All the Don wannabes will get a chance to test their mobster acting when Electronic Arts releases The Godfather II, a game that immerses players into the organized crime of the 60s. The good news is that the game is coming sooner than expected, with EA setting a March 6 release date for the UK. No mention about the release date in other regions was made, but we see no reason for the publishers to delay the worldwide release, so it’s safe to say that everybody will get a chance to play the new game this spring.
Those who pre-order the game will get a very interesting bonus: an exclusive crew member, Tommy Cipolla, the only crew member to possess two specialties – arsonist and medic – as well as carry a level-two double-barreled shotgun early in the game.
As a Don, players can build a crew and grow their family in an effort to become the most powerful mob syndicate in America. Players will be able to choose how and when to use their Made men, either by commanding them directly in battle as part of their crew (which means that you can either play this part as a strategy title or an action one), or by sending them to do a job in another part of the world – bombing rival family rackets, attacking their businesses, or defending your own.
The Godfather II will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC systems.