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EA talks Godfather II's GTA and RTS gameplay

During a William Blair & Company's investor meeting earlier this week, EA boss John Riccitiello mentioned that their EA Redwood Shores studio is currently hard at work on a sequel to Godfather, conveniently called Godfather II. Surprise!

More interesting is what Riccitiello then went on to say about Godfather II's interesting gameplay twist, telling investors that "you can play this game 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..." He also mentioned that it's a game they'll be "talking a lot about this fall", pretty much slating it for a 2009 release.

GTA-style Godfather with a hint of RTS? Color us confused yet intrigued.

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