JOIN THE FAMILY AND BECOME THE GODFATHER
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., January 26, 2006 â Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced March 21st as the day The Godfatherâ¢ The Game videogame will be on store shelves in North America and March 24th in Europe. Developed by EA, the highly-anticipated open-world videogame is based on the critically-acclaimed book by Mario Puzo and the classic film by Paramount Pictures through a strategic licensing relationship with Viacom Consumer Products. In less than two months, gamers worldwide will step into the Donâs dangerous world of intimidation and negotiation via their PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft or PC. The Godfather The Game will also be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and PSP (PlayStationÂ® Portable) handheld entertainment system later in 2006.
EAâs The Godfather The Game puts you at the center of one of the worldâs most revered stories. In the role of a young man just entering the Corleone family, you create your own mob character and work your way to the top. For the first time ever, you will go beyond the films and book to actually step into the living world of The Godfather fiction throughout 1940s New York City. You will work your way up the mob ranks your own way, choosing just how much force to use as you rise to power. Relive classic moments from the fiction and experience open-world gameplay alongside unforgettable characters from the film such as Luca Brasi, Sonny, Tom Hagan, and of course, Don Vito Corleone himself.
âThe Godfather is one of the most exciting, dramatic and memorable works of fiction in the world; for the videogame, we felt it was important to build a complex and responsive open-world that puts you in the heart of the action,â said David DeMartini Executive Producer of The Godfather The Game. âThe deeper you are into the experience the better the game gets,â DeMartini added.
âOur goal has always been to maintain the legacy of The Godfather and empower players to interact in the world based on one of the most remarkable motion pictures of all time,â said Sandi Isaacs, Vice President of Interactive at Viacom Consumer Products. âElectronic Arts has been an exceptional partner and weâre incredibly excited to launch one of the most anticipated games of the year.â