Although there has not yet been an official announcement, the development of The Godfather II isn't exactly a secret, as it was originally announced as a trilogy. During the William Blair & Company’s 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that "You can play this game both at the street level, much like a GTA-style game, but you can also play it top-down, almost like you’re in an RTS, controlling the strategy of the boroughs so you can see what’s going on."
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'The Godfather II' (ALL) First Details
by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT
After being promoted by Michael Corleone to Don of New York, players expand to new cities, as they build up their families through extorting businesses, monopolizing illegal crime rings and defeating new families in an effort to become the most powerful mob family in America. To help players manage their empire, The Godfather II introduces The Dons View an innovative strategy meta-game that allows players to oversee the entire world as they grow the family business. Using the Dons View, players will be able to build, defend and expand their crime rings, while keeping an eye on the movements and plans of the rival families.