2K Games informs on Mafia 2

Illusion Softworks developing follow-up to 2002 open-world mobster game for "next-gen consoles" and PC.

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A week before this year's BlizzCon, the German game ratings board stole Blizzard's thunder by prematurely leaking the name of the next World of Warcraft expansion by way of a product listing. Last week, the body committed the same foul when it rated a promotional trailer for the follow-up to Illusion Softworks' mob-action game Mafia. The news came shortly after the Czech-based developer announced it had begun work on a new, top-secret IP for Japan-based D3Publisher.

Today, Take-Two Interactive confirmed that Illusion is indeed developing Mafia 2, which will be published under the 2K Games label. While details remain slim, Take-Two said that the game will feature open-world gameplay similar to its predecessor. Players will attempt to earn their keep in the company of a late 1940s-early 1950s crime syndicate, much like Electronic Arts' recent game adaptation of The Godfather.

Mafia 2 is being developed for "next-generation consoles" and the PC. No release or ratings information is yet available.

Discussion

120 comments
LettuceJoans
LettuceJoans

I am completely dumbfounded right now. I considered Mafia my favorite game for a long time. I followed any and all news of its sequel, and hoped really hard. I gave up hope after there was absolutely no news for years. Now, here I am in 2009 just browsing whats up and I see F*CKING MAFIA 2!!!! I still can't believe what I'm seeing, pinch me! The sequel to the greatest game ever made!

souaden12
souaden12

The first one was my favourite game and probably the best game ever. I can't wait for the release of the second one, i'm so excited. I see the trailer every day, just doesn't get boring BEST GAME!!!!!!!

Mr_Impossible
Mr_Impossible

I liked the first mafia game. Just have to wait for the sequel to come out whenever that is?

ChekaNo
ChekaNo

Finally :D I'm happy :D

unique-force
unique-force

cant wait for the sequel the first one was 1 my fav game ever

hesamkhan
hesamkhan

I always listen to mp3's of mafia.thats amazing. I cant wait 4 that

ebiblog
ebiblog

i love this game and i very happy for coming mafia2 ,tanks take-two...!

voics1
voics1

Mafia (PC) was a legendary game. Fantastic storyline and awesome voice acting, great graphics for 2002. I've completed it 3 times now and still go back to it sometimes, it's like stepping back into the 1930s. Bring on the sequel!!!

a_grunge_fan
a_grunge_fan

I never thought Mafia 2 was being made, now it is and now i'm happy. Mafia was a good game, people say it's GTA rip off but it's far from it IMO.

tegol
tegol

Finally! phew...

deepakash05
deepakash05

wow , when it is going to release???????

KABOOSE
KABOOSE

Thank God and all that is HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, its been a long time commin, lol pitty its not comin outon wii, i'll just get it on the PC

The_Frizz_Nizz
The_Frizz_Nizz

Yes!!!! I loved Mafia, a game with some of the best level design ever!!! This will be awesome!!!

mad0260
mad0260

sweet! this WILL be better than GTA IV

anacardo
anacardo

The first game was probably the best game I've ever played. I really hope the second lives up to my (I'm not alone) huge expectations. It's something like 3 years late, but if it's as good as the images and the trailer suggest... we'll forgive'em.

XanderKage
XanderKage

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing further.

BrCaK
BrCaK

YAY YAY the BEst Game you could ever get just cnt wait loved the 1st one n i still play it OMG WOHHOOOOO

deadball14
deadball14

as i dont' live in west so i gotta ask this question. what's date period for autmn 2008? can't wait for mafia 2 :D

drunkill
drunkill

Yay! Been waiting for this for years. Shall be great :D

chrisda
chrisda

i hope i can actually beat mafia 2, i could never beat the racing part on mafia 1

deiviuxs
deiviuxs

I hope this game will be as excellent as the first one.. :)

mamiene
mamiene

Quite simply, Mafia 2 will be one of the best games of the year.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I heard good things about Mafia on the PC. So I'll be keeping my eyes on Mafia 2 for the consoles.

darkeknight
darkeknight

Mafia is on of the greatest games ever made. I still have it on my pc. The graphics still hold up and the story is well...timeless. I really hope that Mafia 2 will live up to the first game. I am so hyped and excited, and have been waitng for this day for...5 years!!!

slayersdeath200
slayersdeath200

loved the first one cant wait to see sum more of this :D

PhilipJFry2006
PhilipJFry2006

Heard it? Czech devloper. This is one of the few things to be proud of being czech. But seriously, they will need to try damn hard to be better than the original.

Maffiosi
Maffiosi

The images look awesome. Comparing Mafia to The Godfather is a shame; not only has Mafia been out longer and still manages to look better, it surpasses the GF on every other way.

football_legend
football_legend

WOHOO!! The Sequel to my fav game of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Folderu
Folderu

OMG At last..... THE BEST OF THE BEST RETURNS

kori911
kori911

I hope they learned thier lesson from the first one and got rid of the SUPER annoying speeding tickets. Be realistic yes, but to a point.

PhilipJFry2006
PhilipJFry2006

I'm kinda skeptic about this. I doubt it can beat it's predecessor

Fax_Modem
Fax_Modem

Praise be! Let joy be felt throughout the land! Can't wait to get back to Lost Heaven ;)

INoX-AiC
INoX-AiC

Loved the first "Mafia" can't wait for the second one.

never-named
never-named

Proves that there IS a God watching us.

aygol
aygol

I loved the first game on PC, and my PC could run that easily, but now I don't think it's gonna run Mafia 2, so it's good to hear that they're making Mafia 2 on next generation consoles and PC, and many people like me who doesn't have a high end PC but have a next-gen console can enjoy the sequel like before. I don't think the console versions are going to be worse than PC like the first game.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to hear, I will be watching it

scarcy
scarcy

Mafia was the best game i have ever played. The story, The music, The scenerey. This game is gonna blow us away. 5 years i have been waiting for this! and it looks sexcellent!

Dills334
Dills334

Never played the first one but by the settings and look i can't wait to try. Yeah i would go and play the first but i'm to lazy.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

About time another one of these came along.

Proman84
Proman84

This gameshould give 'GTA 4' arun for its money.

Esteban011487
Esteban011487

Wow, Pretty Impressive Graphics, Will it be for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3!!!