Retail Radar: Godfather: Mob Wars, Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff

Freshly merged retailers examine the world of exclusive releases with Tenchu DS while Sims fans look to be set for another item-based add-on and EA's gangster story apparently undergoes a name change.

If you've been paying attention to Shippin' Out of late, you've likely noticed that gaming retail is in a bit of a slow period right now. Likewise, the amount of fodder for the Retail Radar has lessened, but there are still a few noteworthy new names to drop in the form of a pair of Electronic Arts games.

First off, the PSP version of The Godfather appears to have undergone a name change. Product listings for the game on the Electronics Boutique and GameStop sites have the game listed now as The Godfather: Mob Wars. Unfortunately, there are no indications about what this means for the actual gameplay. The product description is still the same as for the already released PlayStation 2 version of the game, references to dual analog sticks and all.

Another new title that has popped up on the merged retailers' internal database is The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff for the PC, a GameStop employee told GameSpot. There's no product listing for the game on the retailer's Web site, but the name certainly conjures up images of obnoxious Paris Hilton-styled Sims walking around with tiny dogs on their arms. The listed $20 price tag for Glamour Life Stuff would suggest a collection of new items for the game along the lines (and nomenclature) of the smaller-scale Family Fun Stuff expansion pack, rather than a full-fledged expansion pack along the lines of The Sims 2: Open for Business or The Sims 2: Nightlife.

Finally, From Software's DS ninja stealth game Tenchu: Dark Secret, will be available exclusively through GameStop and Electronics Boutique when it ships in late August, according to a note on the product listing page of the retailers' site. This isn't the only exclusive the one-time rivals have lined up; they're also set to be the only place gamers can pick up the Collector's Edition release of Final Fantasy XII when it launches for the PS2 October 31.

Please note, while retailer listings frequently jump the gun on publishers' product announcements, they should not be taken as final confirmation of a game's existence, nor should the absence of a listing be considered as proof that a game isn't coming to a given platform.

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21 comments
milanikam
milanikam

uhhh...wars between mobds...duh...

shamarke
shamarke

The Godfather Mob Wars what does mob wars mean????????????

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

tenchu DS!!!! tenchu DS !!!!

Surllio
Surllio

Joy....joy.... Tell me about stuff I would rather hear, like another Lego Star Wars or updates on DoA Xtreme Beach 2

paradyme777
paradyme777

Nothing to interesting to me as far as the games go.

guardianlegend7
guardianlegend7

Mob wars... It does sound too corny. But eh, alotta people don't know what the Godfather movies are about, so you gotta spell it out for them with a title like MOB WARS!!! :P

SOB101
SOB101

Na, it doesn't sound corny.

rynmls
rynmls

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thekey
thekey

were's the 360 version od the god father?

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

wow, I wonder how much they paid to get Tenchu DS exclusive to their store. I guess the makers don't fear the so called "Walmart effect", though I am sure it not showing up at target or any other store will have people scratching their heads and wondering if it's an actual game or just an expensive demo. As for the collectors edition of FFXII that's no suprise, I've never seen a collectors edition (other then ones by EA and those are hardly "Collectors editions" more like "Just $10 more for no reason" editions) avalible anywheres else but GS & EB.

catsimboy
catsimboy

I'd rather have another Godfather game on console or PC, the PSP just doesn't feel right for adventure games. Maybe if the PSP were a dual shock controller with a screen on it.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

The Godfather: Mob Wars sounds like a nice name wonder if it will have some added stuff that will only be on the PSP game.

jasonmacrillo
jasonmacrillo

maybe a game for my psp that i might play :P been a while

ocdog45
ocdog45

godfather is tight so its no surprise there moving it to PSP.

gnbfd
gnbfd

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MC_Hammerty
MC_Hammerty

The camera in Tenchu was one of it's biggest flaws. I can't imagine how badly it will handle on the DS.

Morpheus
Morpheus

The Godfather: Mob Wars? Doesn't that sound a little corny? oh well.....