Chinatown Wars Has Wi-Fi, but No Multi-Player


Okay, so you have a mega franchise coming to a piece of hardware it’s never been on. You’re programming in Wi-Fi, but it’s not actually going to be used for multi-player… even though there are multi-player modes included in the game. Is your logic detector going off towards the “makes no sense” side? Thought so.

Oddly, that scenario is exactly what’s going on with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the DS. The Wi-Fi inclusion is for in-game instant messaging, trading objects, and sharing locations. The unspecified co-op and versus modes? Yeah, local play only because everyone knows trading favorite locations are way more fun than killing friends online, right?