Mafia II is an upcoming 2010 sandbox-style third-person shooter video game which is the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. It is being developed by 2K Czech, previously known as Illusion Softworks, and will be published by 2K Games.
Mafia 2 was announced in August 2007 at the Leipzig Games Convention. and will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is currently due to be released “early in 2010”.
The game will be set in the 1940s and ’50s in Empire Bay (originally called Empire City earlier in the game’s development), a fictional city based on San Francisco and New York City. The name is a reference to New York’s state nickname “The Empire State”. The game will feature a completely open-ended game map of 10 square miles. No restrictions are included from the start of the game.
Many small arms from the previous game will make a return, for example the Thompson M1928, the Colt 1911 and a pump action shotgun. As seen in screenshots, new WWII-era weapons like the MP40 and the M3 Grease Gun will make an appearance in the game as well as the MG42.
Interacting with objects in the environment involves two action buttons- a standard action and a “violent” action, used in context-sensitive situations. A map will be included as in the original Mafia game. The checkpoint system has been completely overhauled. It has been made clear by 2K Czech that the cutscenes are done in the game world and in real time, rather than pre-rendered cutscenes
The game is looking sweet just by looking the pics you can see that there’s going to be alot of customization for your character and vehicles i can’t wait to play this game.