Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

While you may%26rsquo;ve seen that recentGameStop commercialand its split second of gameplay, today%26rsquo;s OFFICIAL trailer features a little more of Chinatown Wars in motion. Look closely and you can make out the corpse lying in a pool of blood, the windshield shattering and dumpster diving stylus games, and protagonist Huang Lee tearing up Liberty City on a motorcycle.

It%26rsquo;s also worth noting that the song in the trailer (%26ldquo;Like a Renegade%26rdquo; by Ghostface Killah and MF Doom!) was commissioned exclusively for Chinatown Wars. Not so coincidentally, perk up those ears and you%26rsquo;ll hear Mr. Killah subtly hint at specific plot details. What a poet!

UPDATE: Rockstar just sent us a new video, and thankfully it%26rsquo;s a damned good one showcasing the more unique aspects of the gameplay. Above you%26rsquo;ll see Huang Lee pull a stunt jump, aid in a drive-by shooting, and jack someone%26rsquo;s ride with a little stylus-based hotwiring. But the highlight by far is the violently arcade-style burnout. Take off with a boost and you%26rsquo;ll spit flames from the back of the car, igniting anyone fool enough to be standing close-by.

The game streets March 17th, so you can be damned sure we%26rsquo;ll have a review coming very soon.

Feb 26, 2009