Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City will hit retail shelves on Thursday October 29th.
The game combines the two downloadable episodes The Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony into one box, and does not require a copy of GTA IV to run. It will also have an RRP of £34.99.
“Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City is a brand new GTA coming to retail for Xmas with two great Episodes in The Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony,” Rockstar Games’ general manager Neil Stephen told MCV.
Fans will not need an Xbox Live connection or a copy of GTA IV to play the game. You don’t even need to have played GTA IV to enjoy these episodes. They are standalone titles with all the unique wit, humour, action, new characters, music and great story lines that fans have come to expect from GTA titles.”
Both Rockstar and Microsoft are treating the game as one of this Christmas’ biggest releases, and will be backed by a huge marketing push.
“Episodes From Liberty City is incredible value for fans with two complete episodes in one box for £34.99. This is the first time ever a new GTA has launched on the Xbox 360 platform exclusively. We will be executing a massive marketing campaign with platform holder support, as once again Rockstar are very pleased to be working with Xbox to ensure this a major event launch.”
The Ballad of Gay Tony can be downloaded separately over Xbox Live for 1600 MS points on the same date. The Lost and Damned is currently available to download over Xbox Live. Both require a copy of GTA IV to work.