The game is currently in development at 2K Czech who created the original Mafia game.
The game narrative won’t stray far from conventions as players assume the life of Vito, a poor Italian-American immigrant who is desperate to rise above his background of poverty but ends up descending into the realms of organised crime. President of 2K Cristoph Hartmann said:
“While most mob-inspired games’ emphasis is solely on action, Mafia II features a deep and compelling narrative that is embellished with a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere.”Thanks to a deal with Playboy, there will be a range of 1940’s and 50’s Playboy magazine covers making their way into the game . The game was announced back in August 2007 which means its had quite a development cycle. Let’s hope the time gone into it is mirrored in the final piece.