GTA: Chinatown Wars break out in Spring 2009

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Just like Spring 2008, Spring 2009 will belong to Rockstar.  One month after Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned DLC hits Xbox Live, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be busting Nintendo DSes wide open on -- it's official -- March 17, 2009.  Rockstar Leeds has been keeping the public rather starved of imagery for their new title, but they have put out want ads for programmers, artists, level designers, and a web designer in the Christmas issue of Edge magazine.

Rockstar Games Announces Release Date for

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS™


Critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise makes its DS debut this March

New York, NY – December 15, 2008 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the release date for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the latest entry into the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto series.  Developed by Rockstar Leeds, in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be available for the Nintendo DS on March 17 and 20, 2009 in North America and Europe, respectively.


"Rockstar Leeds have once again created a game that far exceeds our standard for deep and innovative entertainment," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We are incredibly excited to share this enormous and uncompromising Grand Theft Auto experience with DS fans."


Edge Magazine commented, "How does Rockstar follow Grand Theft Auto IV? By rebuilding Liberty City from the ground up on DS - and not compromising its vision one iota."


Nintendo Power added, "'s undeniable that Chinatown Wars is doing something no other DS game has come close to: creating that living, breathing world the Grand Theft Auto games are known for."


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