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Godfather II Coming April by Anthony Barlow
February 12, 2009, 2:50 pm
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[By Anthony]

EA have just let us know that the recently delayed Godfather II game will now be released in April. The game was originally set to release around the end of this month, but was delayed in order to give the game more of a push marketing-wise. With all of the other massive titles coming out at that time (Killzone 2, Steet Fighter IV e.t.c.), I think the game might have been missed by many. I think an April release will help the game a hell of a lot, good business decision from EA there.



EA Delays Godfather II by Anthony Barlow
February 4, 2009, 9:18 am
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[By Anthony]

As Ad’s kindly commented before EA have delayed the release of The Godfather II. The game was slated for release towards the end of the month, but has now been pushed back to the April-June time frame. EA’s John Riccitiello has said that he felt the game needed more of a marketing push and that EA needed to generate more excitement for the game. Marketing wasn’t the only fault though, Riccitiello also blamed the 2008 ‘holiday’ season, saying:

“To be honest with you, we looked at the title, title feels very solid It will appeal to its audience well and it was likely to ship, as we had originally planned it, into a very cluttered, price reduced excess inventory channel both in North America and Europe in a heavy competitive environment. We didn’t think it would get its best shot at success in [fiscal] Q4.”

Either way the game does look good. Although, I do recall that the game was meant to ship around the same time as Killzone 2. Could this have something to do with the delay? I’m guessing we’ll never know.