In the summer of 2008 the annual E3 games show was held. This show proved to be among the least interesting in years. No new consoles were announced nor were any major new games announced from some of the popular franchises.
In particular Nintendo’s presentation lacked anything to make gamers excited. Their best effort included Wii Music, that has since been released with poor sales and unfavourable reviews. gta 5 download The only real item that actually caused excitement was the brief but fairly shocking announcement that GTA: Chinatown Wars would be released on the DS.
The announcement really came as a shock since GTA is most beneficial noted for its adult content as the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DSi console are noted 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 doing this and that Nintendo never asked them to tone the content down. Toning the content right down to anything that would make the game suitable for even a 12+ age rating could leave very little 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 their 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 higher amount of sales after the success of the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of the series. Whether GTA: Chinatown Wars DS marks the start of a more open-minded view from Nintendo on adult games or whether is it is just a one off remains to be seen.