Mafia 2 set for Leipzig unveiling?

German ratings board reveals a Games Convention trailer for sequel to 2002 PC game.

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Take-Two Interactive is apparently working on a reunion for "la famiglia," as Czech site Tiscali Games today spotted a listing on the German ratings board's database for a Mafia 2 promotional trailer to debut at next week's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.

This is not the first time a game's existence has been discovered via the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK). Late last month, the ratings board leaked word of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. As with Mafia 2, that entry was not a rating for the game itself, but a rating for the promotional trailer meant to be revealed at Leipzig. Also much like the Wrath of the Lich King entry, the Mafia sequel listing was quickly pulled after it started circulating around news sites. A representative with Take-Two had not returned GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.

Originally released on the PC in 2002, Illusion Softworks' Mafia received a fair amount of critical acclaim for its combination of a Grand Theft Auto III-style living city with some of the structure and set pieces of traditional third-person action games. The game made it to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2004, but reviews indicated it had lost something in the translation.

Discussion

161 comments
mehrdad1987
mehrdad1987

Mafia 1 was great, as the second one will be ! ! !!

bigd575
bigd575

I didn't like the driving or the combat on the first one, But I loved the story. And I got to say it made up for the other stuff that I didn't like in the game. Hopefully this one has just as nice of a story as the last.

Minigun_Fiend
Minigun_Fiend

I just bought the original game, and I have to say that it is a complete and utter let-down. The driving and the combat are both severely broken, and I can't bring myself to complete the game.

Wilhem04
Wilhem04

Mafia is the best game, and Mafia 2 Shall rule too :D Dam we all waited 8 years for this! And finally its announced :D WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG! :D

deadball14
deadball14

this is the best game for pc i have ever played. hope they release the pc version at the same time with console versoin. just dont' keep waiting like gta4.

Firozecool
Firozecool

Mafia 2 for real??? That's AWESOME!! :D :D I've always waited for my All-Time-Favourite game's sequel to be released! :D :D

Firozecool
Firozecool

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Sirbball31
Sirbball31

Mafia is one of the best P.C. games, I've been waiting for them to make a sequel and it's about time.

Chironex
Chironex

This news coming true would make my century.

GlumBum2
GlumBum2

i've been waiting five long years for this news. there IS a god!

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

oh yes was waiting to hear some news about mafia 2

blackfire83
blackfire83

It will be interesting to see what Take-Two can come up with to differentiate Mafia 2 from the mountain of 3rd-person crime games already out there. -blackfire83

KABOOSE
KABOOSE

Oh thank God,MAFIA was and still is my fav game of all time.... i sure hope this one can live up

Fax_Modem
Fax_Modem

Fingers crossed that Mafia gets its sequel. The first game is one of my all time favourites. Great graphics (at the time), great action and great story. Hope a sequel will have loads more.

duke-nukem11
duke-nukem11

i only had mafia on the xbox but being a fan of godfather esque mobsters, i loved it.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Mafia (PC) was a superb game! Console versions weren't that good..... Hope there will be a new one and it'll rock!! :)

HomeboyWu
HomeboyWu

Mafia had everything done right. The action movie-like, the graphics coherent, the story so rich in emotions. The car dynamics was very realistic for an action game, though the slow cars meant they were still easy to drive. Shooting w/ mouse while driving w/ wheel was a blast (as mentioned)! How about a prequel this time? Mafia 2: The Don

thescorpion1983
thescorpion1983

For me, when a game comes out, i dont compare it to any other, when mafia came out, i took it like a new game, i didnt want to compare it to GTA...and Mafia was awsome, good graphics, good story, action, shooting /driving sections. Very good game, and like aaron5829 said..i personally found it better then godfather..and mafia's end..was just...excellent...worthy of a movie.

kurtkamalcoabin
kurtkamalcoabin

mafia was great game..... i hope the mafia 2 have in ps2..... i can't wait this game......

aaron5829
aaron5829

Mafia was a fun game on the PC... not so on the PS2. Actually it sucked on the PS2. I liked Mafia more than Godfather to be honest.

Unleaded_Fuel
Unleaded_Fuel

The reason so many people didn't like Mafia when it first came out was because it came out around when GTA 3 was first released and a lot of people were expecting a 30's GTA 3 (I was one of them so I didn't play it) when it was more of an action/adventure style game. Played it and finished it this year and the story is enough to highly recommend it. Plus the music rocks!

boriszex
boriszex

I can't wait to see it, I finished Mafia at least 10 times and every time I found something interesting in that huge city

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

I still have the deck of cards that came with the game!!

pbking13
pbking13

Hell yeah I remember Mafia from way back in the day. That game was pretty good hopefully this one will be tight to.

killroycantkill
killroycantkill

If this is true then i am so excited because Mafia is one of my favorite games of all time.

pco_rainmaster
pco_rainmaster

Mafia is one of the best game for me and i cant wait for this sequel..

fedgem
fedgem

I loved Mafia for the PC. It had one of the most vibrant and interesting cities I've seen in a sandbox game. Plus I loved barreling down the street at a whopping 60 mph listening to some crazy clarinet jazz.

AndyRaeside
AndyRaeside

I had the Mafia for the PC and it was awesome. I worked out you could hook a steering wheel to the PC and play the game so that when you were running about you could use the keyboard and mouse and when you jumped in a car you could acctually drive it. It also meant by having the mouse nearby you could drive with one hand and then shoot with the other. It was bloody awesome. I completed the game in the end. Loved every minute of it.

football_legend
football_legend

OMG!!! MAFIA was single handedly my FAV Game of all time! Oh man!!! The story...oh man...so emotional at the end.

football_legend
football_legend

OMG!!! MAFIA was single handedly my FAV Game of all time! Oh man!!!

cesarblue
cesarblue

can we pls have black character in the game as th hero

i_got_you60
i_got_you60

loved this game it totally blows away the godfather game and its good they r amkina sequel 2 it

raze-boi
raze-boi

Looking forward to seeing the new character, Lol!

Joshywaa
Joshywaa

GameDestroyer, You really need to play Mafia. It's actualy one of the funnest games ever made... some parts are really intense too.

hcblankscreen
hcblankscreen

The game was actually amazingly good. Made car chases a challenge, and had a good balance between realism and fun, especially when it came to the driving aspect.

GameDestroyer88
GameDestroyer88

Yeah I just did watch the video review...honestly it didn't look all that great in my eyes, but we are talking about a game that was made in 2002 lol.

BruceLee16
BruceLee16

Actually know, for the PC MAFIA is one of the most amazing games I've ever played. Blows "The Godfather" A million miles away when it comes to well..playing as a character in the mafia. You have to play it to understand it, go watch the Video Review of the PC game on gamespot.

GameDestroyer88
GameDestroyer88

Wasn't this game absolutely horrible? I never played it, but I heard that it was the definition of ASS. So now they're making a sequel to it...*sigh* there is no justice in this world anymore.

Morphumax
Morphumax

And after Jimmy from South Park grew up, he went on to fix up cars in Mafia.

Morphumax
Morphumax

Excellent news. Even if it did lose something in the translation for consoles (the console releases were much later on, after all), I thought Mafia was one of the best games I played for the Xbox. The city was alive, the soundtrack was excellent and the 30's feel of the game was authentic and immersive. The cars fishtailed and were generally slow, but I wouldn't have it any other way in a game set in the 30's. The story was good, most of the voice acting was great and the gameplay was, for me, good enough to make the game worth finishing twice. The campaign was plenty long, as well, with a fair amount of variety.

jhunte99
jhunte99

How can people dislike this game?? It's one of the best games EVER and my personal favourite, the world was so immersive and the story was absolutely fantastic!! I CAN'T WAIT for this to come out :D :D :D

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

One of the most broken games I ever played. So much potential, but man did it suck. Ilusion would have it's work cut out to get me to buy it................

soulfood4
soulfood4

lol, i think im the only one who enjoyed The Mafia. I played it on my Xbox and loved it, i never beat it. It was too damn hard. But i would love to see Mafia 2.

Franksteen
Franksteen

I couldn't even play Mafia on my computer. I played it once, and then it crashed. Screw Mafia.