GTA: Chinatown Wars headed to PSP

From press release:

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.”

From Rockstar Games RSS feed:

One of the highest-rated handheld games of all time, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, will be making its way to the PSP system this fall. Specifically built for the PSP platform with upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation and including all new story missions, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be a powerful experience on the PSP and will be available as both a digital download (via PLAYSTATION®Network) and at retail.

Golden Joystick Awards 2009 – Long List Voting

Vote for your favourite games of the year and help them make it to the 2009 short list. Vote in as many categories you like but remember every vote counts!

Only games released between 22nd May 2008 and 22nd May 2009 are eligible for inclusion in the main categories of this year’s awards.

You can vote for GTA in the following categories:

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Multiplayer Game of The Year
Handheld Game of The Year
Nintendo Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of the year

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and the Damned

Multiplayer Game of The Year
XBOX Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of The Year

Grand Theft Auto IV

PC Game of The Year
Ultimate Game of the year

UK Developer of the year: Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North
Publisher of The Year: Rockstar Games

These two games are also fun:

Mobile Game of The Year: Payback
PlayStation Game of The Year: Worms

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Chinatown Wars fanart by Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown has drawn another amazing GTA picture and this time it’s of Chinatown Wars.

I can’t believe I’ve actually finished this.. It took forever!!!

This is for those who love any of the Grand Theft Auto series.. I based this on GTA: Chinatown Wars mainly because it’s the latest of the series..

I really wanted to use more perspective, even more than my last Lost and Damned pic haha! As you can see Huang Lee has definitely got his 6 star wanted level which I’m sure he’ll get out of..

I did consider keeping a similar style to Rockstar Games artwork of the game but I thought I’d make it look more like GTA IV!

Anyways I hope you enjoy this!
Keep an eye out for me, there will be more coming of the new GTA IV episode (when I hear something of it) 😉

Read GTANet’s interview with Patrick Brown here.

Mr. Wong’s Laundromat flash game

An advertisement has been on the Rockstar Games Social Club in the Chinatown Wars section for a while now, saying “Coming soon – Mr. Wong’s Laundromat”.

MTV Multiplayer did some research and discovered a now removed description of the feature on the GameSpy Technologies website.

Once at the Rockstar Social Club, registered users can also play Flash games like Mr Wong’s Laundromat to unlock additional cash that can be spent back in the game. GameSpy’s custom work links money earned out of game straight back into your in-game funds to spend on bigger guns and more ammo (and you can never have enough of that).

More Chinatown Wars reviews

Chad Sapieha’s negative review

Rockstar’s developers deserve kudos for doing the best they could given the hardware they had to work with, but it seems to me that some game concepts are simply better suited for more powerful platforms. – 92%

Chinatown Wars is recommended to any mature DS owner, with a variety of online features and loads of content to explore outside of the core missions, it marks one of the most valuable DS games on the market. – Good Game (Transcript of their video review)

Even though I’m a fan of the other handheld incarnations of GTA on psp I reckon this style is much more fun, and it would be nice to see a top down psp version one day…I’m giving it 9.5.

I’m giving Chinatown Wars a 9.