In the latest chapter of the crime saga, this fall’s Mafia III will take players back into the 1960s for brutal gang violence, though those looking to return to an earlier time in the era of organized crime will be able to jump back into Mafia II later today with the game’s re-release.
Publisher 2K Games’ UK branch announced that following its removal from Steam last year, Mafia II will be returning to the digital storefront “later today” at an 80% discount until June 8th, along with the game’s DLC also being available for purchase once more.
Along with being the preceding chapter in the Mafia series, developer Hanger 13 has previously shown that there will be some connective threads between it and the upcoming Mafia III this fall, including the return of Mafia II‘s Vito Scaletta as a character in the game, playing one of protagonist Lincoln Clay’s commanding officers.
The game has now returned on the digital storefront for both the standard and deluxe editions, and should hopefully give you a fix of organized crime before Mafia III releases this fall.
Mafia II originally released for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac in 2010.
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