Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy gets glorious new trailer and release date

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy screenshot
Quit drooling.
Photo: Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games today dropped its first trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition — and confirmed its price tag and release date for those playing on PC and consoles (mobile versions follow next year).

The trailer shows significant improvements in graphics for all three games in the set, while remaining true to their original style, just as Rockstar promised.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy looks spectacular

Rockstar finally confirmed the GTA remastered trilogy in early October after many months of rumors and speculation. It also promised “across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements,” but didn’t give much else away.

Now we finally know what the games will look like, thanks to the one-minute trailer below, which is guaranteed to make you salivate if you’re a long-time fan of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Just as Rockstar promised, it has made significantly improvements to the visuals of all three games, “while still maintaining the classic look and feel.” They look just like the PlayStation 2 originals, only a lot better.

Okay, the remasters don’t look quite as good as GTA V, which remains a beautiful game eight years after its debut. But they do look like they were made for modern devices, with more detailed textures and significantly better lighting.

Pricing and release

The new trailer is only half the story. Rockstar on Friday also confirmed a release date and pricing for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition on PC and consoles, including Nintendo Switch.

All three games — GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas — will be available as a bundle on November 11, priced at $59.99 in the U.S. Mobile versions will be available later, Rockstar said earlier this month, but not until next year.