Eurogamer reports that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will features four of the five neighborhoods presented in GTA 4. All boroughs except Alderney will be present in the game.
The site also notes that the game will have a PDA with a GPS system for keeping track of missions and navigating the streets of Liberty. The touchscreen will be used for this, along with radio and controls for talking to people.
Additionally, the camera can be rotated through a full 360 degrees, despite the game being played from a top-down perspective.
Chinatown Wars is due out in Spring 2009 exclusively on DS.
Not surprising anyone, Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during a company presentation that both Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and the exclusive downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto 4 are being delayed.
Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Zelnick noted that the GTA 4 DLC is “close to being complete. That said, it may move into the second quarter.” The company’s Q2 starts on February 1, 2009, which would place the DLC far beyond its Fall 2008 target.
Meanwhile, the DS game is also being shifted to the company’s second quarter to “fill out a better launch and marketing window,” according to Zelnick. The quarter runs till May 31, 2009.
It comes as no surprise that Rockstar Games is planning on releasing GTA: Vice City Stories on PS2. This comes from ESRB’s website where the US-based ratings board has given the game a ‘M’ rating (big surprise, huh?), though the entry has since been taken down.
GTA’s first PSP outing, Liberty City Stories, saw itself being released on the PS2 about six months after the PSP release. It was quite a big success on the platform, as it made its way on to the top ten best-selling games of 2006 list. The same seems to be happening to Vice City Stories, though the game’s publisher is yet to make an announcement.
A short press release from Rockstar Games reveals that a Grand Theft Auto trilogy will be released for the PS2 this Holiday season. Dubbed Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, the compilation pack will include GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas; it will retail for $40 and will be available starting December 4.
The word ‘exclusive’ just doesn’t mean ‘exclusive’ anymore and if Grand Theft Auto IV is taken as an example, it doesn’t mean anything at all. At last year’s E3, Microsoft announced the development of the game for both the PS3 and Xbox 360; along with word that it will be released on the company’s console on day one and will also be host to exclusive bonus content, seemingly making it superior to the PS3 version. That doesn’t seem to be the case any longer as EuroGamer cites a source “close to Rockstar North” that the studio is working on “exclusive supplemental content for both systems, which will be made available for download via Microsoft and Sony’s respective online services.”
The report goes on, saying that we can expect the “same deal” on PS3, except that it’ll be unique to its own platform. As per the source, the downloadable content will feature brand new areas which will link into the main game world.
It is not known whether this is true or not, as no official word from either Rockstar or Take-Two (its publisher) was released. But rest assured, further information can be expected closer to the game’s release next year. GTA IV is scheduled for release on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2007.
Today Rockstar released the first ever screenshots from GTA: Vice City Stories, showing a glimpse of the characters and vehicles.
More after the jump.
Sequel to the most popular PSP title ever – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories – has gotten the official cover shot, as well as the official retail price and a shipping date. Set for release on October 17 in North America and October 20 in Europe, Vice City Stories will retail as a premium title for $50. The game, even though the pack shot shows “Rating Pending”, will most definitely be rated Mature.
Somehow missed this during E3: the next PSP game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise will be set in Vice City and is dubbed GTA: Vice City Stories. The game will take place in the familiar city that was visited back in the PS2 game, but will feature an all-new story, characters, scenarios and more.
Vice City Stories is in development at Rockstar Leeds and will be “smashing expectations of portable gaming,” according to Sam House, founder of Rockstar Games and Executive Producer.
The game is set for release on October 17 in the US, with Europe getting it three days later. As for GTA: Liberty City Stories for the PS2 – it’s shipping next month.
As seen to the right, Peter Moore of Microsoft has tattooed “Grand Theft Auto IV” on his left arm the same way he did “Halo 2”. This is because Microsoft has proudly announced that GTA4 will be available on Xbox 360 on day one of release – the GTA franchise has been Sony’s jewel as of late, being released first on the PS2 and then Xbox and PC after some time.
This is part of a “groundbreaking” agreement between Microsoft and Take-Two that will have the fourth entry in the free-roaming series released simultaneously to both Xbox 360 and PS3. Separately, Microsoft and Rockstar have announced a strategic alliance to provide exclusive episodic content for the game via Xbox Live, offering ever-expanding gameplay exclusively to gamers on the console.
Grand Theft Auto IV is in development at Rockstar North and will be released in North America on October 16, 2007 and October 19 in Europe.
Frugal gamers rejoice! Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for the PS2 will be released on June 6 throughout North America for a budget price of $20. Europeans will get the game on June 9 and will retail for 30 EUR and 20 GBP.
Already available for the PSP since October 2005, Liberty City Stories will offer PS2 owners a big screen experience of the same storyline and missions.