Mafia 2 out earlier than expected

2K set the date for late summer

2K Games has announced the final release date for their mobster sandbox epic Mafia II.

Mafia II is set for release on August 27th in the UK and Europe on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Mafia II will allow gamers to return to the classic gangster days of the 40s and 50s as a Vito, a poor kid who claws himself out of the gutter and up the ranks of the Mafia.

Anyone lucky enough to be in Boston at PAX East this weekend will be able to get their hands on Mafia II for the first time, five months before its release.

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