The entire world was sent into a gaming frenzy when Grand Theft Auto IV was released last April 29 on the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. But what truly made the gaming population turn topsy turvy was the fact that an obscure French gaming retailer apparently revealed that GTA IV will be coming to the Nintendo DS platform in June, some couple of months after the initial third gen release.
It’s not surprising if this came true, because the original game did make an appearance on both Gameboy and GBA platforms. Neither Rockstar nor nintendo refuted or confirmed this piece of juicy rumor, but fans like me will be clinging to the edge of our seats while wishing fervently for this to come true. If it did, perhaps we can expect to play it based on a top-down perspective not unlike the original GTA game. Rendering Liberty City in its full undulating 3D glory will be tough, but I think Rockstar will pull a bunny out of their hat and make the game at least interactive, if not more entertaining. Think the Sims in previous DS games, only much meaner.
I for one would love to see improvements in the dating aspects of GTA IV. Probably not full frontal copulative activities just like those displayed in the XBOX 360 and PS3 version because the Nintendo is a more family oriented gaming console. I’ll be on full alert should news of the impending GTA IV DS game release be announced. Now excuse me while I go steal a helicopter!