Electronic Arts was supposed to finish out its mostly dismal 2009 fiscal year strong. Such was not to be the case, however, as EA bumped its trio of high-profile games as part of its third-quarter earnings report. The Sims 3, a sequel to one of the best-selling games in history, was pushed from its late-February release to June 2. Meanwhile, BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins was bumped to the end of the year to coincide with the console editions of the game.
And then there was The Godfather II, the only game not to receive an updated release window. That changed today, though, as EA said that the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game will now take to the streets on April 7 in North America, with a European rollout following three days later. The Godfather II draws its inspiration from both Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 film and the original novel by Mario Puzzo--whose family was recently enriched by a lawsuit settlement over the game.
As the newly appointed don of New York, players will handle strategic organizational aspects of the mob, such as establishing and maintaining criminal endeavors and creating a stable of made men. Players won't be above the fracas on the streets, however, as the game also includes the original game's open-world action gameplay.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of The Godfather II.