Rockstar has announced it has pushed back the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars until some time between Feburary and April next year.

Previously DS owners had been looking forward to the series hitting their handheld before the end of January.

As for the DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV we've all been patiently waiting for, it seems that may become available around the same time as Chinatown Wars too.

In an investors' conference, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick hinted that this may well be the case, but stressed that the publisher was still "aiming" for the November to January quarter.

Rockstar has said that work on the DLC was "close to completed" so there is some hope that the company will hit its target. We'll keep you updated with any information we get.