I love my Sony PSP and it infuriates me to hear how lame Japan is sometimes, buying massive amounts of Gamecubes instead of XBOX 360’s and multitudes of DS’s instead of this vastly superior machine (though the DS is fun). One of the main reasons to own a PSP is the recent arrival of very good new games in the Grand Theft Auto universe. After Liberty City Stories rocked the house, Rockstar is back with another that looks to raise the stakes in every way. What follows is their press release for the game as well as links to the trailer hosted right here at CHUD.com:

Rockstar Games is proud to announce Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City Stories. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series
creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories will be available
exclusively on the PSP™ system in North America on October 17th, 2006 and
Europe on October 20th, 2006. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a new game
in the Grand Theft Auto series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and
gameplay that brings an unprecedented experience to mobile gaming. Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City Stories features the interactive, open environment of Vice City
with professional voice talent, a diverse soundtrack and high production values
that have become trademarks of this landmark series.