The Ballad of Gay Tony
|The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Release dates||Xbox 360|
29 October 2009
30 October 2009
|Protagonist||Luis Fernando Lopez|
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony is the second episode of downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360. It was released on October 29, 2009. Note that the game logo, unlike that of The Lost and Damned, omits the "IV" from "Grand Theft Auto IV".
The protagonist is Luis Fernando Lopez, a part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. The storyline will interweave with the original game and first episode, most notably the Museum Piece mission which involves all 3 protagonists. As well as a new storyline, missions and characters, it also features new game mechanics, vehicles, weapons, side missions, collectibles and achievements. As with TLAD, new radio and in-game television programming is included.
Rockstar says that "players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price." According to Rockstar's official website, "The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime." Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games, said before its release "This episode's focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities."
The Ballad of Gay Tony was released on October 29 2009 on the XBOX LIVE Marketplace for 1600 Microsoft points.
It is also included on the Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City which retails for £34.99 in the UK and $39.99 in the US, available in stores now.
- The Ballad of Gay Tony Official Website
- The Ballad of Gay Tony Official Trailer #1
- The Ballad of Gay Tony on Wikipedia