Mafia II demo out now

by: Chuck -
More On: Mafia 2
This is just a quick heads up that the Mafia II demo is now available on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox Live.  The 1GB demo features the "Buzzsaw" level of the game where you'll be taking out "The Fat Man", a local mobster who needs to learn to swim with the fishies.

Tina, John, and I have all been fairly impressed with what we've seen so far and it looks like 2K might have a nice hit on their hands. 
New York, NY – August 10, 2010 – 2K Games announced today the availability of a downloadable demo for Mafia® II, the action-driven epic crime saga for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The 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 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 released on August 24 in North America, August 26 in Australia and August 27 internationally.

While the 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 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.

Mafia II centers around Vito Scaletta, who has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay. He’s 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.

Mafia II is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on where to download the Mafia II demo, please visit For information on how to pre-order the game, please go to: To get immersed in the mob experience, please visit: