Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Heading To PSP

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Posted by Jeff (3626 posts) -
Here's what it looked like on the DS.
Rockstar announced plans to bring Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to the PSP this morning. The game was previously released on the Nintendo DS, and you can safely expect that the touchscreen minigames found in the original release will obviously get replaced with something else.

The company also claims that it's not a straight port. From the release:
Specifically built for the PSP platform with upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation; and including all-new story missions; this version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will take full advantage of the power of the PSP system.
All-new story missions, you say? OK, perhaps you've piqued my interest. The game will be out this fall, both on traditional UMD and as a newfangled digital download for all you PSPgo early adopters. Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
#1 Posted by Jeff (3626 posts) -
Here's what it looked like on the DS.
Rockstar announced plans to bring Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to the PSP this morning. The game was previously released on the Nintendo DS, and you can safely expect that the touchscreen minigames found in the original release will obviously get replaced with something else.

The company also claims that it's not a straight port. From the release:
Specifically built for the PSP platform with upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation; and including all-new story missions; this version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will take full advantage of the power of the PSP system.
All-new story missions, you say? OK, perhaps you've piqued my interest. The game will be out this fall, both on traditional UMD and as a newfangled digital download for all you PSPgo early adopters. Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
#2 Posted by TheClap (538 posts) -

Maybe it will sell there

#3 Posted by ShadowKiller (894 posts) -

I'll probably buy it since I heard good things about it and my PSP is a dust collector.

#4 Edited by unclejohn0525 (336 posts) -

Weird... There was some stuff in the game that really lent itself to the DS functionality.

#5 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Since Chinatown Wars owns GTAIV, it's a good thing more people get to play it.


#6 Edited by InFamous91 (931 posts) -
@TheClap said:
" Maybe it will sell there "
totally agree...nintendo fan boys don't know what they want
#7 Posted by yyZiggurat (1017 posts) -

Sweet, I cant' wait to play it.

#8 Edited by Crono (2685 posts) -

I bought Chinatown Wars and it is amazing.  I am still disappointed that it didn't sell very well...  Maybe if they would have made it a mix between Nintendogs and a Brain Age-esque game it would have sold millions but fun, entertaining and mature-themes don't go together at all on a Nintendo DS.

#9 Posted by GreggD (4507 posts) -
@InFamous91 said:
" @TheClap said:
" Maybe it will sell there "
totally agree...nintendo fan boys don't know what they want "
This would make sense, seeing as I bought it and I'm not a Nintendo fanboy. I'll probably buy it again, at some point for my PSP.
#10 Posted by Jimbo (9863 posts) -

They should put some of this stuff out on Steam. 

There are a ton of awesome looking DS games, but I never find myself on a bus or a plane (and it's basically against the law to sit down in your house and play DS).

#11 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
@Jeff said:
" Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?"
Knowing Rockstar...most likely.
#12 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -
@Jeff said:
"
Here's what it looked like on the DS.
Rockstar announced plans to bring Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to the PSP this morning. The game was previously released on the Nintendo DS, and you can safely expect that the touchscreen minigames found in the original release will obviously get replaced with something else.

The company also claims that it's not a straight port. From the release:
Specifically built for the PSP platform with upscaled widescreen graphics, enhanced lighting and animation; and including all-new story missions; this version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will take full advantage of the power of the PSP system.
All-new story missions, you say? OK, perhaps you've piqued my interest. The game will be out this fall, both on traditional UMD and as a newfangled digital download for all you PSPgo early adopters. Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
"
Surely this is because it didn't meet their expectations, sales-wise, on the DS? I wonder had it performed better on the DS if they would have bothered touching the PSP again.
#13 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -
@TheClap said:
" Maybe it will sell there "
I agree with this statement.
#14 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I don't see how this will work, there were things in it where you needed the touch screen too do.

#15 Posted by bwooduhs (1618 posts) -

I'll probably buy it even though i've got the DS version

#16 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
Jeff said:
"All-new story missions, you say? OK, perhaps you've piqued my interest. The game will be out this fall, both on traditional UMD and as a newfangled digital download for all you PSPgo early adopters."
Eh, the PSP has had digital download games a while now, though they weren't so aggressive in releasing them at the same time, and in fact often waited a while before doing that, but that's the only change here. I imagine it's not just for Go as standard PSPs are able to download full titles through PSN too. Why would they suddenly restrict them and only allow the Go to download them? I don't see any good reason.

And to all the ignorant sales talk, do you guys even know how much the game has sold? Sure, it sold 90k in its first month or whatever shit -- which is actually a respectable number for any 2D and low budget game (seriously, as good as it may have been, it didn't have a fraction of a standard GTA's cost, why should it then sell as much?) honestly, and especially considering GTA fans really weren't eager to jump back on the top-down 2D view -- but the game has now surpassed the half a million mark in just three months, showing that the sales have kept a good pace, and are likely to continue in this way and achieve even better numbers. There's also no franchise loyalty to take advantage of on the DS so the game does have the chance to do better on the PSP, but even with that I doubt it's gonna get the numbers of the past PSP GTA titles.
#17 Posted by MatthewMeadows (588 posts) -

:( I wanted GTA: San Andreas stories. I guess the world is probably too big for a PSP? 


Is it Rockstar Leeds?
#18 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -
@CL60: I would imagine that it would be rather simple to substitute, from what I have seen it seems like most of the touchscreen stuff was rather useless.
Moving drugs into a bag will be as simple as pressing "Up" or "Down" and then "X".
#19 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Awesome!! I was going to get this for when i eventually got a dsi - however ill see how this version turns out :D

#20 Posted by ververdan0226 (1573 posts) -

Somebody didn't make back their development costs with the returns...

#21 Posted by Kayrack (299 posts) -

so a top down looking psp version of a ds game......... something there just seems wrong.

#22 Posted by Godlovesugly (276 posts) -

They need to add voicework and music with lyrics

Day 1 anyways

#23 Posted by benHaskett (14 posts) -
@Daryl said:
"Niggers have PSPs and niggers want GTA."

Wow.
#24 Posted by Godlovesugly (276 posts) -
@benHaskett said:
" @Daryl said:
"Niggers have PSPs and niggers want GTA."
Wow. "
Hmm, just flag the post.
#25 Posted by Reverseface (1221 posts) -

Rockstar made no money on this game on DS, so thier in it for the $$$$$ hoping the PSP will do better for them.

#26 Posted by Bucketdeth (8023 posts) -

Awesome, more reason to get the PSP Go.

#27 Posted by SuperMooseman (358 posts) -
@Bucketdeth: What were the other reasons..?
;)
#28 Posted by Bucketdeth (8023 posts) -
@SuperMooseman said:
" @Bucketdeth: What were the other reasons..?;) "
The new MGS looks great, plus the whole digital distribution sounds great imo and I wanted a new PSP for a while, I sold mine.
#29 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

Hopefully it'll do better on the PSP. 


I still need to get this game on the DS. I want to see if  would like this style better than GTA 4
#30 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

Awesome! I don't have a DS so if they bring it over in a thoughtful way I will definitely check it out.

#31 Posted by mattysen (822 posts) -

Man, I havent played this yet on the DS but if they have completly different story missions I guess I am in for both

#32 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
@TheClap: It probably will
#33 Posted by Omali (42 posts) -
@Binman88: Yes.

Every Rockstar "exclusive" ever has turned multi-platform. They can't resist the allure of money, granted there's nothing wrong with that.

Like when Valve sets a release date, you know it's going to be a lie. Same with Rockstar calling a game console exclusive.
#34 Posted by WreckinRodRumbler (121 posts) -

Oh hell yeah, can't wait to buy this. Now, if only they'll port GTA IV's DLC to the PS3..

#35 Edited by Apathylad (3067 posts) -

Hm...I wonder whether or not it well sell there, considering the PSP has a smaller install base. Still, many would say it has a more mature audience.

#36 Posted by musdy (323 posts) -

So much for exclusivity.

#37 Posted by Sargus (731 posts) -

I can understand this move as nobody bought the DS game (idiots... It's an extremely awesome game), but it seems like taking it away from the system it was built for will remove much of the charm. The touch-screen stuff in Chinatown Wars was actually pretty great.

#38 Edited by Knives (711 posts) -
@ververdan0226 said:
" Somebody didn't make back their development costs with the returns... "
Hardly. Rockstar had plans all along to port this to the PSP, especially since they turned it around so quickly. Also, the DS version brought in 15 million retail revenue. Was the budget on this game really that big? I think not.

I wish people would quit acting like half-a-million in sales is a bad number.
#39 Posted by DirtyFuture (73 posts) -

The is great news, I had not bought it for the DS yet because I'm busy playing Prof. Layton, now I'll just get it for PSP. The PSP could use some more good games like this

#40 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Do you know what - the PSP is developing quite the lineup for the coming year or so.

#41 Posted by Yummylee (22039 posts) -

@MatthewMeadows said:

":( I wanted GTA: San Andreas stories. I guess the world is probably too big for a PSP? 

Is it Rockstar Leeds?
"


So did I!! :'(
I dont hava psp mind you, but theres the slight chance it would get some half arsed port to the ps2, which would still satisfy me plenty :P

#42 Posted by c_rakestraw (853 posts) -
Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
If it doesn't do well on the PSP (like the previous GTA games on the PSP), then I imagine it will.
#43 Posted by Turtlefuzz (257 posts) -

GTA Chinatown Wars was pretty damn good.

Partly because of the ingenious use of the touchscreen.
So I'm not getting this.

#44 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

That is fine with me, as long as they can get some sales. It is great game also. I really enjoyed it and I hope the PSP picks it up as enthusiastically as they did with the other GTA titles.

#45 Posted by MatthewMeadows (588 posts) -
@Abyssfull: GTA: Big Smoke chronicles? Yes please.
#46 Posted by spiceninja (3063 posts) -

Perfectly fine with me. It's obvious they're doing this because of the poor sales on the DS.
#47 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (140 posts) -

If it did come to the PS2... holy crap.
A DS game becoming a PSP game becoming a PS2 game. Ugh...
I guess this game needed to sell.

#48 Edited by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Great news, GTA is awesome and I only have a PSP so Im gonna get this if its any good

#49 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@C_Rakestraw said:
"
Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
If it doesn't do well on the PSP (like the previous GTA games on the PSP), then I imagine it will.
"
I think it was them wanting more money since Rockstar is/was the most profitable third party publisher on PSP.
#50 Posted by c_rakestraw (853 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:
" @C_Rakestraw said:
"
Now I'm left wondering... will this follow the previous GTA PSP games and eventually end up on the PS2, as well?
If it doesn't do well on the PSP (like the previous GTA games on the PSP), then I imagine it will.
"
I think it was them wanting more money since Rockstar is/was the most profitable third party publisher on PSP. "
I suppose so. But I imagine low sales were partly responsible for porting 'em to the PlayStation 2.

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