Nintendo Power details Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Gamers finally have more than a just a logo and name to digest.

Two months after the controversial franchise was announced for Nintendo DS, gamers finally have more than a just a logo and name to digest.

According to a NeoGAF forum goer, transcribing the November issue of Nintendo Power, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is being billed as a "true GTA game," specifically for its sandbox gameplay, open-world environment, and gritty, mature rating.

Unlike console versions of the series, Chinatown wars will feature an isometric camera angle with 3D cel-shaded graphics and "tasteful" minigames, says the report. Additionally, the still-unnamed playable character will use a smart phone for email and missions, much like Niko from Grand Theft Auto IV.

What's more, missions are optimized for play on the go (read: they're shorter) and can quickly be restarted on failure, unlike GTA IV. The Wi-Fi enabled Chinatown Wars takes place in scaled-down version of Liberty City, but will still feature plenty of pedestrians and cars to mow down, says Nintendo Power.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS next February.

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