donsElectronic Arts (EA) says a new multiplayer mode, called Don Control, will be coming to The Godfather II game. This new mode will be available as a free downloadable patch when the game releases on April 7th in North America and April 10th in Europe.

The Godfather is an American action film released in 1972. It’s on a novel written in 1969 by Mario Puzo. The film is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, among others. The story revolves around Italian-American Corleone crime family.

The Godfather film got Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Sequels are: The Godfather: The Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990.

Here’s what EA explains about its game. Don Control takes the “Think Like a Don” strategic gameplay into an online environment and allows players to build a family, command them in battle and view the action from a bird’s eye view above.

Don Control introduces an additional layer of gameplay on top of the four multiplayer modes and six maps already available in the game and invites players to compete to see who is the ultimate Don of Dons. 

Players can now challenge one another in 16-player battles for their in-game currency from the single-player game. As a Don online, players can recruit others to join their family by giving them a cut of the profits. But if a player loses as Don, the in-game currency they wagered will be removed in their single-player campaign and their empire can come crumbling down. 

The Godfather II blends the furious combat of being a mobster with the strategic thinking of being a Don both offline and online. 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.

Players will have to build and invest in their family, command their crew, and manage their family business, all of which is done through the 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 strategy, plan hits on rival made men, attack enemy rackets, and much more. 

The Godfather II game from EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment will be available on the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and PC. The game has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ for PEGI. 

According to EA, 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. 

Photo courtesy: EA

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About Rakesh Raman

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