During Rockstar's development for GTAV, Dan Houser said in an interview that they'll be redoing Grand Theft Chinatiwn Wars in the way that it should've been. GTA IV: Chinatown Wars is a whole new game from a Top-Down portable 8-bit game, to a HD quality Third Person sandbox game. Though, the game still has the same character, location, and missions. It also got improvements, from new minigames to brand new missions that takes place in the dismissed location of Alderney.
The soundtrack of the game changed from CW, instead of an artist's playlist, every station from IV returns to the radios of Liberty. Including The Beat 102.7, Liberty Rock Radio, L.C.H.C., and Electro Choc. More vehicles from GTA IV return, aswell as some from EFLC. The game will be released for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and to be the first Rockstar game to be released for the PSVita.
Huang Lee, the spoiled son of a recently murdered Triad boss, arrives by plane in Liberty City with Yu Jian, a sword that Huang's father won in a poker game and has decided to use as an heirloom, to deliver it to the new patriarch of the family, Huang's uncle Wu "Kenny" Lee. Shortly after landing, Huang's escorts are killed by assassins and he is shot and kidnapped. The assailants steal the sword and, thinking Huang is dead, dump his body in the water. Huang manages to survive and informs Kenny that Yu Jian has been taken. Kenny explains that he had intended to offer the sword to Hsin Jaoming, the aging Triad boss in Liberty City, as a means of securing a position as his replacement. Kenny is dishonoured and reduced in power due to the loss of Yu Jian, leaving him and Huang working to keep their businesses afloat.
A spoiled rich kid from Hong Kong, Huang Lee owes his status as a Triad member to his father, a Triad boss from Kowloon. After the murder of his father, Huang is called to Liberty City by his Uncle Wu "Kenny" Lee to deliver a family 'heirloom", the Yu Jian sword, to secure his family's claim to the leadership of the Triad gangs. But what was supposed to be a weekend of table service and strippers turns into a dangerous adventure after arriving at Liberty City Airport only to be hijacked, robbed of his sword, and left for dead. Huang will have to dig deep into the rotten core of Liberty City - and deep within himself -- to avenge his father's murder and reclaim his family's honor.
The leader of the Lee clan within the Triad organizations of Liberty City, Uncle Kenny is from the old school. He likes his suits double breasted, his platitudes from a fortune cookie, and his payments in cash. Uncle Kenny wants control of the Triads, and there is little that he won't ask Huang to do for him to get it.
Ling is a street smart Chinatown girl whose beauty belies her deadly skills. She serves as Uncle Kenny's master at arms, and provides necessary muscle in a town that only respects money and brute force. Trained in the martial arts and deadly with all manner of small arms, it is Ling who teaches Huang the combat skills he will need to survive on the streets of Liberty City.
Hsin and Chan Jaoming
Hsin Jaoming has ruled the Triad gangs of Liberty City for over twenty years with an iron fist. But now nearing retirement, he is looking for a worthy successor with as much ambition and brains as himself. Unfortunately, his playboy son Chan leaves much to be desired as a leader; willful, drug-addled and stupid, Chan buys his friends and makes his enemies with little caution and even less thought.
Relative newcomer to the Triads of Liberty City, Zhou is the dark horse candidate to succeed Hsin Jaoming. Audacious, egotistical and sociopathic, Zhou is a dangerous schemer with power on his mind, and blood on his hands.
A dirty narcotics detective with the IAD on his tail and a monkey on his back, Wade Heston forms a dubious alliance with Huang Lee to find the mysterious FIB rat who has set up both Huang and Wade. Lying, stealing and murdering are all in a day’s work for this member of Liberty City’s finest.
Rudy D' Avanzo
A mobster of the Italian variety, Rudy crosses the aisle to do business with Huang out of necessity – he too is being squeezed by FIB informants, and needs Huang’s help to work outside his compromised circle to ferret out the rat.
The weapons in GTA IV: CW is a combiantion of both IV and CW.