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GTA DS to feature most of IV's map

More gameplay details trickle out.

A preview of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars in Spanish magazine MarcaPlayer has revealed a few more details on the DS entry in the series.

Most exciting must be the news that the game will range over the whole of Liberty City as it's portrayed in GTA IV - with the exception of the borough of Alderney (known as New Jersey in real life). Dukes, Bohan, Broker and Algonquin are all in there.

According to a translation by Nintendo Everything, Chinatown Wars' drug-dealing mini-game will have "big importance".

You'll have a PDA with a GPS system for keeping track of missions and navigating the streets of Liberty. This will appear on the touchscreen, along with the radio and controls for talking to people and using thrown weapons.

The rest of the action will be shown on the DS' top screen, and although the action is shown top-down, it won't be a fixed perspective. The camera can rotate through a full 360 degrees.

And, with the obligatory not-in-public use of the DS' microphone, you can whistle to call cabs.

Rockstar's owners Take-Two revealed last week that Chinatown Wars, expected in January, has been delayed to the spring of next year.