Godfather II roughs up retailers in February

Electronic Arts' latest lets gamers expand their turf beyond the Big Apple to Florida and Cuba.

Even before the first Godfather game was released in 2006, Electronic Arts was already talking sequels. In June, EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed that the Godfather II is indeed on the way, and today the publisher fleshed out a few details on the game, including a release window and platforms.

Set to launch in February on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, The Godfather II is "inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama." As in the film, the classic mob saga will be set against the backdrops of New York, Florida, and Cuba.

Players will once again roam open-world environments as the newly appointed Don of New York. In keeping with the new position of leadership, players will handle strategic organizational aspects of the mob, like establishing and maintaining criminal endeavors and creating a stable of Made Men.

That doesn't mean players won't get their hands dirty. Electronic Arts is promising "even more visceral hand-to-hand brutality," as well as new combo mechanics and more pressure tactics and executions.

For more on the first game, check out GameSpot's review.

[CORRECTION]: We originally reported that players would play as Michael Corleone. In fact, they play as a member of the family appointed to the Don of New York position by Corleone.

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209 comments
Horrortot1
Horrortot1

The first game was awsome the gameplay added a lot of unique things to the sand box genre. You dont need to like the film to play this game, i hope the gameplay is going to be as fun and unique as the first.

miklollipop
miklollipop

Ill get both they are both very good games

dj_c4
dj_c4

new screen shots look weak. Graphics are not that impressive...they look like the ps2 game pretty much

One-Man-Clan
One-Man-Clan

The first game was great if you havent played it. Ill probably play both mafia 2 and this.

GIF
GIF

Never played part 1 and not going to touch part 2. Not when the director of the movies says its hogwash and trusting by EAs track record save for the Need for Speed series, I'll trust Francis Ford Coppola.

eestlane4u
eestlane4u

No chance as Mafia 2 is coming out.

WitWolfy
WitWolfy

I havnt played th 1st one yet ... i guess i could try it....

bethular
bethular

A Shame that the don himself couldent show up

Al_CaPope
Al_CaPope

percypoo: from wot i can remember brando is not in godfather part two... so there will b no need for the dialouge! he was going to just have a cameo in the birthday scene, but apparently he wanted $250,000 and 10% of the box office for literally a 2 minute scene... so surprisingly the directors told him where to go! :P

Percypoo
Percypoo

A shame that Marlon Brando died a couple years ago, but if the game is in fact based on the film "The Godfather Part 2" then I suppose it could have some his dialouge.

raimgamer
raimgamer

Umm, can't play this game but my cousin says its cool. Check my SW images at my profile's images!

cooldude03
cooldude03

Bought first game, I was very dissappointed. With GTA being so damn good, Godfather 2 has big shoes to fill to even compete in the sandbox areana.

raverrozza
raverrozza

Ranoldo Roges Im saying that the Wii cannot handle this game. I imagine its going to be graphically very impressive and pushing both the 360 and ps3 hard. which means it has no chance of running on the wii. and proman84 im with you mate. Mafia 2 is much more promising but who knows.

tsunami19
tsunami19

hope its better than the first one

Proman84
Proman84

This has virtually (haha) nothing to do with the property. I think I'm going to wait for Mafia II instead.

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

People were actually tricked into buying this game? People really ARE naive I guess

RanaldoRoges
RanaldoRoges

No Wii version? The only thing that will be roughed up would be EA's pockets. Also, I am not passing the Wii off as a graphical beast, but do not say that the Wii cannot handle this game simply because other third-party developers throw Motion Control into the mix and try to warrant a $50 price tag. There are two types of third-party Wii developers: The Harmonix-type (Downloadable content, Create-A-Character, online? Wii? NOT POSSIBLE!) and there is the Neversoft-type (we are looking at solutions for downloadable content and Guitar Hero III that came out months before Rockband had online. LOL!) Granted, I cannot stop people from buying crap like Deca Sports and Carnival Games, but I am sure that Harmonix is getting hit where it hurts.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

EA + Open-World Crime game = No Purchase I know EA has been getting better at giving developers the time and money they need to make better games, but that doesn't mean they have the hired help to actually accomplish tasks, such as building an open-world crime game. I was really put off of the first game and that really makes me not want to get into this new one. I'll save complete judgement for gameplay videos and a demo, but they'll have to really prove themselves before I even start to think of buying.

Akatsuki398
Akatsuki398

This will be another GTA San Andreas since you give commands to your gang.

mrkame16
mrkame16

It will probably have better graphics than the first one, and i like it, but im skeptical about the story...

Le-Beave
Le-Beave

I enjoyed the first so this should be good :)

koolmodean
koolmodean

The 1st one was awesome the 2nd one is going to rock even more

lucebuce
lucebuce

this games's gonna rock dude , though they didnt put so much effort on the first one . i just hope they've learned their lesson

xMADxDOGx
xMADxDOGx

god father 1 was so good, how can this one be bether ? dx 10? bf bad company effects :D ?

pygmahia5
pygmahia5

ill definately be getting this. first one was amazing.

djt567
djt567

the first one was ok but fun and a sequal is only going to make it beter

raejie
raejie

yeahh.. i need this one!

pwnmachine244
pwnmachine244

The first one was good, this one looks to be great. Hope they come up with some online multiplayer for it.

spicyramen08
spicyramen08

You look a little flushed, you need some treatment?

coold_steam
coold_steam

never played the first game ,im looking forward this on hope it will be great

chechak7
chechak7

god father is good game i thing godfather 2 will be great

Judza
Judza

First game was quite decent. Here's hoping this is even better and improves upon it in every way.

V-Nine
V-Nine

...as long as the movie theme music is intact......

fearless15
fearless15

What? No Wii version? The Wii version was really good; had great controls, gameplay and good graphics (for the wii of course). They better release a new version later. Hopefully in the summer of 2009.

XDaJokermanX
XDaJokermanX

This is kick ass. I loved the first game. It was no GTA but was still a great game. And I haven't even done half of it yet. I should start playing it again and beat it before this one comes out.

elvato87
elvato87

I enjoyed the wii version of the first game (didn't play the other versions), too bad they didn't announe a wii version of the second part

ignamatador
ignamatador

This games is awesome im gonna wait, but, very exited

xbox360progamer
xbox360progamer

wow"am gonna make you an offer you cant refuse " lol i cant wait lol even though the frist one sucked..

Baramos6
Baramos6

It seems kind of weird that their not releasing a Wii version, they did it with the first why not do it with the second? Maybe it will come a little later in the year.

ethanrulez
ethanrulez

this game is goning to be awsome!

tupac-makaveli
tupac-makaveli

great news, i bought the limited edition for the ps2 back in the day and i put some 56 quality hours into this game, can't wait for part II. though, i wonder how cuba and florida will work out, esp. after scarface, vice city and driv3r nailed those places.

gamefreakwill
gamefreakwill

I'll probably get this since I loved the first one

twistedkid77
twistedkid77

I was pleasantly surprised with the first game. It was fun to play, all while doing the movie justice. Hopefully the second one will improve upon the flaws.