With the advent of the game Grand Theft Auto its development watching around the world. The long-awaited version of 3D-shooter released many years ago for Nindendo not lose their relevance.
March 17, will come the 5th anniversary of GTA Chinatown Wars, adapted for the Nintendo DS platform. Her appearance was preceded by heated discussions release date and opportunities for online gaming community.
NA release: background
Active discussions on the upcoming release were conducted in a formal groups «Social Club», the news, and related sites. Vast quantities of information was difficult to distinguish truth from distorted reality.
The situation began to emerge only in the largest annual exhibition of computer games Electronic Entertainment Expo. In its framework, held a press conference on the release of a new development Rockstar - GTA CW for Nintendo.
One of the first screenshots and a description of the General scenario Chinatown Wars were published on the pages of the magazine «Nintendo Power». The sale of the newspaper started in September 2008 and triggered a new wave of discussions. The anticipation fans only intensified. 15 December 2008 it was the official statements by the representatives of Rockstar on the expected release date.
17.02.2009 in North America took place the official release of GTA CW for Nintendo DS (NDS). In Europe, the game became available a few days later - on March 20. In the first two weeks after the release, the number of implemented publications exceeded the record high - over 93 thousand copies. Official copies were completed design guide Liberty City, which were drawn in detail the main areas of the city.
Some time after the release of the game in Nintendo magazine was published in expert opinion on the project complexity for NDS. The code of the game contained more than 800 thousand lines, which in those days was considered a tremendous achievement. It is in these lines was encrypted the whole gaming world, freely displayed after you download on Nintendo.
world's Chinatown Wars
Visualization of the virtual world was done using 2D graphics, which according to the external representation of the overlap with comics and animation effects. In CW were transferred elements of the original GTA 4 - the district of Alderney and the underground station.
GTA CW was opened access to the many multiplayer game modes, namely Single Race, Stash, Dash, Defend The Base, Liberty City Survior. In some modes happen to collaborate with other users and others to compete and fight to the death.