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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

http://games.1c.ru/gta_vc/:
    Добро пожаловать в 1980-е!

    Вайс-сити — настоящая жемчужина Юга. Город порока и роскоши, где соседствуют богатство и нищета, дворцы и трущобы.

    Отсидев пятнадцать лет в тюрьме, Томми Версетти возвращается в Либерти-сити. Однако здесь ему не рады. Бывший босс бандита, Сони Форелли, чтобы избавиться от Томми, а заодно и подзаработать денег, посылает того куда подальше – в Вайс-сити, что на юге страны. Но Версетти не справляется с поручением и теряет все. Положению незадачливого героя не позавидовать: мало того что Сони требует вернуть долг, так еще, кажется, что на Томми ополчился весь Вайс-сити: банды байкеров, кубинские гангстеры, коррумпированные политики — все стремятся прикончить Версетти. Что же остается? Только ответить ударом на удар и попытаться прибрать весь криминальный город к рукам.

    • Огромный, детально проработанный игровой мир — мегаполис Вайс-сити, в котором постоянно что-то происходит независимо от действий игрока.
    • Более тридцати видов оружия: кастеты, дубинки, автоматы, пулеметы, гранаты, базука и многое другое.
    • Различные транспортные средства, которыми можно управлять: автомобили, мотоциклы, катера, лодки и даже — вертолет.
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    • Великолепное музыкальное сопровождение — несколько часов музыки на девяти радиостанциях в исполнении звездных коллективов 1980-х годов, среди которых представители самых разных музыкальных направлений — от диско до хард'н'хэви.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58028) on Dec 05, 2010.

Back of Sleeve - Windows (Germany):
    ROCKSTAR GAMES PRÄSENTIERT EIN SPIEL VON ROCKSTAR NORTH:

    Willkommen in den 80ern.
    Willkommen in Vice City, einem Großstatd-Moloch zwischen Meer und Morast, zwischen Glamour und Ghetto. Eine pulsierende Metropole der Verlockungen und der vernichteten Existenzen.

    grand theft auto Vice City

    Nachdem Tommy Vercetty in Liberty City eine lange Gefängnisstrafe abgesessen hat, wird er von seinem alen Boss, Sonny Forelli, mit einem Auftrag und viel Cash nach Vice City geschickt. Doch gleich nach seiner Ankunft tappt Tommy in eine Falle und verliert alles. Sonny will sein Geld wieder, aber Biker-Gangs, kubanische Mobster und korrupte Politiker haben etwas dagegen. Die ganze Stadt scheint Tommy ans Leder zu wollen. Er hat nur eine Chance: Er muss den Kampf aufnehmen und Herr über Vice City werden.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110179) on Apr 13, 2009.

Press Release:

    Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Vice City



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), proudly announces Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the follow-up to the global blockbuster title Grand Theft Auto 3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the latest installment in the gaming franchise that has exceeded 11 million units in total sales to-date. It will be available exclusively for PlayStation®2 and is expected to hit retail shelves in the United States on October 22nd.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will surpass the unprecedented gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that gamers associate with Grand Theft Auto 3, which was released in October 2001 and has rapidly become the fastest selling, highest grossing game for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system to-date, with global sales exceeding 6 million units. Rockstar Games will release additional information about the game's content in July, but the following details are clear: It's an entirely new game set in the '80s, the location is Vice City, and the vibe is glamour, power and corruption...

    Sam Houser, the executive producer of the Grand Theft Auto franchise and president of Rockstar Games, commented, "The success of Grand Theft Auto 3 has made us very proud, but it has also motivated us enormously. The work currently being done by our development and production teams in Edinburgh and New York is going to surpass the efforts of last year, as we set our sights on making an even more revolutionary gaming experience. This will be reflected in the size of the game, the scope of the gameplay, the extent of the gameplayer's freedom, the quality of production value and the all-important sense of style."

    Les Benzies, the producer of Grand Theft Auto games, noted, "Although it may appear to be a challenge to develop a game superior to Grand Theft Auto 3, our progress to date on Vice City makes me highly confident that we can deliver a truly innovative game."

    Kelly Sumner, Take-Two Interactive Software's Chief Executive Officer added, "Grand Theft Auto 3 has become the "must-have" title for PlayStation®2 and is appropriately regarded as a landmark in interactive entertainment. We are delighted with the plans for Vice City, and are totally committed to supporting Rockstar's creative efforts and investing in the development and marketing approach that made Grand Theft Auto 3 such a tremendous success."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jul 04, 2005.

Press Release - Windows:

    Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for PC



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTWO), announced today that the PC version of the global blockbuster, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, is set to hit retail shelves in North America on May 13th and in Europe on May 16th. The PC version will have enhanced features including improved graphics and sound, additional PC controls, as well as several options for players to customize the game.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the sequel to last year's best-selling Grand Theft Auto 3, has once again received universal critical acclaim, a multitude of awards and financial success by becoming the fastest selling, highest grossing PlayStation® game released to date, outdoing its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 3. Released for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system last October, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had the distinct honor of becoming the undisputed number-one selling video game of 2002. The Grand Theft Auto franchise has now achieved the unimaginable feat of ruling the video game sales charts two years in a row.

    "We felt that we had to truly outdo ourselves when it came to developing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and felt that we owed it to the fans to continue to keep enhancing and delivering the gameplay, cinematic graphics, production values and audio experience that have become synonymous with the Grand Theft Auto franchise," said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "We are truly humbled by the response that the game has received so far and are extremely excited to showcase Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the PC."

    "The real beauty behind Grand Theft Auto is not only the freedom that it allows the players, but also the freedom that it has given us as developers," added Leslie Benzies, president of Rockstar North. "The open ended, non-linear world of Grand Theft Auto allows us to stretch the limits of our imaginations by giving us an open canvas to work with. This was especially the case when it came to creating Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The 80's fashion styles, music, and sensibility fueled our creativity to the fullest. We are extremely excited for the PC world to experience the fruits of our labor when the enhanced version of the game is released this spring."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jul 04, 2005.

www.take2.de - PlayStation 2:
    Willkommen in Vice City. Willkommen in den 80er Jahren.

    Tommy Vercetti hat eine lange Haftstrafe in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis hinter sich. Jetzt ist er zurück in Liberty City. Doch kaum wieder auf freiem Fuß, wird er von seinem alten Boss, Sonny Forelli, nach Vice City entsandt. Aber es geht nicht alles glatt bei seiner Ankunft in der glitzernden, genusssüchtigen Metropole Vice City. Schon bei seiner ersten Transaktion gerät er in eine Falle und steht plötzlich ohne Geld und ohne Ware da. Sonny will seine Kohle von ihm zurück, aber Motorradgangs, kubanische Gangster und korrupte Politiker sind ihm dabei im Weg. Es scheint, ganz Vice City will Tommy an den Kragen. Es gibt für ihn nur einen Ausweg: Er muss sich wehren und die Stadt selbst übernehmen...

    Im Jahrzehnt der wilden Frisuren, der Exzesse und der pastellfarbenen Anzüge spielt die Geschichte eines Mannes, der sich seinen Weg an die Spitze der Welt des Verbrechens bahnt. Vice City ist ein riesiges Stadtgebilde, das verschiedenste Gebiete umfasst: Strände und Sümpfe, teure Geschäftsviertel, Amüsiermeilen und Ghettos. Vice City ist die vielseitigste, umfassendste und lebendigste digitale Stadt, die je geschaffen wurde. Ein nicht-lineares Gameplay kombiniert mit der packenden Story um die Hauptfigur wirft Sie in eine Metropole, in der es von Sensationen und Gefahren nur so wimmelt.

    Entwickler
    Rockstar North

    Alterseinstufung
    Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gemäß § 14 JuSchG.

    Empfohlener Preis
    34.95 €

    Erhältlich von
    Rockstar Games für PlayStation 2.

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  • PC

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Feb 04, 2005.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY SHIPS

    Rockstar Games Ships Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    October 29, 2002 - Rockstar Games, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the critically acclaimed follow-up to last year’s blockbuster video game title, Grand Theft Auto 3, has shipped to retailers. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is currently available at stores in North America, and will be available in Europe on November 8th. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

    "Grand Theft Auto 3 set the bar incredibly high but we are confident that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City dramatically exceeds the standards we set last year," said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "We are absolutely delighted with the game. The world feels totally immersive. The game play is fluid and organic. The experience is gripping and completely liberating."

    "Vice City has been incredibly exciting to work on," said Les Benzies, development director of Rockstar North. "We already had an extremely efficient production methodology in place and it allowed us to get some very ambitious targets in terms of content for ourselves. I think players will truly appreciate the result."

    Grand Theft Auto 3 has quickly become the fastest selling, highest grossing PlayStation®2 game released to date, with global sales exceeding 8 million units.

    Additional information about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City can be found at http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity/

    About Take-Two Interactive Software

    Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation®, PlayStation®2, Xbox’, Nintendo GameCube’ and Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gotham Games, Gathering of Developers, Joytech and Global Star. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam and Auckland. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

    Contributed by skl (1141) on Mar 08, 2004.

Press Release - Windows:

    GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY PC SHIPS

    Rockstar Games Ships Grand Theft Auto: Vice City PC



    May 12, 2003 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) has started shipping Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PC. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is set to be in stores May 13th in North America and May 16th in Europe.

    “We are truly humbled by the success of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the PlayStation®2 as it has pushed us to work harder to ensure that the gameplay, production values and audio experience that have become synonymous with the Grand Theft Auto franchise are maximized for the PC audience,” said Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. “We hope PC players will enjoy all the 80's style, music, and sensibility that resonate throughout the game and appreciate the extra effort we have put into creating the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.“

    “We take great pride in the fact that the Grand Theft Auto franchise originated on the PC and have gone to great lengths in rebuilding the game from the ground up to ensure that PC players are truly satisfied,” added Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North. “The lessons we learned while working on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 3 last year were invaluable. This knowledge helped us push the limits of the PC hardware, enhancing the immersive and engrossing gameplay that players have come to expect from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.”

    From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes the ultimate story of money, power, and corruption as one man attempts to rise to the top of a criminal empire in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The latest installment of the phenomenon that started with a commitment to expansive non-linear gameplay, irreverent humor, and unparalleled action has gone on to worldwide success and is now unleashed upon the PC. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has been rebuilt from the ground up for the PC platform with all new features such as player skinning, customizable mp3 radio station, gameplay sequence replay and more. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has already been praised in the May 2003 issue of PC Gamer, which proclaimed it as “one of the greatest games ever created.”

    Additional information about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is available at http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity.

    About Take-Two Interactive Software

    Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube’ and Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned subsidiary labels: Rockstar Games, Gotham Games, Gathering, Joytech and Global Star. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam and Auckland. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

    Contributed by skl (1141) on Mar 08, 2004.

Take 2 Interactive Official Website:
    Welcome to the 1980s.

    From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile as Grand Theft Auto returns to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Vice City is a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, and is the most varied, complete and alive digital city ever created. Combining non-linear gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and are given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.

    http://www.take2games.com/index.php?p=games&platform=PC&title=gtavc

    Contributed by Indra is here (19706) on May 28, 2003.

Back of Box (Canada/U.S.):
    Welcome to the 1980s.

    Welcome to Vice City, a huge urban sprawl stretching from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, a town brimming with delights and degradation.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Having just made it back onto the streets of Liberty City after a long stretch inside, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss, Sonny Forelli. But all does not go smoothly upon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. Tommy is set up and loses everything. Sonny wants his money back, but the biker gangs, Cuban gangsters, and corrupt politicians stand in his way. Most of Vice City seems to want Tommy dead. His only answer is to fight back and take over the city himself.

    "our jaws hit the floor and stayed there." - PSM
    "the beginning of a new era." - Game Informer

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Oct 29, 2002.