August Launch For Mafia II

Mobster video game combines storytelling with the style and vices of the ’40s and ’50s for high-stakes third-person shooter.

2K Games has announced that Mafia II will be availableon August 27, 2010 in all international territories.

Mafia II transports gamers into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mafia. The fiction is embellished by an era-evoking atmosphere that replicates the clothing, cars, music and advertising of 1940’s and 1950’s Americana.

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, claims 2K Games.

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 organized 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..
The game will be available on the PS3, the Xbox 360, and Windows PC.