In the summertime of 2008 the annual E3 games show was held. This show turned out to be among the least interesting in years. No new consoles were announced nor were any major new games announced from any of the well known franchises.
Particularly Nintendo’s presentation lacked anything to create gamers excited. Their utmost effort included Wii Music, which has since been released with poor sales and unfavourable reviews. gta 5 download The only item that actually caused excitement was the brief but fairly shocking announcement that GTA: Chinatown Wars could be released on the DS.
The announcement really came as a surprise since GTA is better known for its adult content whilst the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DSi console are known for their family friendly games.
Fans of the series feared that GTA: Chinatown Wars DS could have its content toned down to suit in better with the kind of game typically found on the console. GTA developers Rockstar have stated that they would not be comfortable carrying this out and that Nintendo never asked them to tone this content down. Toning this content down to anything that could make the overall game suited to even a 12+ age rating could leave hardly any content in GTA: Chinatown Wars.
Themes contained in the series include, drugs use and dealing, murder (in some cases just for fun) and prostitution. Most are surprised that Nintendo are allowing such content to be released on the console, but a lot more games players are pleased to finally see some mature content on the portable console.
The newest Grand Theft Auto game is sure to gain a top amount of sales after the success of the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of the series. Whether or not GTA: Chinatown Wars DS marks the start of a far more open-minded view from Nintendo on adult games or whether can it be is really a one off remains to be seen.