Grand Theft Auto DS Sports Drug Dealing Mini Game

The forthcoming Nintendo DS debut of Rockstar's oft-controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise will allow players to sell a variety of real-life drugs for in-game profit, according to a CVG report citing the latest issue of print magazine Edge.

When Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars arrives before February 2009, Nintendo DS owners will be able to traffic six types of drugs--heroin, cocaine, weed, ecstasy, acid and downers--to their in-game counterparts as supply and demands shapes the market.

"We wanted to have a drug-dealing mini game in lots of the GTA games," Rockstar creative VP Dan Houser explained. "We played with it a little in Vice City Stories, because it worked really well juxtaposed with the main story."

"Nintendo wanted us to make GTA...they didn't want us to make a GTA for kids," Houser added in a separate report on Edge Online. "[Grand Theft Auto] can't be softened to make it family-friendly--that's not the game we're making. We've never not done well by sticking to our guns."

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    September 24, 2008 9:26 AM

    sounds like a version of "Dope Wars" to me. should be a fun mini game even if it is essentially the same.

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      September 24, 2008 9:31 AM

      I've been saying GTA should add a drug wars style minigame/element since 3. I wish they'd done it before turf wars which weren't a whole lot more than lots of forced combat in their horrible combat system

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      September 24, 2008 9:37 AM

      Dope wars is fucking awesome!

      If it works anything like that, I know people that would probably pick up this game (and a DS) just for that mini game.

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      September 24, 2008 10:33 AM

      if they actually remake dope wars in GTA i'll be fucking stoked. this would be awesome.

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      September 24, 2008 11:01 AM

      I was thinking the same. Loved that game.

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        September 24, 2008 11:14 AM

        The closest we ever got to Dope Wars on GTA was the "Ice Cream Truck" minigame.... right?

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