EA have just let us know that a new multiplayer mode, called Don Control, will be coming to The Godfather II game at launch, which is April 10th. The patch will take the “Think Like a Don” strategic gameplay into an online environment and allows players to build a family, command them in battle and view the action from a bird’s eye view above. It’ll also be free. Sure, EA have been as guitly as any (Need For Speed Undercover, anyone) for charging for ridiculous things, but hopefully this is a step in the right direction.
Don Control introduces an additional layer of gameplay on top of the four multiplayer modes and six maps already available in the game and invites players to compete to see who is the ultimate Don of Dons. Players can now challenge one another in 16-player battles for their in-game currency from the single-player game. As a Don online, players can recruit others to join their family by giving them a cut of the profits. But if a player loses as Don, the in-game currency they wagered will be removed in their single-player campaign and their empire can come crumbling down.
Head on over to http://godfather2.ea.com/ for more information on the game.