By Andrew Liszewski
It was a little weird when Nintendo announced the upcoming GTA: Chinatown Wars for the DS, but failed to provide any screenshots of what the game would look like. I mean let’s face it, as much as I love the DS, it’s not a graphics powerhouse, and the recent titles in the GTA series owe a lot of their success and popularity to their really great 3D engine. So a lot of gamers, myself included, were worried how a game like GTA could be successfully ported to the DS.
Last week we learned that the game would use a cel-shaded 3D engine and an isometric camera angle, but finally, as of yesterday, the first screenshots of GTA: Chinatown Wars managed to leak their way online to gaming sites Nintendo Everything and Gamekyo. The game looks like a hybrid between the newer GTA titles we’ve come to love, and the older 2D overheard versions of the game that quite frankly, I still really enjoy. It will be nice when we eventually get to see some videos of the game in action and an official release date, but these screenshots have definitely made me more anxious to get my hands on it.