215w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video and announced that GTA: Chinatown Wars launches today for PSP on UMD and PSN.
To quote: With Grand Theft Auto: China Chinatown Wars hitting for PSP today, Rockstar Games sent along a brand new clip from the game. Like you'd see on any talk show, they also set up the clip; here's Rich Rosado, a RockStar producer.
Hello all! It's pleasure for me to introduce this next clip for the PSP and PSPgo fans reading this out there. We know that a lot of fans have been waiting to finally get their hands on Chinatown Wars and we're thrilled to finally bring an even more refined version of this game to the PSP.
For anyone that hasn't heard anything about Chinatown Wars yet, I can tell you that it brings a unique, arcade-like approach to the series. We really rethought the way a portable GTA experience could work from the ground up. On the PSP, the game includes some exclusive missions, music, re-optimized controls, and an intense high-resolution graphical overhaul that could only be done on this platform.
Some may still not realize this, but Chinatown Wars is actually the biggest portable GTA we've ever done - even bigger than Liberty City Stories or Vice City...
217w ago - Rockstar Games just released the official trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the PSP, titled "Dangerous Business".
Chinatown Wars was a hit on the DS, and now all the action comes to Sony's portable system, including a host of new enhancements and additions designed just for the PlayStation Portable, the most notable of which is a massive graphical overhaul.
Those improvements come to light in the video below.
To quote from the video's caption: "Chinatown Wars was on the DS but now it has made its way to the PlayStation Portable (PSP)."
232w ago - The PSP's Indian summer continues, with Rockstar announcing that it's bringing GTA: Chinatown Wars to the handheld later this year.
GTA: Chinatown Wars was a critical hit when it came to the DS in March, with Rockstar's open-world formula translating beautifully to the demands of portable gaming.
The PSP version will utilise the system's more powerful architecture, featuring revised widescreen visuals as well as enhanced animations and more story missions.
To quote: "We're proud to extend this truly unique handheld Grand Theft Auto experience to PSP and offer a downloadable version of Chinatown Wars for PSPgo," said Rockstar's 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."
Sony's Jack Tretton seemed suitably pleased with the news, saying, "Rockstar's work with the GTA series has been an enormous part of the success of PlayStation platforms. 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."
Chinatown Wars will be the third GTA game to grace the PSP, although it will be...
247w ago - GTA Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS has been leaked online just before the weekend, and many users at GBATemp.net (linked above) have confirmed it works with a variety of carts.
The official streetdates for the title are March 17, 2009 for North America and March 20, 2009 for Europe.
Apparently it works on the G6 real with latest firmware, SCDS1 (clean, no patches with latest firmware and AKRPG (AKAIO).
To quote: "At the start when you turn on your DS with your supercard, go to the GTA NDS file on the top screen, then in the bottom screen you will see the file information, at the right hand side you will see ''SET PATCH'' click that, and you will notice that the top one is ''ENABLE PATCH'; which is ticked, well untick that and start the game!!"
Also, the DS-X is reportedly capable of running it with the MaxCrassMethod and others by using this save game file on your cart:
254w ago - Edge-Online is reporting that GTA: Chinatown Wars is complete, and all that needs to be done is some polishing of the game as well as bug testing.
Apparently, it is shaping up to be the best hand-held version of GTA ever!
To quote: Rockstar's claims that the team that created it is twice the size that worked on the PSP's Liberty and Vice City Stories games and that it contains more lines of code than San Andreas are good indicators of the care that's gone into squeezing GTA on to Nintendo's twin-screened handheld.
Apparently, it's already complete, save for a few more passes for polish and bug hunting.
And playing a few missions and seeing a few sights proves that Chinatown Wars has been designed from the ground up for its peculiar capabilities. We've already seen its bustling Liberty City, rendered in smooth, clean 3D and unchanged in plan from that of GTAIV, other than a missing Alderney.