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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar

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'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) Retail Sales Disappoint

by Rainier on April 17, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an entirely original entry into the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, and brings a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments. With the use of the DS touch-screen, 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 franchise.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an en entirely new entry into the series, built from the ground up for the Nintendo DS by one of the premier handheld studios in the industry, Rockstar Leeds. Set in a fictional Liberty City closely modeled after New York, the story centers on Huang Lee and his trials and tribulations as he tries to prove himself to his family, get vengeance for his father’s death and reclaim the prized ‘Yu Jian’, a sword that has been a symbol of honor in the Lee family for generations. A DS game created in Rockstar’s signature style, you can expect over-the-top characters, a massive storyline, insane action and plenty of vehicular mayhem around every corner.

The Grand Theft Auto franchise has become synonymous with a staggering variety and quality of music over the years. It was with this tradition in mind that we set out to deliver a soundtrack for our first Nintendo DS title, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars that would capture the spirit of our favorite genres and past stations.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars creates original music for notable stations, including: Electro-Choc, IF99, Tuff Gong, The Beat and Radio Broker. This mixture of original and licensed instrumentals has been hand-selected by some of the most notable producers, in their respective fields. Deadmau5, Truth & soul, Ticklah, Prairie Cartel and Alchemist were hands-on in their approach to ensure that their stations overall pace and vibe was on par with the games overall, pick up and play handheld style while remaining true to the integrity of a Grand Theft Auto soundtrack experience.

Fans who pre-order Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for NDS at GameStop will receive an exclusive in-game reward. Perfect for those who have itchy trigger fingers, the Chinatown Wars upgrade includes $10,000 in cold hard Liberty City cash at the start, and immediate access to the entire arsenal in Liberty City.


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