Grand Theft Auto III Confirmed for PSN Release This Week

We’ve all been waiting with bated breath, and finally our patience has paid off. The genre-defining open-world action classic from Rockstar is headed to the PlayStation Network this week. That’s right, I’m talking about Grand Theft Auto III.

Just last week, Sony Hong Kong had the game listed for release on the 25th, and how the US PlayStation Blog has confirmed its release in North America. For all the details on this digital release, check out the full descriptor below.

Grand Theft Auto III – From the days of the PlayStation 2, this downloadable game allows you to play the classic original on compatible PlayStation game systems.

Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you’ll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive.

Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay.

Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons.

What’s the first thing you want to do in Liberty City once you download this PS2 Classic? Let us know in the comments section.