This is the one a lot of us have been waiting ever so patiently on since it was first announced, but today – well, technically tomorrow – is GTA: San Andreas day. The game is already available to download in the New Zealand and Australia App Stores, and according to Pocketgamer will go live at midnight in the UK and the U.S, and presumably anywhere else it'll be available.
Five years ago, Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.
Now, it’s the early 90’s. Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.
While we're waiting, we do at least get some idea on the size of the download and which devices will be supported. You're going to need an iPhone 4s and up, 5th gen iPod touch, iPad 2 and up and both iPad minis. Oh, and the download clocks in at 1.63GB so you're going to need to take that into account as well.
This is the first GTA game from Rockstar that is coming to market with support for the new MFi game controllers, such as those already released from Logitech and Moga. Touchscreen controls – particularly on the iPhone – have been the primary frustration for many with the previous releases for iOS, so it'll be interesting to hear the feedback from those folks who've jumped on the controller train.
So, midnight is the golden hour. Download links below for Australia and New Zealand, but now to try and not stay up all night playing it...