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09-01-2009, 07:22 AM #1
"Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown" Coming to the iPhone, But Will It Work?
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Gamers take heed. Rockstar Games ( the wizards behind the Grand Theft Auto series) are bringing Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to the iPhone and iPod Touch later this year.
As reported this morning on Afterdawn.com:
CTW was released for the Nintendo DS platform earlier this year and has been announced for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), set to be released in October. It will reportedly be available for iPhone sometime this fall.
Rockstar has also hinted that controlling Huang Lee (the lead character) will differ from what most gamers are used to in terms of other handheld gaming devices. It appears that an on-screen analog stick (to be controlled by the thumb) will navigate Lee throughout the game.
Also a head-scratcher today is how the game is going to be permitted to keep its trademark vulgarity. One would expect the famous content of a Grand Theft Auto game would stand diametrically opposed to Apple's generally strict policies governing inappropriate material trickling into the App Store. There's no shortage of apps that Apple has denied as a result of this firm stance.
Overall, its poised to be a good end to 2009 for Rockstar Games. Following Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar's music-making game "Beaterator" will also make a bee-line for the iPhone and iPod Touch this fall, further building upon the developer's relationship with Apple.
Beaterator is a title developed by Rockstar and producer Timbaland. Developed for the PlayStation Portable platform, the game is set to be released at the end of the month, with the iPhone port coming this fall. No details on pricing were revealed.
09-01-2009, 07:39 AM #2
1st - I'd buy it... as long as its not too expensive. Its the kinda of game that will take up as much time as you let it.lol
09-01-2009, 07:39 AM #3
09-01-2009, 07:49 AM #4
I want this!
09-01-2009, 07:52 AM #5
09-01-2009, 07:59 AM #6
Oh, just got to ask............ Wonder if it will work with 3G and 2G?
Think I might have to buy me a 3Gs if it don't! Not!
09-01-2009, 08:28 AM #7
This could be good considering how well I think they did with assasins creed but I'll probably end up looking like liberty city/vice city but if it's 9.99 that would b a good deal 20 would be too much and they probably go for 30Originally Posted by ??????
09-01-2009, 08:37 AM #8
I think they will be able to pull it off as long as they program it to take full advantage of the power of the 3gs which means no for 2g or itouch.
09-01-2009, 08:37 AM #9
Will it work? Why wouldn't it? It doesn't need to be a direct port from the DS version. Hell the bottom screen on the DS is a gimmick at best in most games. I don't think we have been given any reason to assume that chinatown wars will be a bad experience on the iphone.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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09-01-2009, 09:01 AM #10
I really hope that Rockstar games takes a moment to realise that on Screen controls = Garbage and that now that the API is there for external devices to talk to the Iphone they design a sweet add on controller (with extended battery) to plug in and provide "DS" style controls to the iphone a nice example of this is iControlPad - Add real gaming controls to your iPhone!
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09-01-2009, 09:40 AM #11
I would project that A. This app will be in the 9.99-14.99 price range. Secondly it will eventually fall to the same fate as GV and be removed and then hosted on Cydia. IMHO I believe with the growing popularity of Cydia the game would be better off in the Cydia store where it could remain vulgar and true to its character. After all, GTO without profanity, vulgarity, and gore well just isnt really the same...
09-01-2009, 09:48 AM #12
Melech, you are probably right but, a successful big name game would change the game. As far as the vulgarity, there are apps that have been on the app store (not sure if they're still there) that had nudity. NSFW apps.This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-01-2009, 09:49 AM #13
09-01-2009, 10:56 AM #14
14th!- i love it, can't wait, hope they keep the vulgarity of it, gta just isn't the same without being able to f*ck a prostitute or visit a strip club. i believ what melech is saying, that the game would be better off distributed through cydia.
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09-01-2009, 11:06 AM #15
09-01-2009, 11:11 AM #16
Exciting news. Looking forward to some screenies
09-01-2009, 01:05 PM #17
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09-01-2009, 02:37 PM #19
i dont get why they didnt put the real gta out. if gameloft with gangstar could do it, i'm sure rockstar could.
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09-01-2009, 03:08 PM #20
i wouldnt mind getting this i love GTA