EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment have today announced that The Godfather II video game will be released in North America on April 7 and across Europe on April 10.

In The Godfather II players will immerse themselves in a 1960's organised crime world. As a Don, they will build a crew and grow their family in an effort to become the most powerful mob syndicate in America.

The sequel also promises to introduce strategic gameplay mechanics never before seen in an open-world game. Using the Don's View, a 3D representation of the player's criminal empire, players will need to coordinate their strategy, plan hits on rival Made men, attack enemy rackets, and much more.

The Godfather II is scheduled for release for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on April 10.