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4:00 AM on 08.18.2010

See the tools of the trade in Mafia II

We've seen plenty of Mafia II over the past year and it's finally coming out next week. 2K is still pumping out new stuff to show for the game as you can tell by these two new videos here. The videos, along with two addition...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 08.12.2010

Mafia II is all up in your Facebook, Pandora playlist

2K Games has discovered social media and wants to make sure you don’t miss the fact that Mafia II is coming out later this month. The publisher has announced not only a Facebook game, “Mafia II Hit List,” bu...

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 08.09.2010

Mafia II launch party with mobsters, girls, booze

2K Games' drops Mafia II on August 24, and our friends over at Gamertag Radio are throwing parties in New York City and Miami to help celebrate. On August 22, the part kicks off at the Grand Central in Miami, with DJ Sharpsou...

Nick Chester



Hands-on: 'The Betrayal of Jimmy' in Mafia II photo
Hands-on: 'The Betrayal of Jimmy' in Mafia II
by Ben Perlee

Exclusive downloadable content seems to be the hot trend right now for Microsoft and Sony. If they can't get an exclusive contract from a third party, then they finagle some exclusive bit of content to make sure their version of a game gets the attention...and the sales.

Mafia II is playing this business game, and surprisingly, this exclusive DLC is for the PlayStation 3. Even better, it's free for those who buy the game new, so those looking to get this content with a used copy are going to be out of luck (they'll be charged $9.99). Called “The Betrayal of Jimmy,” this pack of over 25 missions is external to the world of Vito, based upon the bald badass Jimmy, who will also be seen in the post-launch downloadable content coming for all consoles, “Jimmy's Vendetta.”

Meanwhile, “The Betrayal of Jimmy” is aimed to address some of the early complaints that people may have with the disc-based content, and considering it's free, it's pretty appealing. Having spent about an hour with this new bit of content, I can say this is certainly something you might want to take into account when choosing your platform for Mafia II.

Hit the jump for more.

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1:00 PM on 08.03.2010

New Mafia II trailer brings the Dean Martin

1950s New York seems like a miserable place to live. Drive-by shootings. Exploding buildings. Crooked cops. Is anyone safe? When it's set to Dean Martin's "Ain't That A Kick In The Head?", though, it seems a bit more palatab...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 07.22.2010

2K details forthcoming Mafia II demo

Earlier we reported that the demo for 2K Games' Mafia II would be hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, via an advertisement in a British gaming mag. Now, 2K has confirmed the demo for a PC release, as well as dropping more det...

Nick Chester







The difference an era makes in Mafia II photo
The difference an era makes in Mafia II
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

From E3 2009, to this past GDC and everything in between -- Destructoid has seen a lot of 2K's Mafia II over the last year. We got to check out the mobster drama once again recently and this latest taste has made up my mind on picking up Mafia II come this August.

Like I said, we've covered Mafia II nearly to death so I'll be skipping the bits you can find out about by checking out in the other previews linked above. Otherwise, check out our latest look after the break where 2K showed off the 1950s for the very first time.

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8:00 PM on 07.16.2010

PS3 version of Mafia II getting free content on release

Mafia II isn't even out yet but looks like we're already talking about the game's post-launch downloadable content. Granted, 2K's hand may have been forced as the Trophies for the DLC were revealed early yesterday. So here's ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 07.13.2010

PS3-exclusive Mafia II content is 'Jimmy's Vendetta'

While 2K Games and Sony would only say that Mafia II would be getting exclusive content on the PlayStation 3, a trophy list for extra bits of game have shed some light on what we can expect. Called "Jimmy's Vendetta" the down...

Nick Chester

7:00 AM on 07.05.2010

Mafia II might be in 3D on consoles someday

The much-anticipated Mafia II will finally be making its way to stores in August and will be available in 3D on PCs. Consoles won't be getting that extra "D" however, though 2K says it may yet happen. Speaking to CVG, 2K...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 AM on 06.30.2010

Mafia 2 no longer features multiple endings

Mafia II was all set to have several ways the story could conclude. In an interview with IncGamers, Senior Producer Denby Grace has confirmed that the game will now have just one ending.  Grace explained that the re...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 06.27.2010

Dtoid HQ receives a Mafia II branded briefcase

Destructoid HQ gets plenty of weird, cool and sometimes stupid pieces of swag to promote whatever game that needs promoting. The latest package to be thrown at our door (Goddamn FedEx guy ... ) came from 2K Games and this is...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:40 PM on 06.16.2010

E3 10: Mafia II is on the floor, in your homes soon

While Mafia II might be landing in a bit over a month, that doesn't mean they don't want to show it off at E3, and so they have. Above you can check out a solid chunk of Mafia II gameplay. It's looking pretty good as far as ...

Matthew Razak

3:33 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Mafia II to have exclusive content on PS3

It's not just Microsoft paying for exclusive content for games. Sony has joined the party as well. Mafia II will feature exclusive content for the PS3 at launch. We're talking maps and weapons and stuff. I wish I could tell you more, but they were totally vague on that. You get more stuff on the PS3 is basically the story here. Rejoice.

Matthew Razak

1:00 AM on 06.13.2010

E3 10: Mafia II makes you a made man

Can't quite get enough of sandbox games set during different times in American history? 2K Games has got you covered. If modern day gangsters or cowboys doesn't tickle your fancy then maybe mafia dons and machine guns will. ...

Matthew Razak