Rockstar has pushed the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars back to some time between February and April 2009. We had expected the DS instalment before the end of January.

The publisher also shed more light on the release date for the Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content on Xbox 360, hinting that this may slip into the same timeframe as Chinatown Wars - although it was still "aiming" for the November to January quarter.

The news was aired by Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick during an investors' conference, as reported by GameSpot.

And while the DLC may not appear this year, Rockstar was eager to communicate that work on the content was "close to completed".

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, which was announced during E3, takes a top-down, retro approach to the series. It boasts cartoon-style graphics and quirky drug-dealing mini-games as well as gang-banging and cap-popping (we're not sure if that's a real phrase) gameplay.

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