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As you may or may not have known, Rockstar pulled Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars from the App Store back in September. They said the removal was due to an incompatibility with iOS 7, and that they would investigate a fix for it.

Well the game made its triumphant return to the App Store this weekend, with fix and all. Now, the popular Grand Theft Auto title is fully compatible with the latest version of iOS, and Rockstar even added in support for Retina displays…

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Here’s the App Store description:

“Following his father’s murder, Huang Lee has a simple mission: deliver an ancient sword to his Uncle Kenny to ensure his family retains control of the Triad gangs of Liberty City. Huang is a spoiled rich kid who expects everything to run smoothly, but his trip does not go exactly as planned. After being robbed and left to die, he will search for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.”

And the original gameplay trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ7pbLLYoUY

Unfortunately, it looks like the iOS 7 bug fix and Retina display support are the only two changes made during the game’s absence. And worse, the Retina support is only for the iPhone 4/4S. So it still won’t fill up your iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen.

If you’re interested, you can find the updated Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars in the App Store for $4.99. There’s also an iPad version for $4.99, but if you’re looking for something more current, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas just launched.

  • Nano45TA

    Still no controller support, smh.

    • iPhone Gruru

      and you have to repurchase it even though you already owned the first. big fail

      • Jan Janneck

        I could just download the update from the Appstore…

      • iPhone Gruru

        I will have to check on my iPad, either way it’s a shame they didn’t make it a universal app.

  • kevin chang

    anyone knows tweaks for ios 7? 🙂

    • Alberto Toledo

      Appcake works

  • NaSty

    I was dying to buy this for my iPhone 5, ages ago, it’ll be months before they release a proper iPhone 5 compatible version 🙁