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Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:25 am PT (02:25 pm ET)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to iOS with controller support, Infinity Blade free for Black Friday

Rockstar Games is set to bring a third installment of the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series to iOS featuring support for Made for iPhone game controllers, while Epic Games has made mobile blockbuster Infinity Blade free for a limited time.

GTA San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto: San Andres



The App Store experience seems to have been positive for Rockstar Games, as the New York-based developer announced Tuesday that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be available on iOS beginning in December. GTA: San Andreas will join GTA: Vice City and GTA III on Apple's mobile devices.

Rockstar says the mobile version will feature newly remastered graphics, a longer draw distance, an enriched color palette, and enhanced 3D models.

GTA: San Andreas will also sport the ability to use Made for iPhone game controllers — like Logitech's PowerShell and Moga's Ace Power — as well as a different touch control scheme from its siblings and a new mobile-friendly checkpoint system.

Infinity Blade


Infinity Blade



Epic Games has chosen to offer the first episode in the epic Infinity Blade fantasy series for free during Thanksgiving week. Infinity Blade was the original "triple-a" style game franchise for iOS, and its three installments have clocked tens of millions of downloads since franchise's release three years ago.

Infinity Blade requires iOS 3.0.2 or above and Epic says it will run on devices as old as an iPhone 3GS. The game also features Game Center support and graphics driven by Epic's still-impressive Unreal Engine 3.

Infinity Blade is available as a free, 624-megabyte download from the App Store until the end of the week.