The PSP version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was (and is) utterly brilliant, our 9/10 review claiming that it was “everything that’s made the GTA series such a massive critical and commercial success in the palm of your hand” with the PlayStation Portable offering enough improvements over the earlier DS version to “make it worth buying all over again.”
The game has since found release on another portable platform, the iPhone, where it faces competition from Gameloft in the form of their more ‘traditional’ take on the genre with the Gangstar series, the first set in Los Angeles and the second, due soon, based in Miami.
Unfazed, Rockstar last night announced that Chinatown Wars is coming to the iPad next Thursday, with “brand new updated, high definition graphics” and more than 50 missions. It’s not cheap, coming in at £5.99, and we’re still hoping that Rockstar are working on a third person title to fully take advantage of the added grunt of the newer iDevices.
However, Chinatown Wars is an excellent game, and we’re hoping to have a look before it hits the App Store.
We’ll keep you updated.