Follow up to the successful 2002 PC title Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Mafia II is finally getting a solid release date announced by Take-Two with North American Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 owners all getting the title August 24. Gamespy also notes that our first hands on experience with the title will be at PAX East, which is kicking off tomorrow, so we will more than likely have more updates then. However, until then, here is a synopsis of Mafia II from developer 2K Czech:
Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian-American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. Vito, along with his lifelong friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Looking to escape the life of hardship that his father led, Vito dreams about becoming a “made man,” and together with Joe, will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. However, the two quickly realize that life as a wise guy isn’t quite as glamorous as it seems.