It's been a long time coming as the digital release of GTA 3 was said to be suffering licensing woes over its music, but that's all cleared up now. No EU PlayStation Store date yet.
Grand Theft Auto 3 was of course the first time the action crime series went full 3D, taking us from our bird’s eye perch down to street level, where all the hot action is up close.
Sony's "Grand Theft Auto III – From the days of the PlayStation 2, this downloadable game allows you to play the classic original on compatible PlayStation game systems.":
"Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you’ll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive. Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay."
"Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons."
Today of course developer Rockstar is very busy toiling away on Grand Theft Auto 5, having previously released GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, Liberty Cities Stories and Vice City Stories powered by the same generation of engine tech that was behind Grand Theft Auto 3. Grand Theft Auto IV heralded a leap in technology.