EA Announces New Street Date for The Godfather II

February 11, 2009

EA Announces New Street Date for
The Godfather II

Be the Don and Build Your Crime
Family on April 7, 2009

Electronic Arts Inc. and Paramount
Digital Entertainment today announced that The Godfather II videogame will now
be available in stores on April 7th in North America and April 10th in Europe.

“The Godfather II is taking the
open-world genre in an entirely new direction by combining the furious combat of
acting like a mobster, with the strategic gameplay of thinking like a Don,” says
Hunter Smith, Executive Producer for The Godfather II. “As game makers, when we
looked at what lies at the heart of the Godfather universe, we discovered a game
focused around organized crime. The Corleones and all the other families schemed
and fought to gain access and control of different territories, so that they
could control the flow of money in those areas. This underlying battle cloaked
secrecy is what The Godfather II and mafia life is all about, and we wanted
players to be in control as a Don and make those strategic decisions to lead
their family’s to success.”

As a Don in the Corleone family, The
Godfather II allows players to carve out their own story of deception, betrayal,
and conquest in a 1960’s organized crime world. Interacting closely with major
characters, your story will interweave with many of the key events from the
film, such as the meeting of the Don’s in Cuba, blackmailing Senator Geary, and
the Senate investigation of organized crime. Players will have to invest in
their family, manage their business, and 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; it allows them to coordinate
their 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.

Developed at the EA Redwood Stores
studio, The Godfather II will be coming to the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and PC.
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. The Godfather II has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ for

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