Some fresh details about Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
on the DS have finally spilled forth thanks to the latest issue of Nintendo Power
First and foremost, the game features full sandbox play, with a good-sized portion of Liberty City included. It will also carry the rating 'M' (for 'mature') in the US, so no cop-outs there.
The point of view will be isometric, bridging the gap between more old-school top-down GTA
play and this new-fangled, regular third-person stuff. The graphics will be cel-shaded with a black outline, so we don't have to worry about an attempt at an overly realistic look on the DS.
Because it's a DS game, there will be mini-games. Said mini-games, however, are apparently "tasteful". SPOnG's withholding judgement on that one.
The user interface will be presented as that of a PDA, with e-mail, contacts, map, a music player, GPS and stat-tracking all running through it. Additionally, players will be able to upload stats to the Rockstar Social Club website via Wi-fi.
Other details include full day/night and weather cycles, a 'Wanted' system in which players must disable police cars by any means necessary and plenty of pedestrians to mow down.
More on GTA: Chinatown Wars
as we get it.Source: Nintendo Power via NeoGaf