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EA and Paramount Pictures Delivers The Godfather The Game Beginning March 21

Electronic Arts will release THE GODFATHER THE GAME videogame on March 21, 2006, in North America and on March 24 the game will be available on retain shelves in Europe. Developed by EA, the open-world videogame is based on the critically-acclaimed book by Mario Puzo and the classic film by Paramount Pictures through a strategic licensing relationship with Viacom Consumer Products. Gamers worldwide may step into the Dons dangerous world of intimidation and negotiation via their PlayStation2, Xbox or PC. The Godfather The Game will also be available for the Xbox 360 videogame and PSP later in 2006.

Gamers take on the role of a young man just entering the Corleone family, create their own mob character and work their way to the top, choosing whatever force they want to use in their rise to power. Players go beyond the films and book to actually step into the living world of THE GODFATHER fiction throughout 1940s New York City. Relive classic moments from the fiction and experience open-world gameplay alongside unforgettable characters from the film, such as Luca Brasi, Sonny, Tom Hagan, and Don Vito Corleone.

THE GODFATHER is one of the most exciting, dramatic and memorable works of fiction in the world; for the videogame, we felt it was important to build a complex and responsive open-world that puts you in the heart of the action, said David DeMartini exec producer of THE GODFATHER THE GAME. The deeper you are into the experience the better the game gets, DeMartini added.

Our goal has always been to maintain the legacy of THE GODFATHER and empower players to interact in the world based on one of the most remarkable motion pictures of all time, said Sandi Isaacs, vp of Interactive at Viacom Consumer Products. Electronic Arts has been an exceptional partner and were incredibly excited to launch one of the most anticipated games of the year.

THE GODFATHER THE GAME is being developed by EA Redwood Shores, where such hit franchises as LORD OF THE RINGS, JAMES BOND and TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR games were made. More information about the games are available at www.info.ea.com or the games homepage at www.godfather.ea.com. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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 and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. For more information, visit www.ea.com.

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