The next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series will be titled GTA: Vice City Stories - at least, that's if three new applications filed with the US patent office are anything to go by.

Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, filed three patents for the GTA: VCS name. The first refers to a game, while the second applies to the right to use the name on merchandising. The third, rather interestingly, hints that a Vice City Stories movie or TV show could be in development.

Course, it could be that Rockstar is simply protecting its ownership rights to the VCS name - or, and this isn't much of a stretch for the imagination, that the follow-up to PSP title Liberty City Stories will indeed be set in the familiar territory of Vice City. Our money's on the latter, but let's wait and see what pops up at E3, shall we...

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