2K Games Partners with Playboy Magazine

By Josh Wright

March 9, 2010

No, its not what you think. Perverts. 2K Games has reached an agreement with Playboy Magazine to use the likeness of over 50 vintage covers and centerfolds in Mafia II. Set in the 1940s and 1950s American urban cityscape of Empire Bay, Mafia II will allow players to collect virtual copies of the magazine.

“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,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “In partnering with Playboy, we are able to add a unique element of authenticity to the game by using vintage images from the magazine that illustrate the power of Playboy’s influence on the attitudes and culture of that generation.”

Looks to be a great adventure in the world of Mobsters. 2K wants the game to have the feel of the era and is making Mafia II with high-octane gun play, white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. With Hef and Playboy aboard it looks like they are pulling out all the stops. Mafia II will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. 2K Czech is currently developing the game and further announcements will be coming soon.

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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