fobRockstar games announced today that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be coming to iPhone and iPod Touch later 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 presently available for the Nintendo DS and follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father.

The Nintendo DS version of the game has received universally positive reviews. From IGN's review:

What I won't forget to mention: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars continues GTA's legacy as the premiere "sandbox" game design. Though it might look like a lot has changed in the move to the handheld platform, more has been added than taken away - there's so much to do in this Liberty City, and it's hard not to be impressed and amazed at some of the things the developer's managed to pull off on the hardware. GTA: Chinatown Wars is easily one of the best Nintendo DS games on the platform.

Here is the trailer for the DS version:

  • Alex

    2.5D sellout :(

    • CyberData4

      What you call selling out, I'd call going back to their roots. Remember, GTA started top-down. It was fun then, it'll still be fun now.

      • Carl

        I remember those days with 2.5D on GTA 1/2. The Limo and getting those gang members in the limo was fun on GTA 2 :)

    • Wes

      The DS version is awesome - IGN's right, it's an authentic GTA experience.

  • Sticktron

    It was only a matter of time! (and a little motivation from the wildly successful Gang$tar)

    • http://dclivetracks.com TonyRockyHorror

      Indeed. Soon as I saw clips of it on the DS, I said to myself, "how long before this ends up on the iPhone 3GS?"

  • Alex

    2.5D sellout :(

    • CyberData4

      What you call selling out, I'd call going back to their roots. Remember, GTA started top-down. It was fun then, it'll still be fun now.

      • Carl

        I remember those days with 2.5D on GTA 1/2. The Limo and getting those gang members in the limo was fun on GTA 2 :)

    • Wes

      The DS version is awesome - IGN's right, it's an authentic GTA experience.

  • Sticktron

    It was only a matter of time! (and a little motivation from the wildly successful Gang$tar)

    • http://dclivetracks.com TonyRockyHorror

      Indeed. Soon as I saw clips of it on the DS, I said to myself, "how long before this ends up on the iPhone 3GS?"

  • Negamaki

    Bat and I will now rejoice!

  • DannyV

    HOLY CRAP YES!!!

  • Negamaki

    Bat and I will now rejoice!

  • DannyV

    HOLY CRAP YES!!!

  • Adem

    Wondering if the announced PSP version will also be in 2.5D. They should offer more since the release of Gang$tar.

    • CaseyLay

      It will be 2.5 D. With improved graphics too. I'm hoping that's the same case with our port.

      As for your comment there, GTA CW is actually an amazing game that's packed with tons of content. Sure, Gangstar is a great game, but this one tops it with it's Environment, gameplay, and even available side missions. Another thing I should add, is that the one on the DS and PSP will have wifi multiplayer coming shortly. I believe they might do the same thing with this one.

  • Adem

    Wondering if the announced PSP version will also be in 2.5D. They should offer more since the release of Gang$tar.

    • CaseyLay

      It will be 2.5 D. With improved graphics too. I'm hoping that's the same case with our port.

      As for your comment there, GTA CW is actually an amazing game that's packed with tons of content. Sure, Gangstar is a great game, but this one tops it with it's Environment, gameplay, and even available side missions. Another thing I should add, is that the one on the DS and PSP will have wifi multiplayer coming shortly. I believe they might do the same thing with this one.

  • iDeadKid

    Cant wait to get it ^^^'

  • iDeadKid

    Cant wait to get it ^^^'

  • ltcommander.data

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/GTA%3A+Chinatown+Wars/news.asp?c=15220

    Screens from the PSP version still shows 2.5D. At least we'll finally get a direct PSP vs. iPhone comparison in terms of their graphical prowess. Hopefully Rockstar will invest in a optimized iPhone 3G S version as well.

    It'll definitely be interesting to see how it'll be priced compared to the PSP and DS versions.

  • ltcommander.data

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/GTA%3A+Chinatown+Wars/news.asp?c=15220

    Screens from the PSP version still shows 2.5D. At least we'll finally get a direct PSP vs. iPhone comparison in terms of their graphical prowess. Hopefully Rockstar will invest in a optimized iPhone 3G S version as well.

    It'll definitely be interesting to see how it'll be priced compared to the PSP and DS versions.

  • President of Earth

    Whoahooo! Now it gets interesting!!!

  • President of Earth

    Whoahooo! Now it gets interesting!!!

  • Moroboshi

    This is a pretty interesting development as it could signal the start of pro developers taking the platform seriously. Were that to happen, the likes of Gameloft and co, who trade on ripping off other (far more talented) developers will really be in trouble. Perhaps they'll flee to Android.

  • Moroboshi

    This is a pretty interesting development as it could signal the start of pro developers taking the platform seriously. Were that to happen, the likes of Gameloft and co, who trade on ripping off other (far more talented) developers will really be in trouble. Perhaps they'll flee to Android.

  • Skey

    Damn YEAH! I just waited for it. Finally a 2D GTA Game with GTA Quality (I always miss something in Payback and Car Jack Streets).

  • Skey

    Damn YEAH! I just waited for it. Finally a 2D GTA Game with GTA Quality (I always miss something in Payback and Car Jack Streets).

  • QuebecRage

    What a great news !!! I dont care wether it's in 2D or 2.5D. Knowing Rockstar we're in for a great game. Things are getting more interresting for the iDevice. Can't wait to see the difference with the PsP version. Touch screen VS Regular control.

  • QuebecRage

    What a great news !!! I dont care wether it's in 2D or 2.5D. Knowing Rockstar we're in for a great game. Things are getting more interresting for the iDevice. Can't wait to see the difference with the PsP version. Touch screen VS Regular control.

  • Rev

    This is so great. I hope it won't be too choppy though.

  • Rev

    This is so great. I hope it won't be too choppy though.

  • Quaz

    Gamelofts "Gangstar" game was okay, sure it has nice graphics but there isn't much depth to the gameplay. With Rockstar, you are pretty much guaranteed quality, the DS version go great reviews, who cares if its 2.5D, the only the matters is the quality of the game. Its nice to see a "proper" game for the iPhone, most of the games that I've played on my 3GS are decent casual games but lack what the console games have to offer.

  • Quaz

    Gamelofts "Gangstar" game was okay, sure it has nice graphics but there isn't much depth to the gameplay. With Rockstar, you are pretty much guaranteed quality, the DS version go great reviews, who cares if its 2.5D, the only the matters is the quality of the game. Its nice to see a "proper" game for the iPhone, most of the games that I've played on my 3GS are decent casual games but lack what the console games have to offer.

  • ZZMitch

    Nice, was going to pick this up for my DS Lite soon...

    But it looks like I will be saving some money!

  • ZZMitch

    Nice, was going to pick this up for my DS Lite soon...

    But it looks like I will be saving some money!

  • Jeff

    Love the ds version, hate how you have to take out the stylus so much though. This version should fix it. Hopefully they get the other controls right. DS was already annoying driving fast because of the limitation of the top down view. With sloppy controls make that even worse =/

  • Jeff

    Love the ds version, hate how you have to take out the stylus so much though. This version should fix it. Hopefully they get the other controls right. DS was already annoying driving fast because of the limitation of the top down view. With sloppy controls make that even worse =/

  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

    i won't be picking this one up,i mean.psp has full 3D games and this is the frist thing they come up with?for me,they need to put up a port of san andreas.my 3GS is defenately capable of running 5 times bether graphics then the psp.

    • http://www.tbenjaminlarsen.com T. Benjamin Larsen

      Well, the DS GTA is perhaps the most FUN GTA-title that has come out the last few years. Certainly it i not the most technical adept, but as long as the playability is top notch I really don't see the problem...

    • John Fitzgerald

      "my 3GS is defenately capable of running 5 times bether graphics then the psp."
      Don't make a statement if you don't know what you're talking about!

      • benjamin

        mine has more shaders,more memory,better processer and graphics card.
        the graphics from the psp are loaded from the disk.and the disk contains several gigabytes.thats why,with the iphone 3GS,if we would have a game with like 2GB the graphics would be dam better.also psp=400*272 iphone 480*320 much igher resolution.

        so yes.my statement hasn't been tested yet.but i believe we could get damn better improvements with the iphone 3GS

    • Moroboshi

      First off, the game will be developed for the lowest common platform - the iPhone 3G. That will be the target.

      That aside, dedicated consoles such as the PSP have very streamlined operating systems which intrude on the game code as little as possible. That's why most DS games (which is a very dated piece of hardware) run at 30fps or 60fps. The iPhone has quite the opposite of that situation.

    • http://erikveland.com Erik K Veland

      Wow. That has to be the most retarded comment ever. Graphics does not make games. I had more fun with this title than I had with GTA:IV.

  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

    i won't be picking this one up,i mean.psp has full 3D games and this is the frist thing they come up with?for me,they need to put up a port of san andreas.my 3GS is defenately capable of running 5 times bether graphics then the psp.

    • http://www.tbenjaminlarsen.com T. Benjamin Larsen

      Well, the DS GTA is perhaps the most FUN GTA-title that has come out the last few years. Certainly it i not the most technical adept, but as long as the playability is top notch I really don't see the problem...

    • John Fitzgerald

      "my 3GS is defenately capable of running 5 times bether graphics then the psp."
      Don't make a statement if you don't know what you're talking about!

      • benjamin

        mine has more shaders,more memory,better processer and graphics card.
        the graphics from the psp are loaded from the disk.and the disk contains several gigabytes.thats why,with the iphone 3GS,if we would have a game with like 2GB the graphics would be dam better.also psp=400*272 iphone 480*320 much igher resolution.

        so yes.my statement hasn't been tested yet.but i believe we could get damn better improvements with the iphone 3GS

    • Moroboshi

      First off, the game will be developed for the lowest common platform - the iPhone 3G. That will be the target.

      That aside, dedicated consoles such as the PSP have very streamlined operating systems which intrude on the game code as little as possible. That's why most DS games (which is a very dated piece of hardware) run at 30fps or 60fps. The iPhone has quite the opposite of that situation.

    • http://erikveland.com Erik K Veland

      Wow. That has to be the most retarded comment ever. Graphics does not make games. I had more fun with this title than I had with GTA:IV.

  • Chris

    This game is the only reason i kept my DS and no that i can get it on my iphone i can finally sell it, gonna be sick

  • Chris

    This game is the only reason i kept my DS and no that i can get it on my iphone i can finally sell it, gonna be sick

  • Frogtorch

    Mind blown.

  • Frogtorch

    Mind blown.

  • Crim

    I think I might still grab the PSP version; for some reason I think GTA games work better with physical inputs (plus it looks damn good). Need to sell off my DS version that hasn't gotten any love since mid Feb though, put that towards the PSP which is more comfortable for me.

    I'll be interested to see the price on each though.

  • Crim

    I think I might still grab the PSP version; for some reason I think GTA games work better with physical inputs (plus it looks damn good). Need to sell off my DS version that hasn't gotten any love since mid Feb though, put that towards the PSP which is more comfortable for me.

    I'll be interested to see the price on each though.

  • GodSon

    Instant Buy! I love everything about this version of GTA. It's very solid and I'm sure will be well worth whatever asking price is listed. Just the announcement makes Payback and Car Jack Streets obsolete in my book. Can't wait!!! ^_^

  • GodSon

    Instant Buy! I love everything about this version of GTA. It's very solid and I'm sure will be well worth whatever asking price is listed. Just the announcement makes Payback and Car Jack Streets obsolete in my book. Can't wait!!! ^_^

  • PeterM11

    Awesome!!
    AND HAHAHAHAHAHA AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THIS WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO RUN ON THE IPHONE!!!

  • PeterM11

    Awesome!!
    AND HAHAHAHAHAHA AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THIS WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO RUN ON THE IPHONE!!!

  • Streets

    Yes! I can ditch my DS now. The second best GTA of all time is coming to iPhone!

  • Streets

    Yes! I can ditch my DS now. The second best GTA of all time is coming to iPhone!

  • CaseyLay

    ARRRRRGGGHGHGHG!!!! DUDE!! EPIC AWESOME! MUST HAVE IT!!

  • CaseyLay

    ARRRRRGGGHGHGHG!!!! DUDE!! EPIC AWESOME! MUST HAVE IT!!

  • Shawn

    Yawn. The iPhone is better than this. I want to see them port GTA IV over. That would be acceptable.

    Yes, I'm joking.

  • Shawn

    Yawn. The iPhone is better than this. I want to see them port GTA IV over. That would be acceptable.

    Yes, I'm joking.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    I hope Gameloft doesn't sue Rockstar :)

    • RaZrVIN

      LOL! xD This is great news! Can't wait to pick this up, I was gonna get a DS just for that game, but no need for that now! So I guess we can look for this sometime from October to November.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    I hope Gameloft doesn't sue Rockstar :)

    • RaZrVIN

      LOL! xD This is great news! Can't wait to pick this up, I was gonna get a DS just for that game, but no need for that now! So I guess we can look for this sometime from October to November.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

    Great game.I have played the ds version via emulator on my pc,and it's incredible.Great story,great gameplay,and if i can have it on iphone,wow.This one is much better than these other copies,car jack streets,payback,and gangstar.benjamin,you know what,you are not real gamer.If you want full 3d play gangstar.
    And if a developer like Rockstar,see the potential of the iphone,the iphone could really become gaming platform.Also other great developers might start developing for the iphone.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sa66o6 sa66o6

    Great game.I have played the ds version via emulator on my pc,and it's incredible.Great story,great gameplay,and if i can have it on iphone,wow.This one is much better than these other copies,car jack streets,payback,and gangstar.benjamin,you know what,you are not real gamer.If you want full 3d play gangstar.
    And if a developer like Rockstar,see the potential of the iphone,the iphone could really become gaming platform.Also other great developers might start developing for the iphone.

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Yes i Want !

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Yes i Want !

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Looks like it's got some kind of comic-graphic style ... reminds me of the very first GTA, where I used to hunt hare krishnas and build heaps of cars to blow them all up and get extra boni ... very interesting!

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Looks like it's got some kind of comic-graphic style ... reminds me of the very first GTA, where I used to hunt hare krishnas and build heaps of cars to blow them all up and get extra boni ... very interesting!

  • Vester

    omg, awesome, i hope it will work, probably a $10+ game tho, but from what i hear it is totally worth the money! cant wait!

  • Vester

    omg, awesome, i hope it will work, probably a $10+ game tho, but from what i hear it is totally worth the money! cant wait!

  • HipHopTouch

    Great news!!

  • HipHopTouch

    Great news!!

  • LBG

    This is great news. But for me, the best news is that Rockstar will be developing a game for the iPhone/iPod Touch for the very first time. Hopefully, when they realise the potential of the device, it could lead to more game from the mighty R*.

  • LBG

    This is great news. But for me, the best news is that Rockstar will be developing a game for the iPhone/iPod Touch for the very first time. Hopefully, when they realise the potential of the device, it could lead to more game from the mighty R*.

  • Kita

    Great idea but my iphone battery life can't keep up with my needs so I'm going to pass on this one. I think I'm only going to stick to "bite sized" games until apple comes out with an iphone that can last a whole day of medium to heavy use with the iphone.

    • WiseWeasel

      An alternative is to buy one of a wide selection of iPhone/iPod Touch cases with extended batteries built-in.

    • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

      Turn off Wi-fi, push notifications and turn down the brightness (if indoors) and the battery does great.

  • Kita

    Great idea but my iphone battery life can't keep up with my needs so I'm going to pass on this one. I think I'm only going to stick to "bite sized" games until apple comes out with an iphone that can last a whole day of medium to heavy use with the iphone.

    • WiseWeasel

      An alternative is to buy one of a wide selection of iPhone/iPod Touch cases with extended batteries built-in.

    • http://www.3deified.net Senior Coconut

      Turn off Wi-fi, push notifications and turn down the brightness (if indoors) and the battery does great.

  • Ender

    I agree with Kita. I'm a battery fanatic and have all unnecessary items turned off, but I can foresee that players will get like 45 minutes playing this game off a fully-charged battery. That being said, though, the game looks fantastic and I might just get it and play while plugged into a wall :-P

  • Ender

    I agree with Kita. I'm a battery fanatic and have all unnecessary items turned off, but I can foresee that players will get like 45 minutes playing this game off a fully-charged battery. That being said, though, the game looks fantastic and I might just get it and play while plugged into a wall :-P

  • TKO

    I got a Mophie Juice Pack battery for my iPhone last time I was flying through Asia (and stuck 17 hours in transit) ..best damn accessory I ever bought. Loaned it to a friend when he flew to Australia for work - he says it rocks too.

    With that battery I can let my daughter use the iPhone all day when we're driving around places, and there's no problem at all with running out of juice. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    I'm kinda glad the first GTA on the iPhone is 2.5D. That's where GTA started, and it was a whole lot of fun in that form. I certainly wouldn't use GTA: San An as an example of what they should do ..that game went too big, and wasn't so fun. If they do a 3D one one day, I want them to do something of the scope of Vice City. Nice compact city full of fun, jumps, and hookers. :D

  • TKO

    I got a Mophie Juice Pack battery for my iPhone last time I was flying through Asia (and stuck 17 hours in transit) ..best damn accessory I ever bought. Loaned it to a friend when he flew to Australia for work - he says it rocks too.

    With that battery I can let my daughter use the iPhone all day when we're driving around places, and there's no problem at all with running out of juice. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    I'm kinda glad the first GTA on the iPhone is 2.5D. That's where GTA started, and it was a whole lot of fun in that form. I certainly wouldn't use GTA: San An as an example of what they should do ..that game went too big, and wasn't so fun. If they do a 3D one one day, I want them to do something of the scope of Vice City. Nice compact city full of fun, jumps, and hookers. :D

  • BdragonST

    i hope they wont make the way EA did on the Sims 3, where they cripple the game by disabling some important features....

  • BdragonST

    i hope they wont make the way EA did on the Sims 3, where they cripple the game by disabling some important features....

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    Stop saying "2.5D". There's no such thing as a half dimension.

    • Thaurin

      How do you know that? We just can't perceive them because it's sealed off from the whole dimensions.

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    Stop saying "2.5D". There's no such thing as a half dimension.

    • Thaurin

      How do you know that? We just can't perceive them because it's sealed off from the whole dimensions.

  • Paper-Door Productions

    Cool stuff! Wow I hope it's mostly the same as the DS version...
    Is it going to have the Wi-Fi feature? It would be a definite buy if it goes bluetooth.

    http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/grandtheftautochinatownwars/video/6208304/grand-theft-auto-chinatown-wars-wi-fi-mayhem-trailer?hd=0

    Crossed fingers...

  • Paper-Door Productions

    Cool stuff! Wow I hope it's mostly the same as the DS version...
    Is it going to have the Wi-Fi feature? It would be a definite buy if it goes bluetooth.

    http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/grandtheftautochinatownwars/video/6208304/grand-theft-auto-chinatown-wars-wi-fi-mayhem-trailer?hd=0

    Crossed fingers...

  • Booch138

    Hahaahah top down GTAs are the only GTAs I like!!! I know everyone hates someone saying that, but I never cared for the 3rd Person ones. Never picked this up cause I was too lazy to get it. Now I can get it ^.^

  • Booch138

    Hahaahah top down GTAs are the only GTAs I like!!! I know everyone hates someone saying that, but I never cared for the 3rd Person ones. Never picked this up cause I was too lazy to get it. Now I can get it ^.^

  • differenz

    I reckon the iPhone version will look something like the announced PSP version (that is due to be relased on October 20th):

    http://www.rockstargames.com/chinatownwars/view/article:psp_screens

  • differenz

    I reckon the iPhone version will look something like the announced PSP version (that is due to be relased on October 20th):

    http://www.rockstargames.com/chinatownwars/view/article:psp_screens

  • http://www.imaxpower.com/ Imaxpower Imp500

    Wow! This is so great! I am already excited about this can't wait..

  • http://www.imaxpower.com/ Imaxpower Imp500

    Wow! This is so great! I am already excited about this can't wait..

  • Noah

    Why would they target it for the 3G and not the 3GS?

    When a developer is making a new game, do they make it for the PS2, knowing that the new PS3 can play it... and why alienate owners who haven't upgraded yet?

    No. They make games for the latest and greatest.

    If Rockstar is smart, they will port Chinatown Wars to fully use the 3GS graphics capabilities.

    • imadqamar

      umm... PS2 and PS3? You're honestly comparing THAT big jump with the jump apple made between 3G and 3GS? :S

      Anyway... I think the 'smart' thing to do is to support as many generations of iPods/iPhones as possible, in case of GTA.. because not everyone owns a 3GS.. and by 'not everyone' i mean a really really small number.

      If they can spare a lot of development resources, I suggest providing tweakable settings to 'enhance' the experience for the 3GS owners.. but i doubt they'll invest their time on this.

  • Noah

    Why would they target it for the 3G and not the 3GS?

    When a developer is making a new game, do they make it for the PS2, knowing that the new PS3 can play it... and why alienate owners who haven't upgraded yet?

    No. They make games for the latest and greatest.

    If Rockstar is smart, they will port Chinatown Wars to fully use the 3GS graphics capabilities.

    • imadqamar

      umm... PS2 and PS3? You're honestly comparing THAT big jump with the jump apple made between 3G and 3GS? :S

      Anyway... I think the 'smart' thing to do is to support as many generations of iPods/iPhones as possible, in case of GTA.. because not everyone owns a 3GS.. and by 'not everyone' i mean a really really small number.

      If they can spare a lot of development resources, I suggest providing tweakable settings to 'enhance' the experience for the 3GS owners.. but i doubt they'll invest their time on this.

  • vwxyz

    This is great! I already completed the game on DS, and I can say it is indeed a full GTA experience... Or at least a pocket sized one. Anyways!

    Only bad thing is that games like Car Jack Street and Gangster is going down now : (

  • vwxyz

    This is great! I already completed the game on DS, and I can say it is indeed a full GTA experience... Or at least a pocket sized one. Anyways!

    Only bad thing is that games like Car Jack Street and Gangster is going down now : (

  • cookiemonster

    oh snap! this is gonna be huge. rockstar makes only quality games, nothing is going to be able to touch gta once it hits the app store

  • cookiemonster

    oh snap! this is gonna be huge. rockstar makes only quality games, nothing is going to be able to touch gta once it hits the app store

  • http://www.teithe.gr/ TEI Thessaloniki

    Grand Theft Auto ForEVER!!!

  • http://www.teithe.gr/ TEI Thessaloniki

    Grand Theft Auto ForEVER!!!

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    Grand Theft Auto V: The Return

    In Stores 17.04.10
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  • Bob

    Okay what is this gta was soppused to come out thus fall iys 2010 already wtf???!?? Liers..

    • Thehotairballooner

      I know right?! I am very annoyed at rockstar for making us all wait. Personally I have waited since the beginning, and it's been MONTHS. I really hope it comes out this month, or the next at the latest. It's just like assassins creed 2 for iPhone. It hasn't released yet, but they said it would debut the same day as the consoles in Nov. I really want GTA:CW NOW!

  • Bob

    Okay what is this gta was soppused to come out thus fall iys 2010 already wtf???!?? Liers..

    • Thehotairballooner

      I know right?! I am very annoyed at rockstar for making us all wait. Personally I have waited since the beginning, and it's been MONTHS. I really hope it comes out this month, or the next at the latest. It's just like assassins creed 2 for iPhone. It hasn't released yet, but they said it would debut the same day as the consoles in Nov. I really want GTA:CW NOW!

  • dumas1000

    Either they are trying to figure out how to make this work money-wise, or they are fighting with Apple over censorship issues, or both. Rock Star cannot sell a full retail port of GTA for 9.99, when the same game costs between 30-40 on the PSP/DS. They simply cannot do it.

    And Ive played a little of this game on the DS. Needless to say, the content of the game itself is completely unacceptable to Apple. Apple will not approve an unedited version of this game. And i am not interested in playing a watered down version, where you are buying and selling candy in replace of drugs.

    Basically, this was never meant to be on the iPhone. If I were Rockstar, I would just scrap the idea of bringing this to the iPhone entirely and just move on. If Apple refuses to approve the original game & demands censored content (which is exactly what Apple will/has done) then Rock Star should respond by cancelling the game. I hope they do. It was a bad idea to begin with.

    • Thehotairballooner

      It's very frustrating that apple has so many issues with censorship. Honestly, I agree with all you said except for the cancelling part. They just CANT cancel it now, it's too far into the process. With the price, I could see it selling for from $9.99 to $19.99. I could see it releasing for $15.99 or $14.99, but yes, these are high for iPhone games. Lately, people will buy anything that has a tag that it is the real deal. I really hope this comes out w/out censorship, because that's what the public wants, but, as we've seen so far, you can't always get "the real deal" on the App Store. What a shame.

  • dumas1000

    Either they are trying to figure out how to make this work money-wise, or they are fighting with Apple over censorship issues, or both. Rock Star cannot sell a full retail port of GTA for 9.99, when the same game costs between 30-40 on the PSP/DS. They simply cannot do it.

    And Ive played a little of this game on the DS. Needless to say, the content of the game itself is completely unacceptable to Apple. Apple will not approve an unedited version of this game. And i am not interested in playing a watered down version, where you are buying and selling candy in replace of drugs.

    Basically, this was never meant to be on the iPhone. If I were Rockstar, I would just scrap the idea of bringing this to the iPhone entirely and just move on. If Apple refuses to approve the original game & demands censored content (which is exactly what Apple will/has done) then Rock Star should respond by cancelling the game. I hope they do. It was a bad idea to begin with.

    • Thehotairballooner

      It's very frustrating that apple has so many issues with censorship. Honestly, I agree with all you said except for the cancelling part. They just CANT cancel it now, it's too far into the process. With the price, I could see it selling for from $9.99 to $19.99. I could see it releasing for $15.99 or $14.99, but yes, these are high for iPhone games. Lately, people will buy anything that has a tag that it is the real deal. I really hope this comes out w/out censorship, because that's what the public wants, but, as we've seen so far, you can't always get "the real deal" on the App Store. What a shame.

  • B

    Ok rockstar and apple, where is it? We have all been waiting for gta Chinatown wars for iPhone for 5 months. It's the middle of January, and you said it would come out last fall? Get the game togeather and release it.

  • B

    Ok rockstar and apple, where is it? We have all been waiting for gta Chinatown wars for iPhone for 5 months. It's the middle of January, and you said it would come out last fall? Get the game togeather and release it.