EA just shipped the specialized ports of The Godfather
on the Wii, and Don's Edition
on the PS3. Each version takes advantage of the motion-control capabilities of the respective controllers, but I'm particularly interested in the Wii version. In any case, it's a small reprieve from the inexcusable Wii drought we're slogging through right now.
EA’S NEW GODFATHER VIDEOGAMES SHIP TODAY
FOR THE PLAYSTATION 3 AND WII
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 21, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced that The Godfather® The Don’s Edition for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and The Godfather® Blackhand Edition for the Wii™ have shipped in North America. The games will be available worldwide on March 23rd. These fully interactive living world titles are based on the classic film by Paramount Pictures and the critically-acclaimed book by Mario Puzo.
The Godfather Blackhand Edition redesigns the motion-based Blackhand Control system specifically for the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The power is in your hands as you take down the opposition, or point directly at the screen using the Wii Remote for pinpoint firearm accuracy. The Godfather The Don’s Edition contains The Corleone Expansion Pack with new compounds to control, missions to conquer, and the new Corleone Challenges mode. The Godfather The Don’s Edition also takes full advantage of the SIXAXIS™ controller for PLAYSTATION 3; manhandle your controller to manhandle your opponent.
Developed by EA Redwood Shores The Godfather The Don’s Edition and The Godfather Blackhand Edition have been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. The MSRP for The Godfather The Don’s Edition is $59.99 on PLAYSTATION 3 and $49.99 for The Godfather Blackhand Edition on Wii. More information about EA games is available at www.info.ea.com or the game’s homepage at www.godfather.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is part of the Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). PPC is a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group (PMPG). PDE is responsible for the digital delivery of filmed entertainment content to consumers across current and emerging global platforms including online, wireless and gaming on behalf of PMPG labels, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Studios and Worldwide Television Distribution.
Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. ® & © 2007 Paramount Pictures. PLAYSTATION is a registered trademark and SIXAXIS is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ™, ®, Nintendo and Wii are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.