EAâS THE GODFATHER THE GAME WELCOMES YOU TO THE FAMILY
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 21, 2006 â Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced The Godfatherâ¢ The Game videogame has shipped and is on store shelves today in North America and March 24th in Europe. Gamers worldwide can 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. 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. A Limited Edition for the Xbox and PlayStation 2, featuring behind the scenes content including footage from voice over sessions with James Caan and Robert Duvall, also is available in stores. The Godfather The Game for the Xbox 360â¢ video game and entertainment system and PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) handheld entertainment system will be available later in 2006.
EAâs The Godfather The Game puts the player 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 choose which style to work your way to the top â Il Capo Tutto di Capi. The game goes beyond the films and book to actually create the living world of The Godfather fiction throughout 1940s-50s New York City. 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. Actors from the film, including Marlon Brando, James Caan and Robert Duvall, reprised their roles lending their voices to the game.
âThe Godfather is one of the most exciting, dramatic and memorable works of fiction in the world and we worked very hard to create the Godfather Interactive experience,â said David DeMartini Executive Producer of The Godfather The Game.
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
The Godfather The Game was developed by EA Redwood Shores where such hit franchises as Lord of the Ringsâ¢, James Bond, and Tiger Woods PGA TOURÂ® games are made. MSRP for the Godfather is $39.95 for PS2, Xbox and PC in North America. The limited edition is also available on PS2 and Xbox will have an MSRP of $49.95 in North America and features exclusive behind the scenes looks at the making of The Godfather The Game. More information about EA games is available at the gameâs homepage at www.godfather.ea.com. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.