Godfather 2 Sports RTS-like Crime Control

EA Redwood Shores' upcoming Godfather game sequel will allow gamers to control their mafia empire from the streets or from an RTS-like top-down view, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello revealed at a recent investor meeting

"You can play [Godfather 2] both at the street level, much like a GTA-style game, but you can also play it top-down, almost like you're in an RTS, controlling the strategy of the boroughs so you can see what's going on," the CEO told investors, reports Next-Gen.

Riccitello's comments mark the first concrete details of the project, which was first unveiled last July. No platforms or release date have been announced, though the game is expected to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and possibly Wii.

Released in 2006, the first Godfather game, inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's film trilogy of the same name, arrived on PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, and PSP. PlayStation 3 and Wii editions of the title followed in 2007.