Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
Chinatown Wars hits Nintendo DS this year

GTA: Chinatown Wars - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 11:12 AM MDT | By Zidane + Neil
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsRockstar Games have today announced the next game in the Grand Theft Auto series will be called Chinatown Wars. The title will be in stores by the end of this year exclusively for Nintendo DS.

The game will make use of much of the DS's technology, with some gameplay elements involving the touch screen. Interestingly, the game's official website carries the Nintendo WiFi Connection logo, indicating that there will be some online content in the game. While there are no images to share today, the game has been confirmed to be set in a modern day Liberty City, much like GTA IV.

It's being developed by Rockstar Leeds, the studio which was also responsible for the massively successful Liberty and Vice City Stories games.
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Jack Thompson criticizing that kids can get their hands on this easily in 3..2..1..
07-15-2008 11:24 AM

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Rockstar sell out and wants to make a quick buck :(
07-15-2008 11:31 AM
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are u fuckin kidding me its gunna look like shit and play even worse what a waste of time!
07-15-2008 11:47 AM

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I think it could actually be pretty cool.
07-15-2008 12:01 PM

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This is going to be so cool. I can not wait. Just think about the motion controlling glory you will have. Thanks R*, I just ejaculated over this.
07-15-2008 12:12 PM
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ITT: People talking shit when they never even seen the game.
This can be interesting,
07-15-2008 12:34 PM
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This was certainly unexpected! Guess I need to buy a DS..
07-15-2008 01:24 PM
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Not really, you can steal one and blame GTA for it!
07-15-2008 01:36 PM
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Lots of douches already goin' off and blasting Rockstar.

"Rockstar sell out and wants to make a quick buck" -Ash

"are u fuckin kidding me its gunna look like shit and play even worse what a waste of time!" -Mr marine

How about people give it a chance. Once some media is released on the game, then you can move a little in your "I freakin' hate this" campaign.

This seems interesting.

07-15-2008 02:03 PM

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Should of expected it really, companies release shitty ports all the time to make more money, anyone remember the DS versions of Assassins Creed and COD4? They were terrible and this will be even worse, so much for Rockstar not interested in releasing GTA on Nintendo, good going guys, I knew you'd crumble if enough cash was offered.
07-15-2008 02:10 PM

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What the hell ? Rockstar sure never ceases to amaze me! xD
07-15-2008 02:10 PM

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I'll say! I'm going to start playing GTAIV right now!

[ post edited 07-15-2008 03:18 PM by Zidane ]
07-15-2008 02:12 PM

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itis good news a new era for rockstar
07-15-2008 02:46 PM
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Thats New.
Sounds Fun.
Might Get a DS For this.
07-15-2008 03:05 PM

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@claud3: A new era? Of what, ignoring gamers and selling out, some era that will be, the death of GTA, grand.
07-15-2008 03:19 PM

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Time will tell if they're doing it right.
07-15-2008 03:22 PM

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What gets me more though, I bet the GTA IV DLC will be some half arsed shit because Rockstar are fucking around with things like this. There's still many small bugs in GTA IV that need to be patched, we were told they were working on it round the clock and working on providing us with some good Episodic Content when they were just bullshitting like always. Rockstar, stuck by you a lot but now you're taking the piss.
07-15-2008 03:32 PM

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ash_735, this game is being developed by Rockstar Leeds, a completely different studio to Rockstar North.
07-15-2008 04:08 PM

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omfg:O I want new cheats for gta4 :'( everything else is lame!
07-15-2008 04:20 PM
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Sounds good.....Hopefully they will post some screens soon.
07-15-2008 04:47 PM

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Nice.. I will have to get a new DS soon!
07-15-2008 05:04 PM

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I'm not going to judge. It might be cool. Might not. I certainly hope it's good. But I'm not branding anyone a sellout until I see some actually gameplay.
07-15-2008 05:44 PM
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}{oT~dEv1L 666 - "Nice.. I will have to get a new DS soon!"

And this is just the response R* are after. By losing fans on the 2 main consoles out, their only hope to reel "us" back in is to let kids play GTA, cos let's face it, Nintendo is for kids.

Even though it's Leeds doing the development, no doubt the DLC will be mysteriously put back. Should stick to their true fans and keep their concentration on IV while there's still a chance for it to get attention again.
07-15-2008 06:23 PM
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Don't have a DS, no point with a PSP, so won't be getting this game...

oh yeah and ash, calm down boy
07-15-2008 06:23 PM
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I dont really see why Rockstar are going with Nintendo with this one, Nintendo has become somewhat of a Dev for party games and toys, nothing too hardcore. with their biggest title being Super Smash Bro's, or even the debut title Zelda, Twilight Princess. if it was upto me, I would have either scrapped the project, or gone with the PSP.

this seems to me, to be an act of desperation. either that or Rockstar have gone big headed and think they can make millions by releasing a christmas title, seeing as they missed last year, theyre probably thinking that by bringing out a game by christmas they can tie their product onto, what i presume will be massive sale of Nintendo DS, I for one will be buying one this year. but no, I will not be buying grand theft auto 'Chinatown Wars' (who the fuck came up with that?!).

You dont see Konami bringing out MGS, portable ops: london just for the sake of a christmas sale, and their product is by far better when it comes down to gameplay.

although, grand theft auto is pretty fuckin funny when it comes to crashin cars.

laughing excruciatingly loud @ Josť
07-15-2008 06:28 PM
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Who is waiting for the "this game will never be released on another console" speach?

07-15-2008 07:36 PM
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could be good, but they should release a version of san andreas for the psp..like they did with liberty city and vice city, that would be heaps mad, not plannin on getting a ds at this stage, i'm happy with my ps3 and psp
07-15-2008 09:12 PM

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A San Andreas on the PSP would be really cool, actually. I'd absolutely pick that up. I've grown to love the Stories games. It's the GTA I've come to know and love, (cities anyway) and portable. A great way to kill time at the airport/train station/hotel/relatives house ;p
07-15-2008 10:12 PM
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Wanna bet it's going to be rated T for Teen? ;)
07-15-2008 10:56 PM
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Fuck that, they'd better bring IV to PC instead of fucking around with this kind of bullshit.
07-16-2008 12:22 AM
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Oh stop with the whining all ready.

"Rockstar doesn't care about us they're just trying to cash in on the games, blah blah blah."

Besides it's location what exactly do we know about this game? Nothing so stop saying it's just rockstar milking the franchise until you have real info.

Oh and tyler, considering manhunt 2 for the wii existed I bet it'll be rated M.
07-16-2008 02:12 AM
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07-16-2008 05:34 AM
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Are u kidding me its a ds I guess if u like low pixles and what have u get it ull like it if ur a more advanced gamer dont waste ur time that is all im saying I wasnt trying to say gameplay will suck im just saying visualy i doubt it will be too appeling R* is just brave to take a chance on there first DS game. So dont get butt hurt over my commenet
07-16-2008 11:17 AM
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liberty city stories sucked and so did vice city stories. This one will suck too. Its a knock off of the name, "HALO WARS".
07-16-2008 02:44 PM
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C'mon not liberty city again, that damn city has already been done to death.
07-16-2008 03:28 PM
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Ugh, why do people judge things before they see them?

Rockstar selling out?

No. Rockstar's smart. They're a business. They need money to thrive and make games. Games you love. Games you want. To do that, they need to stay on top of things. Let's face it. Sony's getting their ass kicked in sales. So why release a game on a system with few owners, when you could hit the motherload and release it on a system with lots of owners? It's like with bands when they get big. Everyone assumes they sold out. In reality, the people who say that think they're some kind of elite person and when someone else finds their band, they get pissy because it's not 'their band' anymore and stuff.


They probably won't be great, but last time I checked, I didn't play graphics. I play games. And the graphics can be bad, as long as I know who's what and what's who, if the game is fun, I don't care. Some of the best games imo, have graphics that aren't realistic and stuff.

So I'm interested. Touch screen controls with GTA makes me kinda tingly inside.
07-16-2008 07:33 PM

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Should be fun to play. I need a DS though.
07-16-2008 10:40 PM

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*sniff sniff* do i smell a disaster? as big of a fan i am of the entire gta franchise, nintendo and crimes dont work to well. gta advance is a good example.
07-17-2008 01:02 AM
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Stupid thing, They shouldn't do that kind of stuff to be honest.
07-17-2008 12:56 PM
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i really think GTA is starting to lose what made it such a great title
07-17-2008 03:22 PM
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I would like to see some screens and trailers soon.
07-18-2008 04:39 AM
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Coming this winter? I thought R* said that GTA IV would last us about three years? Does Anybody see a point in "Exclusive to Nintendo DS"? I own one but I really hate it, I wouldn't mind another Sony exclusive.
07-18-2008 11:46 AM
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exclusive for anything is gay because not everyone have the stuff to play it,but im buying a ds off my friend for 35$
07-18-2008 09:08 PM
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What the hell is wrong with rockstar games
Chinaton wars on DS's technology that suckks!!!!
What about Xbox 360 and playstation 3 with gta new orleans or gta 5
07-19-2008 09:56 AM
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there not gona make a gta new orleans
07-20-2008 01:54 PM

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