A date with the mob

A few weeks back we gave you a little heads up about sandbox crime simulator Mafia 2, in which you play an Italian-American hardcase Vito Scaletta, who struts around the fictional yank town of Empire City, generally acting like a big-time hot shot; robbing, shooting, that sort of thing. Anyway, publisher 2K Games has announced that it will be released in the UK on 27 August this year. Which is nice. No news on whether they’ve tarted up the combat yet, mind you.

‘The fiction is embellished by a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere that meticulously replicates the clothing, cars, music and advertising of 1940's and 1950's Americana,’ wibbled a press release. ‘Players will easily become immersed in the game's cinematic Hollywood-style experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing metropolis.’

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