EA has announced that The Godfather II, the sequel to its hit open-world action title based on the acclaimed movie license, will miss its previously announced February launch in favour of a April-June debut.

Speaking during an earnings call with investors last night EA CEO John Riccitiello noted: "In the case of Godfather 2, to be honest with you, we looked at the title, title feels very solid. It appealed to its audience well and it was likely to ship as we had originally planned it. We were very cluttered, price reduced excess inventory channel both in North America and Europe in a heavy competitive environment. We didn't think we would get its best shot for success in Q4."

For more on The Godfather check out VideoGamer.com's recent hands-on impressions.