The Godfather 2 Slated for Late 2008 to Early 2009

EA Redwood Shores' upcoming sequel The Godfather 2 is expected for a late 2008 to early 2009 release, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello revealed at an annual investor's conference today.

Speaking on the company's upcoming roster of mature-themed titles, the CEO stated that The Godfather 2 would be arriving at retailers "a few months" after the November release of Valve Software's Left 4 Dead (PC, 360).

Inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's celebrated film trilogy, the game will allow players to control their mafia empire via RTS-like top-down controls. No platforms for the upcoming mob sim have yet been announced, though Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions seem likely, with a Wii version also possible.