Good news for everyone who didn’t buy GTA IV on Xbox 360 – Rockstar have announced that Episodes from Liberty City, the double-pack of expansions for GTA IV, will be released for PlayStation 3 and PC on March 30, 2010. It’s been a long time coming, but finally the previous Xbox 360-exclusive content is near. From the brief press release, the entirety of which can be found after the break, it would seem that there isn’t much in the way of additions to the expansions since their release on the Xbox 360, but PC players can once again make use of the surprisingly deep and intuitive video editor that shipped with the original game.
The two expansions, The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony respectively, both offer a reasonable amount of additional play time through new missions, side missions, weapons, vehicles, music and even cheats. While the pricing has yet to be released, it’s expected to be similar to the Xbox 360′s pricing of around $20.00 separately or some kind of package deal.
Both the expansions are expected to hit the PS3 and PC (via the troubled Games for Windows LIVE service) on March 30, 2010.
“We are happy to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® – LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows – LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows® LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode boasts the same detailed and immersive Liberty City we all know and love. Games for Windows – LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will have the chance to once again listen to the dulcet tones of Liberty City Radio.
The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City’s seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang’s leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City’s high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends. Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.”