So you may have heard about 2K’s latest game Mafia II, but weren’t really sure if it is a day one buy or if you are even interested. Well this may answer that lingering question for you as 2K is set to release a demo for Mafia II on all consoles including the PC. Find all the details below in the recently received Press Release. But first I am going to add my two cents about the game as I recently had a chance to play it at the Sony Preview Event I attended. This game is awesome looking and is fun to play. The mechanics seemed flawless and the back drop of the 1950’s that they are portraying looks awesome. From driving the cars to shooting this game is awesome. That was my quick two cents, but see for yourself on August 10th to see if this game is for you.
2K Games Takes Hit Out on Gamers with Mafia® II Playable Demo
Available on August 10
Gamers worldwide soon to take their first criminal steps in Empire Bay with the action-packed crime game demo
New York, NY – July 22, 2010 – 2K Games announced today that its upcoming epic action crime game, Mafia® II, will have a downloadable demo available worldwide on August 10 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Set in the fully realized and immersive 1940’s and 1950’s American urban cityscape of Empire Bay, soon all gamers will be able to experience the decadent and meticulously crafted atmosphere, intense shooting and driving gameplay, and character narrative in Mafia II that is set to be released on August 24 in North America, August 26 in Australia and August 27 internationally.
The Mafia II demo invites gamers to dive into the “Buzzsaw” level, where Vito and his buddies, Joe and Henry, are sent to take out a mobster known as “The Fat Man”. While the epic game spans two decades, the Buzzsaw demo takes place during the summer of the ‘50s – a time considered the “Birth of Cool”, and with it, rock ‘n’ roll, hot rods, and rebellious attitudes. The demo showcases the type of vibrant edge-of-your-seat action, as well as a slice of the expansive city of Empire Bay in the colorful era.
Mafia II looks to be the industry’s most compelling action crime game to date. Players take control of Vito Scaletta, who is making a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay. He’s someone who can be trusted to get a job done. Together with his buddy Joe, he is working to prove himself to the Mafia quickly escalating up the family ladder with crimes of larger reward, status and consequences… the life as a wise guy isn’t quite as untouchable as it seems.
Mafia II is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Mafia II, please visit www.mafia2game.com. For information on how to pre-order the game, please go to: www.mafia2game.com/preorder. To get immersed in the mob experience, please visit: www.mafia2game.com/frankiepotts.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).