Godfather spawns new versions for PS3, Wii

The Don's Edition and Blackhand Edition of open-world gangster game to make use of new systems' motion-sensitive controllers.

Electronic Arts today released an update on its extended family of Godfather games, with the first details of the series' debut for the PlayStation 3 and the Wii. As with the other console versions of The Godfather, The Don's Edition on the PS3 and the Blackhand Edition on the Wii (both spotted on retailer Web sites yesterday) will cast players in the role of a soldier in the Corleone organization with ultimate designs on becoming the head of the family. However, both versions will bring something new to the table.

On the PS3, The Don's Edition of the game will take "full advantage" of the Sixaxis controller, though EA was vague as to the specifics. The Don's Edition will also include added gameplay in the form of "The Corleone Expansion Pack." As of press time, EA had not responded to requests for comment on exactly what the expansion pack contains, or if, when, and how it would be made available to owners of other versions of the game.

For Wii owners, the Blackhand Edition of the game will have elements of its gameplay redesigned around the system's controller. Players will use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in conjunction to beat down opposing thugs, or use weapons to pick off enemies from a distance by pointing directly at onscreen targets.

Extra features common to both systems include new contract hits, a pair of reworked rival-family compounds, and the ability to enlist larger hit squads when the need arises. The Don's Edition and the Blackhand Edition of The Godfather are both scheduled to ship in March.

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tysse23
tysse23

I'm gonna get it, I played it on my friends pc, and I thaught it seemed nice, probably worth a look... :D

Pimpsrus718
Pimpsrus718

Is this Godfather for ps3 going to be alot diffrent then Xbox? diffrent story ect? because i have godfather on xbox360 was sick and if its diffrent ill get it also on ps3 just wanna know if its diffrent

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

Alright, let me just say this. This game looks like crap, graphics wise. Im a 360 guy, but im not one of those ignorant a$$holes that think the PS3 is pure sh!t. I know its good, but i know the 360 has better graphics. But about this game, im not comparing to the 360. Im comparing to the Wii, and last generation (xbox, ps2). The graphics on the Wii dont look that much worse than the screens of the PS3 version. Seriously, they really dont. And the screens of the PS3 version, seriously couldve been spawned on the last generation with xbox and ps2. Easily. Theres nothing next-gen about this game. Im dissappointed sony wud sink to this level with a system that has huge potential.

xatman911
xatman911

That is useful and going to be awesome as well.

bigdawg1124
bigdawg1124

hmm nice i cant wait for it i wold love to play it again, and IMO i think PS3 owners got the best name: The Don's Edition very cool

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

what? Godfather was a dope game and fun as hell. and it used the material well without changing it at all. and the ps2 version was tight. half of you are haters and just running off at the mouth about a game you've never even played. close-minded idiots who diss games and consoles they don't own and haven't played. therefore your opinion is irrelevant. just younger more confused versions of the politicians who critique games they've never played. but you think you're true gamers. that's the sad part. lol. what a joke. i'll be picking up the ps3 version cause the ps2 version was hot and with new features, families, missions etc i'm all in.

da_illest101
da_illest101

the one on the ps2 wasn't good at all so I have low hopes for that one

juanfraino
juanfraino

Make a good wii game, I'll buy it.

grey-flood
grey-flood

this is not going to be beter !!! never!!!!!

Screamteam411
Screamteam411

woot, just what both consoles need, another crappy EA game.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Sounds like a crappy pair of gimmicks in order to flog the game off on more consoles, if you ask me.

morororo
morororo

Talk about flogging a dead horses head. This game was pants, why does EA think everyone wants to play it? One day, EA will make a decent game, one day. Till then we can just carry on playing the Godfather and Superman Returns. For a developer with so much money it boggles my mind why they cant just make decent games. What happened to the old Electronic Arts games like Road Rash and the Strike series? EA are just whores now. I've seen prostitutes with more dignity than EA..

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

the one major problem with ea is that it has to realese one freaking game to every console.

Sirpapaya007
Sirpapaya007

You guys know the Godfather game follows the movie pretty close. so everyone saying its a bad storyline insults the movie. Id say the aiming and general control is what makes this game suck not the story, although the story was short.

Ultramarine777
Ultramarine777

i gotta admit that u could get it cheaper for the ps2 but they might make the game better,,,,,i thougth they would be planning on making the godfather part 2 .not the first one all over

interpolred
interpolred

I'm curious to see how the Blackhand Edition turns out.

MGSFan27285
MGSFan27285

nifty. im looking forward to the ps3 version. i wonder if theyre updating graphics a bunch

darth-revan
darth-revan

um, its one thing to try and port a game to one console, or two, but god damn enoughs enough. i can forgive porting to the 360 with bad graphics, or even the marketplace $*** they pulled, but this is outragious.

gmayronne
gmayronne

hm, this game looked ho-hum from the beginning of its development to now in my opinion, just not really looking forward to it at all, even for the ps3

Andron666
Andron666

Can't they just bury the game in the desert. The Godfather game should be left alone, it's a bad use of license in my opinion.

gibb1
gibb1

hope it's bigger than the previous godfather, when you end the story line, the rest of the game becomes boriiiiinnng.

SumerianDaemon
SumerianDaemon

Were going to have fun comparing the two versions!:lol:

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

i aint bying this i didnt like the PS2 version much i mean its was a bad story

vamroc
vamroc

Do you know what you get when you shove a turd in to a Donna Karen hand bag??? That's right an over priced bag of crap.

Gamer443
Gamer443

cant wait for details the other game kinda sucked but this will probably be better.

Tudio
Tudio

I didnt get a chance to play the original game but if the Wii version is gonna be better then ill try it

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

for the wii :?...im skeptical when shooters come to the wii....hopefully it will turn out good for both consoles

Gigatron
Gigatron

holy freaking crap I just saw the trailer on ign for the wii version. Looks SO awesome!

The_Carnage
The_Carnage

"Are you guys serious? This game already had it's moment, yet EA wants to milk it for more. I for one don't even want think about trying to play that game with a Wii controller. It's even more dull thinking how they'll set it up for the SIXAXIS controller. This is a last gen title being milked on the next gen console." Agreed, but at least it's a somewhat good game. I just hope the expansion pack will be available for 360 too.

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

majestikk, hardly surprising is it? EA milk EVERYTHING they own or get their grubby mitts on...

majestikk
majestikk

Are you guys serious? This game already had it's moment, yet EA wants to milk it for more. I for one don't even want think about trying to play that game with a Wii controller. It's even more dull thinking how they'll set it up for the SIXAXIS controller. This is a last gen title being milked on the next gen console.

Konfusion
Konfusion

Sorry, don't wanna sound like a fanboy, but the Wii version sounds interesting. The SIXAXIS one sounds like an excuse to make it worth a look.

jsloane
jsloane

I can see the advantage of a Wii version, but the PS3 version is a waste of time. Judging from the MotoStorm demo the SixAxis motion control is crap and there is already a PS2 version that you can get cheap

theKSMM
theKSMM

Again, the playing field for gaming levels out somewhat. This is great news for Nintendo--the lack of good third-party titles killed the GameCube. It may be less good for Sony who may lose their stranglehold on good exclusive titles. To : The motion sensing capabilities of the Sixaxis are nowhere near the level of the Wii remote. The Sixaxis only recognizes tilting and twisting motions (hence the name) while the Wii remote and its Nunchuck attachment can recognize those rotational movements a full range of translational movements (e.g. sliding through space). So while the Sixaxis can tilt a plane or unscrew a bottle cap, the Wii remote can be used for taking a shot with a pool cue, stabbing someone, or playing tennis. It's a much broader range of sensation and movement.

Riorio99
Riorio99

How many rereleases does one game need?

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

This is good, I like seeing the new gameplay, because the original was flat boring and repetitive after a while. I'd rather see them working on Godfather 2, tho.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Brilliant, i hope its done well as the Wii needs more games like these:D

Lucifer007
Lucifer007

the wii so extremly violencet console now if done right nonody can call nintendo kiddy anymore(i dont say nintendo is kiddy)

stiker71
stiker71

Might be fun for the Wii...

nhlkoho
nhlkoho

"FilthyYamBag ooooohhh, my stimuli are all a quiver, remake the game for motion sensor, hmmmm. now all i have to do is see the movie, yes i've never seen it. " You've never seen the Godfather movies? You should be banned from this site. :)

Cloud737
Cloud737

"On the PS3, The Don's Edition of the game will take "full advantage" of the Sixaxis controller, though EA was vague as to the specifics." How many said that and ultimately disappointed the fans, I wonder? If they are gonna milk the series, at least do it properly. Motion-sensing is great, but that doesn`t mean to include just some small, unimportant commands. A Godfather redesign for the PS3 and Wii with motion sensing (and hopefully better graphics for the PS3) sounds great overall, and I hope EA isn`t gonna do another one of their attempts to cash in by releasing a bad port.

d_agra
d_agra

i cant believe they milk this even more..godfather was an average mafia game at best!!and then they do an expansion pack!!Ig you want to play great gangster game play MAFIA-CITY OF LOST HEAVEN

waraga
waraga

360 is going down ps3 wii are now slowly catching up

smidsy85
smidsy85

360 misses out again lol.

diablo1000000
diablo1000000

Interesting, but like the poor Far Cry conversion for Wii, I can only see these being sub-par games. I mean, the Godfather game wasn't particually good anyway. I wonder if the PS3 version will boast 'next gen' graphics? I doubt it.