It’s no secret–we’ve got a whole lotta love for Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars for the iPhone. So much so, that when we reviewed it back in January, we had no choice but to prop it up with a coveted Editor’s Choice Award. Playing the iPhone version of the game, it’s easy to lose track of time thanks to the GTA Chinatown Wars’ user-friendly controls, awesome cell shaded graphics and excellent missions and storyline. To put it bluntly, being a drug dealing scumbag has never been more fun.
Just imagine how excited we were to discover that all of the criminal shoot ’em up goodness we’ve come to adore on the iPhone version of the game is being embiggened and refined for consumption on the iPad! That’s right: RockStar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD will be available for for purchase from the iTunes App Store on September 9.
In addition to the extra screen real estate afforded to us by the iPad, we’ll also be able to enjoy updated high-definition graphics that have been designed to make your iPad-based crime spree that much sweeter. As with it’s handheld counterpart, GTA Chinatown Wars HD boasts 50 satisfying missions that allow you to follow the adventures of the game’s protagonist Huang Lee as he works his way through Liberty City’s criminal element looking to solve the murder of his father.
Needless to say, we’re stoked, and if the game’s iPad version is anywhere near as impressive as its iPhone counterpart, you should be too!