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Aussie Bargain Roundup: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

After 20 years, there’s a Grand Theft Auto game coming to a Nintendo home console – three of them in fact. Last Friday we got the final launch date and first look at* Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

After a little bit of drama this morning, we can confirm we’re getting the physical release here in Australia and it looks like all three games are on the cartridge. There’s nothing on the box art to indicate as such, we’ve asked Rockstar about it too and are waiting to hear back.

All three games have new lighting, environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances. The controls have also been modernised and updated to Grand Theft Auto V style controls. The Switch version will contain touch screen camera controls, a touch screen menu and everyone’s favourite gyro aiming.

The physical version is out on December 7th, the digital version on November 12th.

*Still not the Switch version but.


Amazon.com.au

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $68Link

DX Collectables

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $69 – Link

Big W

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $TBC

EB Games

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $79.95 – Link
    • Trade in offer, only $19 when you trade 2 selected games

eShop

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $79.95Link
    • The eShop version is out earlier on November 12th

Gamesmen

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $68 – Link

JB Hi-Fi

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $69 – Link

MightyApe

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $TBC

OzGameShop

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – $TBC

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2 Comments
  • PhantomGanon
    October 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I read on ResetEra (however much you want to believe those guys) that GTA 3 and Vice City are on the cartridge while San Andreas is a download. I’m normally the guy who wants everything on the cartridge but I would accept this.

  • Silly G
    October 27, 2021 at 8:57 am

    It looks like there will be a mandatory download, and my money’s on Vice City, for which the eShop shows a file size of a little over 100MB while GTA3 is over 2GB and San Andreas over 10GB. Utterly inexcusable for a giant like Rockstar. I raise no objection to the physical release being delayed, but to then come out with this partial-cartridge garbage? It’s a resounding pass from me.

    Maybe, just maybe if another country (whether that be Australia or elsewhere) will get a proper 32GB cart release, then I’ll jump on board, but I don’t recall any precedent for such ever happening for any other game. I may also consider it after a substantial discount (that is, under $30), but I have no intention of rewarding Rockstar for releasing a garbage product. “Definitive Edition” my hide. As if it would’ve killed them to charge an extra tenner if cost was an issue. The Switch edition also would have had the unique distinction of having all three games on a single cartridge with no download/installation requirements, but cheapskate developers simply love depriving their customers of nice things.

    Considering that this is the same company that released GTA V on PC with no less than SEVEN DVDs, each with extravagant (and unnecessary) textured artwork in a large box, I have a hard time swallowing that such a release was cheaper to manufacture than a 32GB Switch cartridge in 2021, especially one that is likely to be an “evergreen” release for the remainder of the Switch’s lifespan.

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