EA has announced that The Godfather II has gone gold and will be available on April 7 in North America and April 10 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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.

Build your anticipation by heading to the Godfather II game page where you'll find a bunch of hands-on previews, trailers and screens.