Years ago, I first saw the screen caps for an 8-bit version of Grand Theft Auto III called Grand Theftendo. Theoretically it was GTA for the NES. But unfortunately all updates about it just ceased and it seemed as if the project was cancelled. Wrong!
Grand Theftendo Retro City Rampage is now being released by VBlank Entertainment for WiiWare this fall. And since VBlank Entertainment is not Rockstar it’s safe to assume that it’s a completely original story. Very safe to assume.
Tiny Cartridge [Retro City Rampage/Retro Theftendo screenshot...]