Rockstar Games, the publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has announced an agreement with Capcom Co. Ltd. to localize, publish and distribute the blockbuster title Grand Theft Auto 3 for PlayStation 2 and PC in Japan. The title is scheduled to hit the Japanese market in Fall 2003.
In a release, Rockstar Games president Sam Houser states, “We at Rockstar Games have great respect for Japan’s passionate gaming community and admire its celebrated video game history. We have always felt that the freedom, non-linearity and gameplay mechanics explored in the Grand Theft Auto series possessed a universal allure that would appeal to gamers worldwide and clearly, Capcom shares the same beliefs.”
Kenzo Tsujimoto, president and CEO of Capcom, adds, “Now, the Japanese gaming community will finally have the opportunity to experience the Grand Theft Auto phenomenon firsthand. The release of Grand Theft Auto 3 is sure to be a landmark event in the Japanese gaming market.”