Grand Theft Auto V companion apps coming to Windows Phone from Rockstar

In a few short hours, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto universe will be released. Rockstar hasn’t had a main entry in the GTA universe since 2008, to say Grand Theft Auto V has been highly anticipated would still be underselling the hype surrounding the game. Earlier today we showed you guys and gals Windows Phone making a show in GTA V, but now you’re going to take your game experience on your Windows Phone.

In that last post, we mention how Rockstar created a real app for the iPhone called iFruit. We pondered (not George) whether or not we’d see a similar app for Windows Phone. Turns out, we will.

There are two apps coming to mobile platforms from Rockstar: iFruit and The Manual. Both will be available for iOS first, with apps coming soon to Android and Windows Phone. Both apps will also be free when they’re available for their respective platforms. Here are the descriptions of what you’ll be getting with the apps

Grand Theft Auto: iFruit will feature two sections in the app called Los Santos Customs and Chop the Dog. Here’s what you’ll be doing in each of them.

  • Los Santos Customs - The Los Santos Customs app offers players the freedom to create their ultimate vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V from anywhere. At the bar, on the beach, on the toilet. This is the future, we’re almost sure of it. You can even create and reserve custom license plates for both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online – order your personalized plates before they’re gone! Also choose from paint jobs, window tints, smoke colors, wheels, hoods and spoilers. Upgrade your engine, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and accessorize with new lights, horns, tires and body armor. Place your order on-the-go and find it waiting for you in the garage the next time you play Grand Theft Auto V, or send your order in while playing and get a call from your local mechanic to swing by. Everybody’s had some work done in Los Santos, so don’t let your ride be the exception to the rule.
  • Chop the Dog - Depth of content, high production values, defecation. It’s the app that has it all. Because who doesn’t love tending to a virtual pet? Chop is Franklin’s canine sidekick in Grand Theft Auto V. Look after him well in the Chop the Dog app and you will reap the benefits when playing as Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V. Pet him, feed and water him, play fetch and tug-of-war, teach him tricks. Too much or too little of an activity, however, will cause Chop to become unhappy, and nobody likes an unhappy Rottweiler. Take Chop on walks to give him a chance to work off last night’s steak and Piswasser and to mark his turf in the hood - defending his ladies, fending off gang members and even protecting the beach babes of Los Santos from unsightly tan lines by removing their bikinis.

Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual

  • As this is the biggest Grand Theft Auto game to date, we literally couldn’t fit everything into an old fashioned style printed booklet anymore so instead we have taken the tradition of the classic GTA game manual into the digital era properly and have created for you a massive over-100-page free digital app for smartphones, tablets as well as desktops called Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual. The official manual app has everything from essential and practical Game Controls, Features and Credits info to a tour through the activities and local shops and brands in the game – and best yet, a special digital version of the game map to zoom in and explore with an interactive legend to browse neighborhoods and points of interest all over the entire world of Los Santos and Blaine County.

No word on when either of these two apps will become available on Windows Phone, but we’ll be sure to update you folks when you can download them. Rockstar will be uploading their page with links to download when they become available, which you can find as the source like below.

Earlier today the embargo on reviews of the game lifted. So far it’s averaging 98 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic for the Xbox 360 version. Universal praise is flowing in for the massive open world and the sheer variety of gameplay options. New to the series is the addition of three main protagonists. Each of them actually have a smartphone that parodies either Windows Phone, an Android device, or the iPhone. The Windows Phone-like device is used by Trevor, the craziest and most clinically insane of the three characters.

How many of you pre-ordered GTA V? Looking forward to taking your GTA experience on the road with these companion apps for Windows Phone?

Source: Rockstar Games

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Sam Sabri