Take-Two Strauss Zelnick, in a meeting today has thrown out a new release time  for GTA: China Town Wars for the DS. The original release date was sometime the end of January, our by the end of the first quarter. The new date is set for sometime the first half or the physical year of 2009. The good news is that Mr. Strauss also said the game is pretty much finished. So who knows the delay could be a week or two. It all depends on when the game is finished.

“Chinatown Wars we’ve decided to move out of the first quarter in order to fill out a better launch and marketing window. The title will ship in the first half of our fiscal year and we will provide more information on release dates by the time we report our earnings next month.”