Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
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Chinatown Wars previews go live

GTA: Chinatown Wars - General News | @ 02:14 PM MDT | By rappo
Various gaming websites across the internet were recently given the opportunity to preview Chinatown Wars, the next installment of GTA for the Nintendo DS. Today, the articles were published online, here is a selection of the websites carrying previews:
We have also added all the new digital images released today to our Chinatown Wars screenshot gallery along with the game's first true artwork in our Chinatown Wars artwork gallery. Here is a sampler of the new shots:

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Here is a summary of the main new features discussed in the previews:
  • The stylus is immediately put to use at the start of the game, when Huang Lee must break out of a car sinking in the river and swim to shore.
  • Audio is fairly lacking due to cartridge size. The game has some original tracks but all licensed songs are "instrumentals." IGN reports that "F-bombs are dropped [by pedestrians] quite frequently."
  • You'll be able to climb up fire escapes to reach rooftops.
  • To lose your wanted level you need to take out the nearby policemen rather than run away from them. The police car icons below your stars indicate how many policemen are left.
  • Doing donuts before driving off gives you a speed boost, and flames will shoot out of your exhaust, allowing you to set fire to any pedestrians behind you.
  • To get Molotov cocktails, you can go up to a gas pump and fill up as many bottles as you can in the allotted time.
  • The PDA serves as your email and text message viewer, GPS with waypoints and favorite locations, contact database, music player, money manager, and gun shop.
The previews, particularly the one at IGN, also go into some mission details so if you're interested in that information be sure to check them out!

Kikizo's preview also comes with a couple screenshots of the bottom touch-screen's use in Chinatown Wars:

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Saiyaman
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Registered: Dec 2008
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Sounds good...
01-20-2009 02:54 PM
behzad_sol
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Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,025
I like the tank, I missed it since GTA-IV
01-20-2009 03:24 PM
jim_genius5
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Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 60
love the molotovs! thats another original idea!
01-20-2009 04:52 PM
Nite
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Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,893
"To lose your wanted level you need to take out the nearby policemen rather than run away from them. The police car icons below your stars indicate how many policemen are left."

Doesn't killing cops make the wanted level worse? that would be hard as hell to get rid of them in this case.
01-20-2009 10:14 PM
rappo
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Registered: Aug 2003
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I think that there's going to be more emphasis on who is in your vicinity. Like if there are four cops in the area and you kill them all, your wanted level will lower sooner.
01-20-2009 10:55 PM
 

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