Take-Two Interactive Germany has announced that Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, the upcoming action game based on organized crime, has been delayed until early May. The publisher did not provide a reason for the delay. Mafia is in development at Illusion Softworks, the developer that created the popular tactical action game Hidden & Dangerous.
Mafia is set in the 1930s, and it places players in the shoes of hit men, getaway drivers, enforcers, and a variety of other criminal positions. The game includes 20 unique missions involving a number of different tasks such as shootouts, car chases, and mob hits. As a member of the Mafia, the player has access to a wide variety of weapons and vehicles. In addition to the single-player missions, Mafia will feature several multiplayer modes.
Take-Two Interactive's North American representatives were unable to confirm whether the game's delay affected only the European release or the North American release as well. We'll post more information about the game's status as it becomes available. To learn more about the game, take a look at our previous coverage .