GTA: Chinatown Wars Headed to the iPhone/iPod Touch

By Joel Taveras

September 1, 2009

I thought the app store was missing some crime related apps, and thanks to Rockstar Games not only will that gap be filled. With not just any crime game but probably one of the best handheld games of the year – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. This just might make me hold off on purchasing the PSP version especially considering how capable the iPhone/iPod touches are as far as graphics are concerned. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the two SKU’s look identical. I can guarantee one thing that wont look the same…the price! GTA: CW on the PSP I can’t imagine selling for less than $30, meanwhile in the app store I have yet to find a game more than $10. Can’t wait to see screens from this one as my commuting this fall just got a whole lot better. Check out the full press release below!

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhoneTM and iPod® touch

New York, NY – August 31, 2009 – Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars from Rockstar Leeds, the winners of the 2009 Develop Award for Best Handheld Game Studio, will be making its way to the iPhone™ and iPod® touch this fall.

“Chinatown Wars is a perfect match for the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are very excited to bring this incredibly ambitious version of Liberty City, with this level of detail and immersive gameplay on Apple’s new gaming platforms.”

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is currently available for the Nintendo DS™ and is also coming this fall for the PlayStation®Portable system. The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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