Chinatown Wars PSP Exclusive Content

Rockstar first teased us by releasing its top-down GTA on the Nintendo DS. Then they redeemed themselves by bringing it to the PSP, even though it is almost a year late. But Rockstar is doing a lot to ensure that PSP owners don’t feel left out, and to offset claims that this release is simply a rushed port meant to cash in on the franchise.

First of all, some of the basic content of the game has been improved. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars PSP features enhanced graphics, with more polygons, proper lighting effects and a minimap that can display on the same screen as the action. There are also six new instrumental radio stations, taking advantage of the additional storage available on the PSP format. Finally, more supplementary minigame content like Rampgaes have been added to the game outside of the main storyline.

There will also be more story missions in the PSP version of Chinatown Wars. So far, Rockstar has revelaed details about one exclsuive mission called “Factory Fun”. This extended mission is very similar to one in San Andreas called “Are You Going to San Fierro?” Factory Fun invlolves infiltrating a warehouse drug operation and destroying the crops, all while protecting a documentary filmmaker who comes along just to make your life more complicated.

This new character is named Melanie Mallard, an aspiring journalist and documentary filmmaker who becomes involved in the action while doing a story on the city’s Triad gang. Melanie has made a deal with Chan Jaoming to get a behind-the-scenes look at his business, hoping to get the scoop on a major story. Hard-headed and sassy, with shades of April O’Neil, Melanie is sure to be a constant annoyance to Huang.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
is available from Oct 20th for US $39.99

[Via PSPWorld]


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