Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the tenth game in the Grand Theft Auto Series and the fourth released on a Nintendo platform (after GTA 1 and GTA 2 for the Game Boy Color and Grand Theft Auto Advance for the Advance ). The game was made by Rockstar Leeds in collaboration with Rockstar Northdeveloped and came on 20 March 2009 in the trade. Also released later was a version for the PlayStation Portable, which includes better graphics, new lighting and animation effects as well as completely new missions. The release date on this platform was dated October 23, 2009. After this release appeared on January 18, 2010, an iPhone and iPod touch version of the game. On September 9, 2010 also appeared an HD version of the game, exclusive to the iPad.
Located in Liberty City in 2009, Chinatown Wars plays in the underground of the Triad crime syndicate , which has a major impact on the metropolis. It includes new characters, a custom game engine and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Take-Two Interactive had previously announced that it wanted to take full advantage of the unique hardware aspects of the Nintendo DS.