Rockstar: Nintendo wanted a bad ass GTA title

The Nintendo Power scans seemed to be hit or miss with you guys, with the cel-shaded, original GTA look turning more than a few of you off. That said, even the doubters should be able to appreciate this nugget of news from Rockstar vp of creative Dan Houser:

“No one disagreed with Sam [Houser, Rockstar president and Dan’s brother]’s very clear edict that GTA has to be an M rating. It can’t be softened to make it family-friendly ”“ that’s not the game we’re making. We’ve never not done well by sticking to our guns. Nintendo wanted us to make GTA, and we wanted to make a game on their platform. They didn’t want us to make a GTA for kids, and we weren’t interested in making a game we wouldn’t normally make.”

Cel-shaded blood are GO! I’m still craving some video of this title in action, though, before I make up my mind completely.