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Houser: “Nintendo didn’t want us to make GTA for kids”

3:2125/09/2008Posted by D+PAD Staff2 Comments

Rockstar vice president Dan Houser has spoken out about how Chinatown Wars will be just as adult as other GTA games when it launches, despite its DS roots.

Talking in the latest issue of EDGE, Houser stated:

“Nintendo wanted us to make GTA, and we wanted to make GTA on their platform. They didn’t want us to make a GTA for kids, and we weren’t interested in making a game we wouldn’t normally make. GTA is about stealing cars and shooting people – how could it not be an 18 rating? You couldn’t do GTA without that 18 – it wouldn’t feel like it’s supposed to feel.”

Looks fairly certain then that GTA: Chinatown Wars is set to become the DS’s first BBFC 18 rated title.

GTA: Chinatown Wars goes on sale exclusively on DS this winter, and you can check out the remainder of the interview with Houser in the November issue of EDGE.

Have you downloaded the latest issue from GamerZines yet? Check it out here!


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    Campaign to get adult game on child’s hand held banned, confirmed.

    Seriously though, this looks flipping great.

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