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Gangstar 2: Kings of LA Coming to DSiWare

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Get ready to rumble!

Gameloft has just announced that their upcoming DSiWare title Gangstar 2: Kings of LA will be released on the European DSiWare service on March 26th and on the North American service on April 5th. A release in Japan is set for July 2010.

Below are the features list from the official press release along with a collection of screenshot artwork that tells a bit more about the game and how it will be played.

We'll keep you posted on any new information on the title as it becomes available and we'll have a full review shortly after the European release on the 26th.

  • Explore Los Angeles and its famous neighborhoods, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown, the suburbs and the harbor.
  • A unique feeling of freedom: drive or walk anywhere in massive, open environments. Feel free to complete missions at your own pace, or just do absolutely anything you want.
  • A thrilling storyline with flashbacks and unexpected developments: go from rags to riches, connect with relatives and help out their gang until you’re living the golden life.
  • Improved driving experience: drive cars, quads, motorcycles and use the environment to perform unbelievable stunts.
  • Use the inner camera or outer camera to decrease your wanted status: take a new photo of your face and fake your ID card to remain incognito.

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User Comments (34)

Oregano

#1

Oregano said:

I thought Gangstar's schtick was that it was a 3D GTA clone for the iphone instead of the usual 2D ones?

and enough with the camera gimmicks!

Odnetnin

#4

Odnetnin said:

A) What's it going to be rated?
B) This is a sequel?
C) The camera gimmick seems gimmicky. :P

brandonbwii

#5

brandonbwii said:

This version was released for standard mobile phones, not iphone/ipod touch. I don't know how NLife feels about what I'm about to say, but, inb4gamelofthate.

This was mentioned in a press release by Nintendo a long time ago. I'm surprised NLife never posted it in their coming soon section. There was also a game with the word "School" in the title coming from EA for DSiware that NLife has yet to mention.

cheapogamer4life

#6

cheapogamer4life said:

@ Odentnin
A. I Had high hopes for this to be Dsiwares first Mrated game till these shots came out.
B. Thats what they are saying.....
C. Ah yes, very true indeed :(

brandonbwii

#7

brandonbwii said:

It's a sequel to a mobile phone game pre-iphone. The iphone game was a seperate 3rd title in the series.

CorbsAdmin

#8

Corbs said:

We got this press release in yesterday and was asked to wait until today to mention it. End of story. When we get the info, we post it. :)

brandonbwii

#9

brandonbwii said:

There was no real info on the title before but it was listed as part of Nintendo's Q1 forecast.

Oregano

#10

Oregano said:

Ahh, right so it's not even a new game.... great!

I mean I don't mind all of Gameloft's game(I'm kinda interested in GT Evolution, bit bored of Asphalt 4 now and the graphics look a tad bit better from what I've seen) but we don't want old mobile phone games that we have to pay 8 times as much for!

brandonbwii

#12

brandonbwii said:

DSiware is the weakest of the handheld download services compared to PSPgo and iphone. I'd much rather get exclusive content and not ports as the ports always have to suffer. Guess I just have to wait for a skip, Q-Games, or Intelligent Systems game to get my exclusivity fix. :P

cheapogamer4life

#13

cheapogamer4life said:

@ 10, Ditto
Finding out this is another port( not even from the Iphone) from a standard mobile phone "cut me deep". Thanks Gameloft :(
I guess all we can do is be like Supermegaman in situations such as this one...........crosses his fingers and hopes for the best
Just a little gameplay from the mobile phone port
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AWfKT-3dJs

Ren

#14

Ren said:

wow this looks really bad to me. GTA chinatown was done once and it's the best, why bother with junk like this one, especially from gameloft?

Sylverstone

#17

Sylverstone said:

Pssh, no way this can be rated M.

I thought so too, but I guess it isn't past GTA: CW's level.

(And God, don't make it suck.)

WarioFan63

#19

WarioFan63 said:

DSiware is the weakest of the handheld download services compared to PSPgo and iphone.
What? Thats absolutely ridiculous. At least compared to the PSPgo. You're probably comparing it to the full PSP game downloads which is a completely unfair comparison. It's more fair to compare it to PSP minis in which case, DSiWare is definitely doing much better.

Token_Girl

#20

Token_Girl said:

This is awesome. I was looking for a way to spend a couple of hours wishing I was playing an actual GTA game. Thanks Gameloft!

Lonnie2Hottie

#22

Lonnie2Hottie said:

It looks somewhat decent, but I just recently picked up Chinatown Wars so I will most likely avoid it.

Vinsanity

#23

Vinsanity said:

@WarioFan63: It doesn't matter dude - the PSN has retail games for download, so you gotta count 'em. The DSiWare shop DOES suck compared to the PSN and App Store. I mean, not everyone's Wayforward. Hell, most of the content is from these losers. And Gameloft doesn't make good games. They just make obvious ripoffs of much better games that really, obviously suck.

Man, I hate Gameloft...

RaylaxStaff

#24

Raylax said:

Translations

"Explore Los Angeles!"
Now 273 times smaller! And only slightly resembles Los Angeles! That's what's called innovation!

" including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown, the suburbs and the harbor!"
Visit a generic city with stars on the paths! Or a generic city without stars on the paths! Or a generic city without paths! Generic city with buildings shaped like houses! Generic city with large area of water you can't access!

"A thrilling storyline with flashbacks!"
Unnecessary cutscenes! Now in greyscale!

"Drive cars, quads, and motorcycles!"
Same mechanics, different skins! Bikes fall over sometimes!

"Use the environment to perform unbelievable stunts!"
Ramps! Ramps everywhere! Press X to make your car spin! For this you earn large quantities of money! Somehow.

"Go from rags to riches!"
Everything you kill transforms into large amounts of cash! Check out our roadside boxes, they're just loaded with notes!

"Drive anywhere in open environments!"
Drive on a relatively large series of identical roads! Be perplexed at the local council's insistence to have built a town full of industrial-stength walls around everything interesting!

"Thrilling storyline with unexpected twists!"
No way, the bald scarred guy is evil? I'd've never guessed it!

"75 missions combining the best of action and driving games!"
Fetch quests! Now in a car! Drag races! In a car!

"Move to the West Coast now!"
None of these businesses are real, so don't expect a job! Instead, why not spend your days stealing generic cars from generic people! Performance depends on colour! That's the cars, not the people.

"Use the cameras to remain inconspicuous!"
This game contains gimmick! Take a photo of your cat! The police will think it's you!

Odnetnin

#25

Odnetnin said:

Nice one, Raylax. :D Especially "Generic city with large area of water you can't access!"

RaylaxStaff

#27

Raylax said:

I like how the 4 'features' pictures are just the same bit of art focused on different areas. Before EXTREME HORROR CLOSE-UP of the woman.

RaylaxStaff

#28

Raylax said:

I now request that NL switch the order of the first two pictures so it looks like a purposeful speed zoom-in of the woman. DUN DUN DUUUHN. And then she bites your face off.

Lonnie2Hottie

#29

Lonnie2Hottie said:

I'm just curious as to why some of you seem angry about this game. Nobody HAS to download it ya know?

Phobos

#30

Phobos said:

Might get this, depending on the price. 'Though, something about this don't seem...cosher. :|

AVahne

#31

AVahne said:

played this one on mobile phone already. not getting this since i already have GTA Chinatown wars

cezellen

#34

cezellen said:

I got this and Car Jack STreets, personally I enjoy car jack streets better but this is a reasonably good game... It has pretty good missions

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