EA confirms Godfather March launch

Mob epic-based game coming to current-gen, PC in less than two months; status of PSP, 360 versions unclear.

An Electronic Arts representative has addressed recent rumors surrounding one of its higher-profile properties, confirming for GameSpot that the Corleone family is going global at the end of March. That's the time frame EA has pinned for its worldwide PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox release of The Godfather, the game based on Francis Ford Coppola's epic mafia film.

Coppola himself has publicly expressed his distaste for the project, but a handful of the film's stars, including Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall, all provided voice work for the game. However, there is some doubt as to whether Brando's contributions, made shortly before the actor's death and reportedly of poor quality, will make it into the game.

While current-gen console consiglieri will be "made" before April, Xbox 360 and PSP owners may have to wait a while to make their bones. When asked about the release dates for the PSP and Xbox 360 versions of the game (the latter of which is conspicuously absent from the game's official Web site), EA declined comment.

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44 comments
najman28
najman28

Godfather is going to be AWESOME. It will be the combination of all the great technologies EA has incorporated into their previous games. Driving tech from their great racers like Burnout, Need For Speed Artificial Intelligence tech from The Sims Should be great if EA can mesh all elements together.

nohabs
nohabs

I saw the trailer.....staminga, looks pretty good

killa-k
killa-k

i can't wait until this game comes out

darkheart73
darkheart73

can't wait for the PSP version! In the meantime, I'll get the PS2 version

MoopyD
MoopyD

You all are gay.......This game is going to be a huge seller good or not because of there are soo many fans of da movie. I think its gonna be good. All of you who oppose....you can kiss it

webby1
webby1

looks pretty cool im gonna check it out

hittin
hittin

Cool, i will buy it :P .

secily
secily

watch this game hit the bargain bin.

makka8787
makka8787

well i'm excited for the PSP version

nohabs
nohabs

Forgetaboutit...take Tony and Vinny, make him swim wit da fishes...and pick up a pizza on the way back

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If it gets good reviews, I'll buy it. But with EA developing it...I have my doubts.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

this game is NOT looking very good.

Igiss
Igiss

If Coppola didn't like it, I don't think that many movie fans will go into it. Action fans, yes, maybe...

OPOLO
OPOLO

I might get the 360 version - it depends

RVD-X
RVD-X

Should be worth the wait.Two more months!!

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

Hey EA please hurry up we want 360 version sooner.

forever_blank
forever_blank

I am not keen on it, for someone creating it, feeling distaste for the game cannot be good.

townsenda1
townsenda1

If anyone can make a game like this EA can. Taking on a challenge like this is just what EA needs to prove to the world that they can do more then just Madden. Good luck EA. I think a Godfather game could be great as long as it's not another Grand Theft Auto game. As much as I love GTA a remake of the game with a different name won't work. We will see in March.

exclusiveburner
exclusiveburner

this game is probably gonna be a flop...but EA is a good company ...but they also made sum terrible Bond games....so I know i wont buy but try it and if its decent get it for the pc

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

thereason is because less 360's are out right now, duh anyone paying any attention that's why there are so many delays on #1 hit games like (oblivion, Godfather, Ghost recon, halo 3, ect...)

wokisan
wokisan

I guess that means they need to do better ports and spend more time on them instead of just rushing them through ala Madden 06 on the 360. Or they could start with the 360/PS3 versions and work down to the last-gens instead of the reverse.

Mr_KMG
Mr_KMG

This is why is xbox 360's suck and forever will suck No original games almost 90% of games released are ports which suck in most part since you have to pay 10 bucks more for the same game

abdu4
abdu4

If they dont have it for the PS3 that would Suck, cause I want to play on the PS3

warcraftfan234
warcraftfan234

Bow Down To MARLON BRANDO the original GODFATHER!

j14rk1n
j14rk1n

Geez, I hope this game kicks ass. I'd hate to see the game take away from the franchise's name.

arab_prince
arab_prince

Never knew Francis opposed. Thats a shame because this game looks like a straight 10/10! Even if I had the 360, I couldn't wait. I hear March 21-24, I cant wait!=D

NeoJoe
NeoJoe

I don't know if the 360 version still exists because if you read in the article and go to the EA/Godfather website, the 360 is not listed in the consoles the game is available for. This is very suspicious!

bcfish
bcfish

Hopefully the 360 version is worth it, remember how crappy "Gun" was in comparison to the older consoles? I hope it's the difference in the King Kong games for the Godfather. So I'm waiting too, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Sandman100
Sandman100

I wait for the 360 version of the game.

NnyCW
NnyCW

Well, it'll be interesting to see how this one turns out. But if it is at least decent, I'm waiting for the XBOX 360 version.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I hope this does well, only for the sake of my friend working on it.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Can't wait, should be a great game.

2gangster
2gangster

I'll wait for the 360 version