gta-chinatownAfter grabbing well deserved awards this year and continuing to amaze on PCs, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto will make its debut on Nintendo DS consoles next year with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. And now we know exactly when, since Rockstar has announced the release dates: March 17 and 20, 2009 in North America and Europe, respectively.

“Rockstar Leeds have once again created a game that far exceeds our standard for deep and innovative entertainment,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We are incredibly excited to share this enormous and uncompromising Grand Theft Auto experience with DS fans.”

Expected to bring the franchise’s well known complexity to Nintendo’s handhelds, GTA: Chinatown Wars is also supposed to be launched as a bug and error free title, since fans have had their fair share of problems with the title and need a flawless experience. And Rockstar surely know that and the company will certainly deliver what’s expected from them.