.
One potential outcome for this, is that GTA 1 and GTA 2 are going to be two new PS1 classics, to release during the same week that GTA V hits the PS3 on September 17. That would be pretty logical for Rockstar to do that, or even prior to the GTA V launch to build up anticipation instead.
GTA 1 and GTA 2 HD remasters for the PS Vita would be a dream come true, but we doubt Rockstar will have had enough time to make this happen for a release alongside GTA V. That’s why having them as PS1 Classics seems a lot more likely to happen, but even then – it’s still great news.
Do you have fond memories of the original GTA games on PS1? Let us know if you’ll be putting your money down for both games without a second thought.