First released for the Nintendo DS in 2009, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars returns players to Liberty City as new protagonist Huang Lee, the son of a Triad leader who must enter the Asian criminal underworld to recover a stolen family heirloom while uncovering his father's murderer.

In the vein of the original GTA titles, Chinatown Wars returns the action to a top-down viewpoint now with a rotatable camera. In addition to the storyline missions that take players across familiar Liberty City destinations (except Alderney), players can also enter the illegal drug trade and attempt to profit based on market demand throughout the city.

Chinatown Wars was the first entry in Rockstar's action adventure franchise to incorporate support for touchscreen controls during gameplay, later leveraged for future GTA ports to Apple's iOS devices.

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jan 18, 2010 (iPhone)
    • Oct 20, 2009 (PSP)
    • Mar 17, 2009 (DS)
  • Japan: Sep 24, 2009
  • Europe:
    • Oct 23, 2009 (PSP)
    • Mar 20, 2009 (DS)
  • Australia:
    • October 2009 (PSP)
    • Mar 20, 2009 (DS)
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