Wow. I really thought they were going to wait until E3 to announce this. Amazing! I hope people won’t be turned off by the title. I would really like Rockstar to have a female lead in one of their games. Here’s the skinny on the new DLC plus the new Episodes from Liberty City Disc that’s coming out this Fall:
Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony for
Download on Xbox LIVE(r) and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty
City Available on Disc for Xbox 360(r) this Fall
New York, NY – May 26, 2009 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce
the fall release of both the second episode of Grand Theft Auto: The
Ballad of Gay Tony – exclusively for download on Xbox LIVE(r) online
entertainment network, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City,
which will include both episode one The Lost and Damned, and episode two
The Ballad of Gay Tony together on a single disc exclusively for Xbox
360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
“Liberty City is the most vibrant game world we’ve created yet. The
episodic structure has allowed us to interweave stories, gameplay and
atmosphere in a whole new way,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar
Games. “The team at Rockstar North have yet again surpassed themselves,
and made something that is both epic and very innovative. This episode’s
focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in
The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay
Grand Theft Auto IV’s second downloadable episode, The Ballad of Gay
Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As
Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary
nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka “Gay Tony”), players will struggle
with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the
uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which
everyone has a price.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City delivers two games on one
disc – the all-new episode The Ballad of Gay Tony and the first episode,
The Lost and Damned – together on disc for the first time – for Xbox 360
for $39.99 and will not require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto
IV to play.
The Ballad of Gay Tony will release on Xbox LIVE this fall for $19.99 or
1600 MS points and requires players to have Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox
360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download.
For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com.