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Mafia 2 demo hits XBL, PSN and Steam

Time to get your gangster on!

2K’s sent word through the streets that a new kids in town.  Today sees the release of the Mafia 2 demo on PC (via Steam), Xbox 360 (XBL) and PS3 (PSN).   Before anyone complains, the PSN demo is only available to PS+ subscribers until tomorrow when it goes on general release to all.

The game gives you a taste of the gut wrenchingly brutal 50’s life of a Goodfella.  Giving you brief glimpses of areas like Empire Bay and the Buzzsaw level to play with 2K hope to draw you in to a new criminal underworld.  The game launches on all three platforms on the 28th August.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

2K Games Releases Mafia® II Playable Demo, Available Now

Gamers invited back in time to immerse themselves in an action-packed epic mob drama
Windsor, UK – August 10, 2010 2K Games announced today the availability of a downloadable demo for Mafia® II, the action-driven epic crime saga for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The demo is available for free to download from PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and via Steam and select internet portals for Windows PC. Set in Empire Bay, a fully realized and immersive 1940’s and 1950’s American urban cityscape, the Mafia II demo invites gamers to experience the title’s intense shooting, white-knuckle car-chases, compelling characters, engaging narrative and decadent and meticulously crafted atmosphere. Mafia II will be released on August 24 in North America, August 26 in Australia and August 27 internationally.
While the game spans two eras, the Mafia II demo invites gamers to dive into the “Buzzsaw” level, which 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. In the demo, Vito Scaletta and his buddies, Joe and Henry, are sent to take out a mobster known as “The Fat Man”. This mission showcases vibrant edge-of-your-seat action, era-evoking cars, memorable characters and a snapshot of the expansive city of Empire Bay in this colorful era.
Mafia II centres around Vito Scaletta, who has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay. He’s someone who can be trusted to get the job done. Together with his buddy Joe, he is working to prove himself to the Mafia, a move which escalates to crimes that generate bigger rewards, bigger status, and bigger consequences.

Mafia II is rated PEGI 18. For more information on where to download the Mafia II demo, please visit www.mafia2game.com/demo

For more information on how to preorder 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).

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