Check out this video we recently came across by YouTube user YeardlyDiamond1 featuring the cast of Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City hamming it up to the preeminent internet bait-and-switch anthem, Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
As you may already know, Grand Theft Auto IV and the Rickrolling meme have some history together - which makes this impromptu Liberty City dance party all the more entertaining.
Rockstar XBOX Live Arcade downloadable content is discounted until January 31st:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 800)
RDR Undead Nightmare Collection (Regular Price: 1600, Sale: 1000)
Episodes from Liberty City PS3 and PC versions have been delayed from the original March 30th release date until April 13th in North America and April 16th in Europe. Sony requested that Rockstar edit some of the in-game radio, TV and internet content in the European PS3 release.
Due to a last minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television, and internet content – we are forced to delay the worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for both PlayStation 3 and PC for an extra two weeks.
Rockstar Games is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PS3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Games for Windows - LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City’s 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City’s own internet.
"It's been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3," said Sam Houser. "We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March."
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To celebrate the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, including the all-new episode The Ballad of Gay Tony, we are happy to announce a weekend filled with multiplayer mayhem on Xbox LIVE. From Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1 we invite members of the online community to experience multiplayer in Liberty City like never before with special guests from Rockstar North and singer/composer Henry Santos Jeter from the chart-topping megaband, Aventura. The combination of tanks, attack helicopters, parachutes, and the high-powered weapons of The Ballad of Gay Tony create the most unique and thrilling multiplayer experience available anywhere.
To commemorate the launch and ensure every fan can participate in these exclusive events, Xbox LIVE multiplayer will be FREE ALL WEEKEND for people playing Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Check out the weekend’s detailed schedule below, and please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Friday, October 30: 5 – 10 p.m. ET: Game with Developers session featuring members of the Rockstar North team.
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Saturday, October 31: Xbox LIVE All-nighter - Jump in to Xbox LIVE and play Grand Theft Auto from dusk ‘til dawn with the Xbox LIVE community.
Sunday, November 1: 3 – 5 p.m. ET: Game with Fame session featuring Henry Santos Jeter of Aventura.
About Henry Santos Jeter: Henry Santos Jeter, singer and composer for New York-based Aventura, makes his Liberty City DJing debut on the Latin/Reggaeton station Santiago Sounds. Henry got his start with the band Los Teenagers, a small act he joined with his cousin Anthony that eventually became the international sensation known today as Aventura. Henry’s genial personality and strong business and work ethic has led him to undertake a number of successful side projects, including the bachata group, The Hustlehearts.
Episodes From Liberty City (featuring The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony) is out now on XBOX 360.