2K Games: Mafia II Epic Crime Saga Now Available as Downloadable Demo For Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 System

The 2K Games today announced the availability of a downloadable demo for Mafia II Game, the action-driven epic crime saga for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

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The 2K Games’ Mafia II demo is now available for free to download from PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and via Steam and select Internet portals for Windows PC.

Set in Empire Bay, a fully realized and immersive 1940’s and 1950’s American urban cityscape, the 2K Games’ Mafia II demo invites gamers to experience the title’s intense shooting, white-knuckle car chases, compelling characters, engaging narrative, and decadent and meticulously crafted atmosphere.

Mafia II will be formally released on August 24 in North America, August 26 in Australia and August 27, 2010 internationally.

While the full version of the Mafia II game spans two eras, the Mafia II demo invites gamers to dive into the “Buzzsaw” level, which takes place during the summer of the ‘50s – a time considered the “Birth of Cool”, and with it, rock ‘n’ roll, hot rods, and rebellious attitudes.

In the 2K Games’ Mafia II demo, Vito Scaletta and his buddies, Joe and Henry, are sent to take out a mobster known as “The Fat Man”. This mission showcases the vibrant edge-of-your-seat action, era-evoking cars, memorable characters, and a snapshot of the expansive city of Empire Bay in this colorful era.

The 2K Games’ Mafia II centers around Vito Scaletta, who has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay. He is someone who can be trusted to get the job done. Together with his buddy Joe, he is working to prove himself to the Mafia, a move which escalates to crimes that generate bigger rewards, bigger status, and bigger consequences.

The Mafia II epic crime saga is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and to download the Mafia II demo (1.14GB), please visit www.mafia2game.com/demo.