Electronic Arts' The Godfather II has finally shipped to North American retailers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles, as well as the PC platform. Interestingly enough, on the eve of the said launch, EA sent out swag kits for the gaming press -- which contained real brass knuckles.
The entire package was very well done, with a small wooden cigar box, cheap stogie included, a pack of matches, a pair of dice and a piece of wire. The details put into it are also said to be impressive, with a few matchsticks missing from the pack, and smelling faintly of burnt sulfur. On the inside cover of the matchbox is scrawled a phone number.
That sounds definitely cool, although some states like Pennsylvania (where GamePolitics, being one of the recipients of said swag bag, is based) prohibit brass knuckles. However, as they pointed out, it's not all that bad cos there is an exception to the general rule, and that is if the weapon is solely as a curio, or included in a dramatic performance.
Well, The Godfather II is a dramatic performance, right?
The Godfather II is tagged at a MSRP US 59.99 for both consoles, while the PC version is tagged at US 49.99. It will be available in Europe on April 10th.
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