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Rockstar has released a three mission demo of Chinatown Wars on the iTunes app store.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Lite is an introduction to your criminal career in the most dangerous city in America. Play the first three missions from the full game -- meet Uncle Wu “Kenny” Lee, and help him in his quest to regain control of the Triad Gangs of Liberty City. Get ready for hotwiring, reckless driving, gunfights, and plenty of hot pursuits.
Reviews are starting to appear for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PSP, available throughout North America tomorrow, Tuesday October 20,and across Europe this Friday October 23.
The critical response thus far?
A perfect 10/10 from Play Magazine, which called the game "The new best hand-held title of the year."
Another 10/10 from Videogamer.com: "The game boasts some of the most inventive missions in GTA's history...GTA: Chinatown Wars is my favourite handheld game of all time."
Eurogamer deliver a 9/10 and highlight the upgrades made in the transition to PSP: "Not only are the textures much higher-resolution throughout the world, but the once-squashed comic cells used for the text-based story sequences look beautiful spread across the PSP screen."
Gamepro's 4.5/5 comes with a glowing recommendation: "Chinatown Wars remains an absolute blast from start to finish with plenty of trademark Liberty City locales ripe for exploration... If you're looking for a good action adventure experience that harkens back to the more cartoony Grand Theft Auto days, then Chinatown Wars is certainly worth the investment."
Now Gamer scored the game a 9.5/10, stating "GTA: Chinatown Wars on PSP is bigger, looks better and arguably offers the definitive handheld GTA experience. If you’re a fan of the series, you won’t want to miss it...Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has perfectly translated to the PSP and is a must-have game."
Release dates for Chinatown Wars PSP:
October 20th - North America
October 23rd - Europe
October 28th - Australia
Over 100 minutes of new music and a small set of original missions complete the PSP additions, and although these were yet to be revealed in detail, one can only assume they are in a similar tradition to the original game. As for the mini-games, built with the DS stylus in mind, the PSP gamepad operates in a simple – if rather uninspired - manner.