Electronic Arts today announced March 21st as the day The Godfather will be on store shelves in North America and March 24th in Europe. Developed by EA, the open-world videogame is based on the critically-acclaimed book by Mario Puzo and the classic film by Paramount Pictures. In less than two months, gamers worldwide will step into the DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dangerous world of intimidation and negotiation via their PlayStation 2, Xbox or PC. The Godfather will also be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable later in 2006.
EAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Godfather puts you at the center of one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The 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,Ã¢â‚¬? said David DeMartini Executive Producer of The Godfather The Game. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The deeper you are into the experience the better the game gets,Ã¢â‚¬? DeMartini added.