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Rockstar announces GTA: Chinatown Wars for PSP Go!

Monday, 22nd June 2009 14:00 GMT By Mike

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Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is heading to PSP as both a downloadable title and in UMD format.

“We’re proud to extend this truly unique handheld Grand Theft Auto experience to PSP and offer a downloadable version of Chinatown Wars for PSP Go!,” said Rockstar founder Sam Houser.

“Rockstar Leeds has shown incredible talent in creating games that raise the bar in terms of depth and innovation on portables, and with Chinatown Wars we have a rich, fast-paced, and incredibly addictive entry into the series.”

SCEA CEO Jack Tretton was equally delighted with news: “Rockstar’s work with the GTA series has been an enormous part of the success of PlayStation platforms,” he said.

“We’re excited to welcome the critically acclaimed Chinatown Wars to the outstanding line-up of great games headed to the PSP platform this fall.”

Press release after the break.

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Coming to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce that one of the highest-rated handheld games of all time, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, will be making its way to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. Developed by the award-winning studio Rockstar Leeds, in conjunction with series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be available at retail on UMD® and digitally from the PlayStation®Network in North America and Europe this fall.

“We’re proud to extend this truly unique handheld Grand Theft Auto experience to PSP and offer a downloadable version of Chinatown Wars for PSP®go,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Rockstar Leeds has shown incredible talent in creating games that raise the bar in terms of depth and innovation on portables, and with Chinatown Wars we have a rich, fast-paced, and incredibly addictive entry into the series.”

“Rockstar’s work with the GTA series has been an enormous part of the success of PlayStation platforms,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We’re excited to welcome the critically acclaimed Chinatown Wars to the outstanding line-up of great games headed to the PSP platform this fall.”

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Within the game, 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. Specifically built for the PSP platform with upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation; and including all-new story missions; this version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will take full advantage of the power of the PSP system.

For more information please visit www.rockstargames.com/chinatownwars.

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13 Comments

  1. Goliath

    Hm, the really is no such thing as exclusivity anymore is there. Rockstar themselves claimed the game was exclusive to the Nintendo DS.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    That was before they discovered that 99.9% of DS owners didn’t give a shit about GTA, though.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. dirigiblebill

    If the DS can’t bag itself a true-blue exclusive, nothing can :p

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Zarckan

    “Can you hear that Mr Anderson, it’s the sound of inevitability”

    #4 5 years ago
  5. anasui

    once it gets ignored on the PSP as well, they’ll announce they’re giving it for free with Men’s Health

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    LOL @ anasui

    Here’s hoping they’ll make changes/improvements seeing as how PSP is more powerfull than DS, and I personally didn’t like the look of the DS version. Also, what about all those mini DS interactive “stick/wand” (pointer thingy) type games? My understanding is that was a big part of the DS title.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    This isn’t just for PSP Go, btw. It’s on UMD too and the downloady version will work on an old PSP as well.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike

    Yeah, I just saw. Added.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    No game in the near future will be “just” for PSP Go Blerk…Sony stated at E3 that all future PSPGo games will be available for download and UMD. Good news as I’m happy with the original and PREFER discs.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Quote from IGN’s article on the subject:
    “The PSP version will utilise the system’s more powerful architecture, featuring revised widescreen visuals as well as enhanced animations and more story missions.”

    Good to hear, but I agree with many others. I’d rather see them continue the story series with some sort of GTA:SA spin-off rather than this..

    #10 5 years ago
  11. sennasnit

    Leeds, is there anything it can’t do?
    apart from Football obviously.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    The badass thing about this game was the minigames for gods sake.

    No touchscreen = no sales…. I don’t have a PSP anyway.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. XDamage

    It didn’t sell with the touch screen functionality anyways, so might as well get rid of it.
    ;)

    I guess I might pick this up some time. Probably not right away though.

    #13 5 years ago

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