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A release date and some images for Mafia 2

A release date and some images for Mafia 2

After many delays, here is a good news for those who, like me, have been waiting for this game for 8 years : Mafia 2 will be available on August 24th in the US and August 27th in Europe, for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. And to celebrate that, 2K Games just sends us these 5 new images.

Press release :

2K Games Announces August 27, 2010 UK Street Date for Mafia® II

Epic mobster video game combines rich storytelling with the style and vices of the '40s and '50s for high-stakes third-person shooter

WINDSOR, UK – March 25, 2010 – 2K Games announced today that Mafia® II will be available on August 27, 2010 in the UK for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. Mafia II is currently in development by 2K Czech, the same creative team behind the award-winning, genre-defining Mafia®, which captivated millions of gamers around the world.

Through a compelling narrative, Mafia II transports gamers into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mafia. The fiction is embellished by a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere that meticulously replicates the clothing, cars, music and advertising of 1940’s and 1950’s Americana. Players will easily become immersed in the game’s cinematic Hollywood-style experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing metropolis. By fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, Mafia II looks to be the industry’s most compelling Mafia title to date. recently said “this will be one of the highlights of 2010”.

Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten-down Italian-American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. Vito, along with his lifelong friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organised crime. Looking to escape the life of hardship that his father led, Vito dreams about becoming a “made man,” and together with Joe, will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. However, the two quickly realize that life as a wise guy isn’t quite as glamorous as it seems.

Additionally, Mafia II will be playable by the public for the first time at the Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East) being held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts from March 26 – March 28 at the 2K Games booth (booth #103).

Mafia II is rated PEGI 18. For more information on Mafia II, please visit

All comments

Commented on 2010-03-25 15:35:50
Mass Effect, FFXIII, Alan Wake, Mafia II and Halo Reach - best year for 360 ever?
Commented on 2010-03-25 15:43:35
Don't forget Red Dead Redemption :D...
Commented on 2010-03-25 15:53:16
yeah, rite ... I was 100% sure I had forgot some ;)
Commented on 2010-03-25 16:09:18
Hot damn,its really hard to focus in what you post with an avatr like that!!!

Im drooling over here......
Commented on 2010-03-25 16:12:27
I know what you mean ... best pair ever ;))
Commented on 2010-03-25 16:34:54
can we expect some coop mode ?
Commented on 2010-03-25 17:03:51 In reply to docLEXfisti
Posted by docLEXfisti
I know what you mean ... best pair ever ;))
I told my wife this would show up on the internet. But would she listen? Noooo
Commented on 2010-03-25 17:26:36 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I told my wife this would show up on the internet. But would she listen? Noooo

This game is going to be great!
Commented on 2010-03-25 20:17:50
this, red dead, and Alan wake.. i hope all demonstrate how far gamings evolving with narrative. Loved the first Mafia, and it's pacing - a perfect example of how to manipulate a tight story around an open world setting.
Commented on 2010-03-25 22:27:05
i cant wait for looking forward to driving at the legal speed limit again.
Commented on 2010-03-26 07:25:46 In reply to docLEXfisti
Posted by docLEXfisti
I know what you mean ... best pair ever ;))
I am trying to stare at you face, but it's the dog in me.

I can wait for this game. I am going to be so broke, New Xbox, and all these cool games, maybe I can slip in a PS3 in there before Christmas, but I am pushing it.
Commented on 2010-03-26 11:36:06
I really hope this does well, rumour has it that unless it sells in big numbers 2k Czech will be closed, which will be a real shame as Illusion Softworks produced some excellent games over the years, especially Hidden and Dangerous 1 and 2 and the first Mafia game.

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