Prediction: GTA: San Andreas Stories on the Wii

It's that time of the week again, prediction time. Here at the Game Gym we like to be at the forefront of the gaming industry in regards to future games, even those that haven't even been announced yet. Well just recently Take-Two announced that they are planning on ramping up Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS support for the near future. So basically this news, and the fact that the Wii is soon to have a massive market-share, means that there's no other choice for Take-Two but to release a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game on the Wii.

There are a few different options that Take-Two has here and one of them, the easiest choice, is the least likely to happen. That option is the one regarding the brand new entry in the GTA series, GTA IV. This is a game completely designed from the ground up to work on the PS3 and Xbox 360 systems and would take a serious drop in not only graphics but pretty much every other department. So basically this isn't an option. Instead, the game that makes far more sense to produce for the Wii is the next game in the GTA Stories series. The first two games in this series (Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories) were released on the PSP and then months later released on the PS2. With the somewhat similar specs between the PS2 and the Wii it's in no way impossible to release such a game on the Wii. This would be a great test for Take-Two because they could release a "new" GTA game on the Wii with minimum production cost and see how well it sells to the different Nintendo market. From there, who knows what types of GTA games we'll see.

So don't be surprised this July when you hear GTA: San Andreas Stories is going to be released on the Nintendo Wii.