Mafia 2 for Next-gen Consoles, PCs announced by 2K

Mafia 2 Logo and Screenshot

2K Games, Take-Two Interactive Software’s publishing label has announced that it will play publisher to the sequel of the original Mafia title called ‘Mafia 2’.

Interestingly, the original Mafia title sold over two million copies worldwide. In fact, this game helped popularize the whole gangster genre.

Mafia 2 features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action.

Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940’s early 1950’s scenario. Players will easily become engaged in the game’s cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living breathing city.

By fusing high octane gunplay with white knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, Mafia 2 looks like it could become the most compelling Mafia title to date.

Mafia 2 is being developed by Illusion Softworks, who were also the developers of the original Mafia game title.

According to Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K, “As the original Mafia was a big success, we are excited to leverage the power of next generation console technology to create an all-new experience, while embracing the elements that resonated with the previous game’s fans.”

“The ‘wow’ factor of Mafia 2 is definitely the benchmark-setting visual quality and action that you expect to see only in Hollywood movies,” he added.

Mafia 2 is being developed for all next generation video game consoles as well as Games for Windows.