Electronic Arts today announced that The Godfather II has gone gold.
The Godfather II game from Electronic Arts and Paramount Digital Entertainment will be available on April 7th in North America and April 10th in Europe for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and PC.
The Godfather fiction endures because it emphasizes the power of being a Don - running the family, pulling the strings, outsmarting enemies - and The Godfather II game puts this power in the player's hands right from the start. On the eve of the Cuban revolution, a major mob meeting in Havana takes a bloody turn and the Don of your family is killed. Success breeds opportunity, so when Michael Corleone comes under investigation by a Senate Committee on Organized Crime, the Corleone Family calls upon you to reestablish its operation in New York and eventually expand into new territories, Miami and Cuba, by any means necessary.
As a Don in the Corleone family, The Godfather II lets the player carve out their own story of deception, betrayal, and conquest in a 1960's organized crime world. While at its heart The Godfather II is an action game, it allows players to go beyond street life to roll up their sleeves and get a feel for the challenges of running their own organized crime family. Players will have to invest in their family, manage their business, and even reach out to corrupt officials all of which is done through the revolutionary Don's View. The Don's View is a 3D representation of the player's criminal empire, putting the player in the Don's mindset; it allows them to coordinate their family strategy, plan hits on rival made men, attack enemy rackets, and much more. By letting players call the shots, The Godfather II delivers the ultimate organized crime experience in both the single and multiplayer* modes.
The Godfather II has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ for PEGI. Players who pre-order The Godfather II at participating retailers worldwide will receive an exclusive crew member, named Tommy Cipolla, to hire into their family.