Image

Previews

October 2005

IGN

IGN

IGN previewed three of the multiplayer modes in Liberty City Stories. These were: Liberty City Survivor, Protection Racket and Get Stretch. They reveal that the game has over 60 unlockable characters, and more are unlocked as you progress through the storyline. Four screenshots were included in the preview.

Related Links: IGN Preview, GTAForums Topic

TVG

1UP

1UP revealed Rockstar's biggest secret by confirming that Liberty City Stories will feature a multiplayer mode, for upto 6 different players. They previewed two of the seven available game modes, Liberty City Survivor and Get Stretch, thoroghly. They also released several new screenshots and a batch of new artworks.

Related Links: 1UP Preview, GTAForums Topic

September 2005

TVG

1UP

1UP finally got to see Liberty City Stories hands-on. They talk about the control scheme, saying it's much easier than they first imagined and that there were no camera issues. Motorbikes are significantly faster than the cars in LCS, and the cars go slower than we're used to. This is more of a gameplay choice than a technical restriction, however, because the slower vehicles are less likely to crash and easier to control. The preview included a new batch of screenshots.

Related Links: 1UP Preview, GTAForums Topic

TVG

Total Video Games

TVG release a general preview of Liberty City Stories, and show off three brand new screenshots. They also included several of the older screenshots at a much higher resolution. TVG gave Liberty City Stories "10/10" for its anticipation rating.

Related Links: Total Video Games Preview, GTAForums Topic

IGN

IGN

IGN show off new impressions, details and screenshots. Rockstar let them see five different missions being played in Liberty City Stories. IGN confirmed that weather conditions affect vehicle handling - when it rains (and it seems to rain a lot) a car becomes very difficult to control. The missions "Home Sweet Home", "Snuff", "Sindacco Sabotage", "Driving Mr. Leone" and "Caught in the Act" were outlined. Seven screenshots were included.

Related Links: IGN Preview, GTAForums Topic

IGN

IGN

This time IGN focus on targeting and weapons cache. Two new screenshots show the targeting system in Liberty City Stories, which appears very similar to GTA San Andreas. IGN then look into the effectivness of the chisel, hockey stick, katana, pistol, semi automatic shotgun, M4, flamethrower and the minigun. Thirteen screenshots were included in the preview.

Related Links: IGN Preview, GTAForums Topic

1UP

1UP

In this preview, 1UP focused on weapons in Liberty City Stories. They released seven new screenshots, which confirmed the use of cameras in Liberty City Stories, and it also revealed that Kenji's Casino is now called "The Big Shot Casino". Each screenshot illustrates the use of a different weapon, and is accompanied by a brief description.

Related Links: 1UP Preview, GTAForums Topic

GameSpy

GameSpy

GameSpy put up an article titled "Getting Around in Liberty City". This preview featured details on transport in Liberty City Stories, and was accompanied by several high-resolution (un-watermarked) digital screenshots. Ferries and trains were confirmed.

Related Links: GameSpy Preview, GTAForums Topic

IGN

IGN

This was IGN's first preview of Liberty City Stories - featuring first details, screenshots, impressions and a trailer. These screenshots were some of the first digital screenshots to appear online. IGN confirmed that phone booth missions will return, aswell as side missions and radio stations. They also spoke about loading times and graphical improvements to the game.

Related Links: IGN Preview, GTAForums Topic

August 2005

PSM

PSM

US magazine PSM featured six never-before-seen screenshots. It said that dozens of new vehicles will feature and that the game is set in 1997, not 1998 like other magazines suggested. Trip-skip, which was first introduced in GTA Vice City, is set to return! That means if you get busted or hospitalized during a mission, you can press a button which automatically takes you back to the location where the mission starts.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

No image available

PlayStation Magazine

US Unnoficial PlayStation Magazine are claiming that snow is featured in Liberty City Stories. This isn't just new to Liberty City Stories, it's new to the GTA universe. Snow affects driving physics, we're told. A screenshot was shown with snow clearly lying on the ground.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

No image available

PSM2

UK magazine PSM2 contained a Liberty City Stories Checklist - a very brief roundup of what is known. You play as Toni Cipriani, the game is being developed by Rockstar Leeds (in conjunction with Rockstar North), there is potential for an MP3 radio station, the left analogue stick is used to move around, and new weather effects have been introduced.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

July 2005

Game Informer

Game Informer

The August issue of Game Informer contained ten screenshots, four of which were brand new. They stated that the average gamer will spend between 80-100 hours to complete the game. Motorbikes, dirtbikes and scooters are all confirmed vehicles. Rockstar employee Todd Zuniga said the targetting system in Liberty City Stories is the best they've had yet - an improved version of San Andreas'. Game Informer said a lot of familiar faces will return.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

June 2005

Play2Mania

Play2Mania

Spanish magazine Play2Mania confirmed that planes and helicopters will not feature in the game. You can change clothes, and you control Toni with the PSP's analog stick. There will be new landmarks in Liberty City, unique jumps and rampages will return and the storyline is said to be aslong as Vice City's. The preview also contained a few new screenshots, aswell as some old ones.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

No image available

OPSM2

UK magazine OPSM2 contained a nine page preview. They said Toni Cipriani (the main character) would once again be voiced by Michael Madsen, and that the game is set 3 years prior to Grand Theft Auto III. Draw distance has been increased and graphics are generally better than they were in GTA3. Bikes are confirmed, but they're uncertain about air travel.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

No image available

Official PlayStation Magazine

US PlayStation Magazine (Issue #95) featured an eight page preview with some new information. We're told that Rockstar have been working on the PSP engine for two and a half years, so it only took three weeks to get Liberty City Stories running on the PSP system. OPM also got a chance to interview Rockstar Games president Sam Houser.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

PLAY

PLAY

German magazine PLAY featured a four page preview accompanied by twelve Liberty City Stories screenshots. PLAY gave us an introduction to the game, including details of the main character, Toni Cipriani, the Liberty City environment, the official storyline and some of the gameplay aspects.

Related Link: GTAForums Topic

January 2005

No image available

GameZ.nl

Dutch site GameZ revealed that Rockstar were developing a new Grand Theft Auto title for the PlayStation Portable system. A Liberty City setting was confirmed, with all new missions and storyline. GameZ predicted an April 2005 release. Very little was known at the time this article was published, and PSP details were only just beginning to surface.

Related Links: GameZ, GTAForums Topic



Join our forums!

GTAForums.com is the largest Grand Theft Auto community in the world, with more than 250,000 members and 5,000,000 posts. Register now and become part of the ever-growing community!

Network

GTA Network
GTA Forums
Grand Theft Auto V
GTA CTW
GTA IV
GTA LCS
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City
GTA III
GTA Garage
GTA Modding

Criminals Online

This site: 15
Network: 3008


Image Image

Content and Design 2001-2005 GTA Network.com
Image