Gameloft releases Gangstar Vegas on App Store

Gangstar Vegas teaser 001

Your wild trip through Las Vegas starts today: French games maker Gameloft has just released the latest Grand Theft-inspired open world action game on the App Store. Gangstar Vegas has you rolling up on a new trip through the City of Sin, the outrageous Las Vegas.

There are 80 missions in the initial release and maps are nine times the size of previous Gangstars. You can play either in a story mode, with challenges like races, fights, carnage missions and breaking the bank in casino games. Oh, and you get to play as a mixed martial arts fighter…

But wait, there’s more!

Ganstar Vegas makes use of the Havok physics engine which takes care of the realistic ragdoll effects during fights and stunts.

And as you could imagine, the game comes packed to the gills with a bunch of weapons like like Molotov cocktails, flamethrowers and an electric guitar (!).

Gangstar Vegas (iPhone screenshot 003)

Gangstar Vegas (iPhone screenshot 001)

And don’t worry, you’ll be able to sit behind the steering wheel of all sorts of crazy vehicles such as monster trucks, muscle cars and fighter jets, to name just a few.

Gangstar Vegas (iPhone screenshot 004)

Gangstar Vegas (iPhone screenshot 002)

Here’s a nice launch trailer.

The game allows for character customizations that include both appearance and skill upgrades.

The massive 1.4GB download costs seven bucks and runs natively on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For the impatient types, an additional $2 in-app purchase buys you a Puny Cash Bundle to spend on those upgrades.

The app is “coming very soon” to Android devices.

To learn more, visit the official Gangstar Vegas web site.

Gameloft has several titles in the Grand Theft Auto series on the App Store.

Most notably, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hit the App Store last December and Grand Theft Auto 3: The 10 Year Anniversary Edition has just been updated with cloud saves, iPhone 5 support and custom iTunes playlists.