More downloadable content to come this time for Mafia 2. 2K Games announced that a first DLC will be exclusively available on Playstation 3 when the game launches on August 24 in North America and August 27 in Europe. Now don't start complaining about early DLC just yet as it will also be completely free of charge for those who purchase the game. Another DLC is already planned on all platforms but no pricing nor date have been revealed for now. Maybe this will help those who own the three platforms in their choice when the end of August comes. More details inside.
New York, NY - July 16, 2010 - 2K Games announced today the first two action-infused downloadable content packs for its upcoming epic action crime game, Mafia® II. The Betrayal of Jimmy* will be available as a free download on the day the game launches exclusively for players worldwide who purchase a new copy of Mafia II for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The second DLC pack, Jimmy's Vendetta*, will be available soon after the launch of Mafia II and will offer players a different arcade style of gameplay with new missions and leaderboard competition on the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Get ready for a wild ride with guns blazing through Empire Bay.
The Betrayal of Jimmy downloadable content, available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system, will be accessible for free with voucher codes included with each new PlayStation 3 system copy of the game, or purchasable beginning on the day of Mafia II's launch through the PlayStation®Network for $9.99.
The Betrayal of Jimmy will take players into an alternate perspective of the mob through the eyes of Jimmy, a mercenary. Jimmy is the guy the other guys call when they need to finish the job. The Betrayal of Jimmy features dozens of intense newly created arcade-style, city-based missions that keep Jimmy driving, shooting and rampaging through Empire Bay. Missions will unlock as they progress, activating a slew of assassination and timed vehicle missions ending in dramatic shootouts and explosive car chases. Players will rack up points for performance, power slides, and skill shots. The scores will be immediately posted to the new leaderboard system, providing extensive re-playability, as players work to rise to the top of the ranks. Get to know Empire Bay - the executioner's way.
In Jimmy's Vendetta, which will be available for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 and PC, players will get their hands dirty helping Jimmy clean up other people's messes. New city-based missions and locales will give players many new reasons to head back to Empire Bay. Jimmy's Vendetta will offer more replay action and allow players to outrank friends as they rise to the top of the leaderboard. Details on pricing and availability for Jimmy's Vendetta will be revealed at a later date.
But they haven't stayed consistent. In BF1 the best vanilla SMG is *by far* the hardest to unlock. (8 Hours ago)
Example: the best AR in BF3/4 is the AEK and it's one of the first guns you unlock in both games. (8 Hours ago)
@Tinks: Right.. a lot of their unlocks avoid this issue by putting all the best stuff at the front of the unlock tree. (8 Hours ago)
the unlock rate is bad when it means gaining perk advantages against others with less playtime. (9 Hours ago)
and then letting you use those weapons against users who don't have them has always seemed wrong to me (15 Hours ago)
@MikeManiac61: I don't mind the unlock rate too much (although there are a few exceptions in BF1) since they frontload the best weapons a lot of the time. But locking good weapons behind DLC (15 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Having the same sentiments. It's reminding me of Battlefront 2 and their system where you have to grind so much for an unlock. (15 Hours ago)