Tuesday, April 01, 2008

´Grand Theft Auto´ coming to DS



´Grand Theft Auto´ is coming to the Nintendo DS, I can exclusively reveal. The latest rumours regarding this title are, however, wrong in a number of respects.

French gaming news site Game-Class has posted images which apparently show a retailer´s list with the following entry:

Title: GTA IV
Platform: DS
Genre: Action
Release: 15/06/2008

Here is the image:




My inside sources have confirmed that this story is not true. ´Grand Theft Auto IV´ will never be released on the DS. However, an installment of the ´Grand Theft Auto´ series will make it to the DS. This title is still in an early development stage, though. A launch date of June is illusory. My guess is that we will have to wait until next year.

I can say no more than that. Just remember that I exclusively revealed that Rockstar´s ´Table Tennis´ was in the works for Wii.




While we are on the subject of ´GTA IV´, by the way, noone has yet revealed which celebrity voices over DJ Karl from the game´s K109 - The Studio radio station. Highlight the next sentence if you don´t want to take a guess yourself. DJ Karl is actually German fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld.

Also, I have to ask you for a little more patience regarding my in-depth article on ´Crossbeam Studios´. I am waiting for some company documents I requested from the Illinois Secretary of State. The article is almost finished, it should be up in a few days.

Source: Game-Class
Thanks to: Joystiq, GoNintendo

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

gta for wii is it coming?

Anonymous said...

ah c'mon falafel...which sane person wants to play a game like GTA on a DS handheld anyway? ...........of course its big news tho......

btw the IGN Zelda joke gets 5 out of 5 UWE BOLLS from me

;)))

IALS

Anonymous said...

This is an April Fool's joke, right?

Anonymous said...

Nope sorry.
If you had posted it tomorrow I would
have believed you.
More updates please.
I like your blog very much.

I have a question Falafel.
It's pretty simple.

Do you think the Wii will ever make games that look better than the PS3 or XBOX 360?
Much like the SNES did with Donkey Kong Country?

Falafelkid said...

Hi Anonymous.

gta for wii is it coming?

The answer is no, at least for the foreseeable future. The same source maintains that ´GTA´ is simply not suited for Wii. I think that´s rubbish, especially with ´Manhunt 2´ out. Also, that´s just his opinion - he simply doesn´t know about a Wii version. That alone is reason enough, though, to believe that Rockstar and Take2 have no such plans. He should know if there was one in development.

Hey Anonymous 2 & 3.

This is an April Fool's joke, right?

If you had posted it tomorrow I would
have believed you.


Nope. I have not been able to update the blog much in the past (writing my feature-length article on ´Crossbeam´) that I wouldn´t post an April Fool´s. Actually, have I ever? Don´t think so...

Oh, and:

Do you think the Wii will ever make games that look better than the PS3 or XBOX 360?
Much like the SNES did with Donkey Kong Country?


Let me be honest. I never really played older Nintendo systems (apart from a couple of Game & Watch handhelds my parents bought). I really only started with the Gamecube. So I cannot comment on your comparison.

But the answer to your question is simple: No, but...

Of course, the Wii is not capable of high definition resolutions. It´s that simple. But as far we are talking about standard definitions (PAL or NTSC), the visual gap between Wii and the other two is smaller than most people think - theoretically, at least. You just need to play the right games.

Go check out ´Metroid Prime 3´ and compare its visuals to ´Halo 3´. If you´re absolutely honest, there really is not much of a difference.

Once third parties realise that it´s worth investing in high-performance game engines for Wii (if they ever realise this), we will see more games like ´MP3´.

To answer your question, though: The Wii will never exhibit a visual quality that is better than its competition. It can only match it in standard definition.

M. Ferreira said...

I find it ironic (and asinine) that R* is willing to make a GTA for the DS. However, at the same time they laugh off the prospect for a Wii version that could (read: absolutely would) sell like gangbusters if handled correctly (for example, these companies need to actually ADVERTISE the game).

Developers need to pull off the kid gloves on Wii. The console is a juggernaut, but developers still treat it like it were the second GCN. I'm hoping that we see a shift in this mentality come E3

Anonymous said...

Hey Falafelkid... There's been some rumors flying around about a new NiGHTS and Skies of Arcadia are being developed by Sega and are going to be revealed on their Gamer's Day convention.

This is the third time I've heard about a Skies of Arcadia sequel being developed in the past 3 months(EGM's Quatermann, SurferGirl, now this...), so I wouldn't be completely surprised if it turned out to be true. It'd be nice if it came to the Wii... ^_^

Also, I remember reading somewhere that if another NiGHTS was to be made, it would be on the Wii... Not sure if that was true or not, so I could be wrong...

So yeah... I was just wondering if you knew anything about this...

Nintendo Playstion Xbox Gaming Consoles said...

Grand Theft Auto on ds why not its worth a go if it looks and plays ok my kids will love it

Anonymous said...

SOME JOKE I WOULDNT WANT IT ON DS ANYWAY LIKE IM GUNA JUMP FOR JOY AND FALL FOR THE GAG AT LEAST USE A GAME THAT GETS ARE JUICES FLOWING WHO GIVES A FUK ABOUT GTA OUTSIDE OF COUNCIL EST BERRBURY WEARING UK CHAV TEENS

Anonymous said...

Hey Falafelkid,

Where do you see the GTA series going from here? Bigger and better, as in more environments, weapons, and characters or somewhere different?

Thank youg

Falafelkid said...

Hi everyone. Hi M. Ferreira.

Couldn´t agree more.

Hi Anonymous.

I know nothing about any unannounced SEGA titles. But I will check with my sources.

Hi Nintendo Playstion Xbox Gaming Consoles

Grand Theft Auto on ds why not its worth a go if it looks and plays ok my kids will love it

That is, only if your kids can focus their attention away from playing ´Mahunt 2´ on their Wii.

Hi Anonymous.

You need to learn English grammar. Badly.

Hi Anonymous.

Where do you see the GTA series going from here? Bigger and better, as in more environments, weapons, and characters or somewhere different?

I really am no expert on the series. I played little of it, really only San Andreas. But my take on GTA is that it never really stood out for its graphics. It seemed to prioritize large and (to an extent) destructible environments with no loading times instead.

Also, the series places great emphasis on the story. And what we know about GTA IV hints at a storyline somewhat reminiscent of ´The Godfather´. So this is the direction I see GTA heading in: larger environments, more freedom and more detailed storylines.

Butros said...

If this in-depth article requires documents from the State of Illinois then Crossbeam is about to get exposed as a fraud.

Butros said...

Also GTA IV not suited for Wii is a weird comment. Take-Two is being too skeptical of Wii and refuses to commit to a Nintendo console.

However, Take-Two probably doesn't a lot of cash for a Wii exclusive. GTA games are pretty expensive to make so Take-Two might think the risk is too great.

Falafelkid said...

Hey Butros.

If this in-depth article requires documents from the State of Illinois then Crossbeam is about to get exposed as a fraud.

Well, to give you an early summary of what I will post in the next few days, fraud is far too harsh a word. They are a registered company, which means they feel serious about what they do.

However, it´s a Limited Liability Company and practically anyone can found one. No downpayment or even capital is needed. You simply need to pay a small admin fee and file annual reports (which is what I ordered, since they are on public record). That´s the executive summary on that.

Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/44w4nt

a new DS or DSredesign in the works!? falafelkid-- we need you! what's up!?

-"superfan" tactics

Grandmaster B said...

I hope so Superfan, im a bit bored of the design (although its nice). But then again it still plays decent games.

looking forward to reading your Crossbeam article too Fal. I still lurk around.

I've been playing Mario Kart, it is good.

mindfuljenn said...

hi, i'm selling my nintendo wii on ebay right now. bidding starting at 99cents. here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/4hfvbz

M. Ferreira said...

mindfuljenn: Hi, thanks for spamming us. ;) Most of us already have a Wii console so your post is a bit moot, here. Try "LOOKIN4AWII", "NEEDZAWII", or something along those lines instead. :p

On topic: Crossbeam studios seems to be a fun little enigma in the gaming industry. They were basically irrelevant until the Wii was announced, when people started getting hyped up on Orb. To date, (mind you, it's been close to THREE years now), we've gotten what? Five pieces of concept art? These people are either on a Gizmondo level of corruption, or they're DEFINITELY not eating.

some guy said...

I thought this was pretty interesting. A third party FPS designed from the ground up for the Wii. The engine looks pretty solid from what they show.
Link

Anonymous said...

What the heck? Even MORE rumors of a Skies of Arcadia sequel... This time, mentioning it will come out for the Wii and possibly the PS3...

http://www.n-europe.com/news.php?nid=11792

Anonymous said...

hey and1, mad props mal wieder für deine vorhersage! heute wurde es ja confirmed. woher die info??
viele grüße, jan

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