Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, the remastered version of Rockstar’s iconic open-world action games, is set to release today, November 11. Previously, gameplay footage of the new version has been posted online on YouTube.
Leaks show over an hour of footage of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Although Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is just a day away from release, Rockstar hasn’t shared any significant gameplay footage from the remastered games.
A trailer released last month focused almost exclusively on the three-game cutscenes, rather than the gameplay enhancements Rockstar is promising for the nearly two-decade-old trilogy.
But these leaked gameplay clips give a better idea of how these remasters will actually play out. They show off the game’s new weapon selection wheel UI, which they inherited from later GTA games, and give an idea of how Grand Theft Auto V-inspired controls actually work in practice.
One of the Vice City clips includes footage of a player activating a cheat code and spawning in a tank.
Other promised enhancements include overhauled graphics, improved navigation through the game’s mini maps, and modern quality of life like achievements and trophies on Xbox and PlayStation respectively.
On Switch, games will feature motion-controlled targeting and touchscreen controls, and games on PC will be compatible with Nvidia’s DLSS technology.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will officially launch digitally on November 11 for $59.99 (about Rs 4,500), and will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and the new Series S. will be available. /X console, and PC via Rockstar Games Launcher.
A physical release is coming on December 7, while the iOS and Android versions are launching in the first half of next year.
Rockstar has also released three official in-game screenshots of the remasters that also show off their user interface and new weapon-selection wheel.
The company also confirmed that the games would include over 200 songs across 29 radio stations between the three games. Unfortunately, there’s no sign of a half-dozen songs removed from Vice City in 2012, including Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon and Kate Bush’s Wow.