Rockstar has announced a release date for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the first DS entry in the smash hit series.

The game will be released on 17th March 2009 in the US and Canada and a few days later, on 20th March, in Europe.

Chinatown Wars recreates GTA IV’s Liberty City – New York, by any other name – in top-down, cel-shaded style on Nintendo’s handheld.

It was originally slated for a release before the end of January, but got pushed back.

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