Mafia II Mob Reenactment Game Now Shipping

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2K Games announced today that it’s started to ship its latest creation, Mafia II – a mob-reenactment game set in 1940s America. Available for Windows-based desktops (as well as the PS3 and Xbox360), Mafia II centers around the story of Vito, a second-generation Italian-American who wants nothing more than to become a made man.

Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K Games, commented on the new release:

“Mafia II is what gamers want in a mob game – the marriage of a compelling story with edge-of-the-seat action and lifelike characters that immerse players in an epic entertainment experience. When you add in a setting that accurately reflects a period in history that has never been rendered so beautifully, it sets a new benchmark not just for the action-crime genre, but for any game set in the real world with a rich story to tell.”

2K Games did their best to immerse gamers in the mob environment by licensing era-appropriate music. Over 100 songs from the mob heydays can be heard sprinkled throughout the game and playing over car stereos, including tracks by Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Duke Ellington and Muddy Waters.

The game is available now, both at retail and on Steam, for $49.99.

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