Grand Theft Auto Vice City Unofficial Nintendo Switch port released By Developer

Published 07/18/2021, 12:44 PM EDT


After quite a long wait, there is a piece of good news for hardcore GTA fans with Nintendo Switch. The much-awaited moment is here as the classic open-world Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is on the Nintendo Switch but there is a catch. The port is unofficial. GTA was available on PC, Xbox, Playstation, and even on mobiles. However, Nintendo Switch users were always deprived of the privilege to play this extremely popular and fun game. Players have made multiple hard attempts over time to bring the popular game to the Nintendo Switch console by reverse engineering all the source code. Unfortunately, all these attempts are illegal.

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The game was first released way back in 2002 for Playstation 2, after that, it was released on Xbox, Playstation, PC, and smartphones. Despite being this old, the craze of GTA is on another level. Those players who wish to play this game on Nintendo Switch will need a modded Nintendo Switch. Remember that port is unofficial, so download it at your own responsibility/risk.

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Players used to try multiple illegal ways to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on Nintendo Switch such as jailbreaking or even hacking. Although this unofficial port does not require any kind of illegal activity, not even hacking or jailbreaking. So, players do not have to worry about that.

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How to get Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on Nintendo Switch?

If players want to get the game on the Nintendo Switch console, head over to a website named GBATemp to locate the file. Once you find the file, just download it simply on your console. However, it is unofficial, so be a little cautious.

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Why not an award-winning title like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City can be on Nintendo Switch officially? There is not much official information about why it can’t be done officially. However, there are multiple speculations out there. One such speculation from a Youtuber is that Nintendo prefers more family-friendly content on their platform. But then, games like The Witcher 3 is quite far from family-friendly content.

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Players who always wanted to play the award-winning Grand Theft Auto: Vice City can finally fulfill their dream now after such a long wait.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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