In the summertime of 2008 the annual E3 games show was held. This show turned out to be one of many least interesting in years. No new consoles were announced nor were any major new games announced from any of the well known franchises.
In particular Nintendo’s presentation lacked anything to make gamers excited. Their utmost effort was included with Wii Music, that has since been released with poor sales and unfavourable reviews. gta 5 download The sole item that basically 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 shock since GTA is best known for its adult content as 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 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 down seriously to anything that would make the overall game suitable for even a 12+ age rating could leave almost no content in GTA: Chinatown Wars.
Themes within the series include, drugs use and dealing, murder (in some cases just for fun) and prostitution. The majority are surprised that Nintendo are allowing such content to be released on their console, but a lot more games players are happy to finally see some mature content on the portable console.
The newest Grand Theft Auto game will gain a higher amount of sales following the success of the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of the series. If GTA: Chinatown Wars DS marks the start of a far more open-minded view from Nintendo on adult games or whether could it be is really a one off remains to be seen.