Like yourself, we've been following the rumours around the internet that Gameloft is currently working on an iPhone adaptation of the DS phenomenon, GTA: Chinatown Wars.
So we decided to get in touch with Gameloft and ask what's the dealio. The mobile powerhouse confirmed that GTA: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone is indeed a hoax, started on the TouchArcade forums.
But these rumours extend a little bit further, and suggest that Gameloft might actually be working on a similar style of crime sim game. Being as it's clearly not going to be GTA: Chinatown Wars, that really only leaves one possibility: Gangstar.
The mobile game (and its sequel) have gone down a storm, and provide plenty of hard action crime fodder in a similar vein to the DS game, only Gameloft wouldn't have to split the profits of this one with any licensors.
So that's our summer release prediction for the iPhone's crime simulator fans: Gangstar iPhone coming from Gameloft. Watch this space.