AU Shippin' Out August 23-27: Mafia II

2K Czech muscles in on the August releases.

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Mafia II has been five years in the making and is just about ready to be released on bail to retailers around Australia. Set in the fictional city of Empire Bay, the story takes place during the 1940s and '50s and follows WW2 veteran Vito Scaletta as he leaves the service and gets involved with the mob. Like the first game, Mafia II is strictly a single-player affair, so don't expect any open-world multiplayer action here. Keep an eye out for Mafia II on the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 this Thursday.

Sega is also taking players back in time this week, but only to the '90s, with the release of Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack for the Wii. Both games were originally released as light-gun shooters for the arcades and have followed in the footsteps of Ghost Squad in jumping ship to the Wii. Neither game has undergone a next-gen revamp, so like Sega's other old-school compilation discs, it's aiming towards nostalgic players. The Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack are also slated for release this Thursday.

The only other game out this week is Legend of Kay, which is a DS remake of the 2005 PlayStation 2 game, starring cats that know martial arts.

August 26, 2010
Mafia II (PS3, 360, PC)
Legend of Kay (DS)
Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack (Wii)

Discussion

13 comments
helix62
helix62

Many thanks to the guys who made MAFIA II. Thursday seams to be the best day of the year. Swedan wait!

isshiah
isshiah

apparently its pretty linear but i don't care...that means the story will be more focused. i preordered it ages ago...can't wait to pick it up thursday.

Hm1911
Hm1911

it's not only the best week but also the best year because Mafia II is coming at last. I've been waiting for this game since I finished the GREAT Mafia I

berto64
berto64

wooo its a good week mafia 2

brok
brok

Wow, has it really been 5 years? That's just... wow.

vandlr
vandlr

this game will big and beauty with 3d support, wow god !!!

Transparanoia
Transparanoia

Unfortunately the PS3 version looks horrible. I don't know how 2k Czech can actually release something so shoddy looking.

Rebornpheonix
Rebornpheonix

This really doesn't mean much, considering there's been very very little worth having released in August, probably the most barren gaming month in awhile now. Mafia2 will come out, then the Dead Rising 2 DLC, then next month which looks very good with Brink, Halo: Reach, Dead Rising 2, and the Alan Wake DLC, also Dead Space: Ignition if you can count that.

SomeUndeadGuy
SomeUndeadGuy

ummm...no it's not. This is the worst time of year for games. Bring on November!

Pete5506
Pete5506

This is going to be a good week to be a gamer