Mafia II
Mafia II Interview: Alex Cox & Jarek Kolar Talk Ports, Endings & Demos
Written Sunday, July 11, 2010 By Dan Webb
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Ahead of Mafia II's August launch, which is effectively the year's next fairly big release - along with Kane & Lynch 2 - we got chance to sit down and catch up with a couple of the guys behind the mobster-ridden third person action title.

Talking to Alex Cox, 2K Producer, and Jarek Kolar, Senior Gameplay Producer, we find out about all the Mafioso related goings on in the title, including their concerted effort to make up for the flop that was the Mafia 1 console port, what sort of stuff we can expect off the beaten path, the upcoming demo and why they removed a handful of the endings. And more.

Mafia II is out August 24th in North America and August 27th in Europe. Look out for an updated hands-on preview in the coming weeks, but for now, make sure you've read our impressions from E3.



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Comment #1 by Barad
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:10:26 PM
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Looks BRILLIANT. Cannot wait for this game.

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Comment #2 by Tyler Johnston
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:11:05 PM
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Can't freakin wait!

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Comment #3 by Barad
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:13:08 PM
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must say though, these two guys look wasted, poor guys must be tired from fixing the game up lol

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Comment #4 by Epic Gamer Will
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:23:13 PM
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looks terrible - graphics, gameplay everything..

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Comment #5 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:27:21 PM
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@#4 - How do I put this nicely? Errr. Oh, I've got it... Troll somewhere else.

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Comment #6 by Frozen x360a
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:41:58 PM
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@1 agreed, game is gonna be AWESOME! :P

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Comment #7 by Clockwerk0range
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:47:50 PM
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So basically what these guys are saying is this will be a good game to rent not buy.

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Comment #8 by Telperionz
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:49:52 PM
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Gotta say, this was a very boring interview also, I agree with #7

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Comment #9 by Epic Gamer Will
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:55:10 PM
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OK sorry for the hate post peeps I actually can't wait for this game (check my recent posts on other Mafia 2 articles) so yea dunno why i did that :/ (mayb those drugs was a bad idea) What!?!..

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Comment #10 by Epic Gamer Will
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 07:56:19 PM
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Oh and sorry Webb my darling :D

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Comment #11 by shadowthegangsta
Sunday, July 11, 2010 @ 08:29:37 PM
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cant wait for this one!

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Comment #12 by Quantum47
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 12:23:28 AM
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Beautiful. I've been waiting for this game for quite some time.

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Comment #13 by RevyLover
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 05:46:48 AM
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I must say that I am becoming more and more excited about this game's release being so near. I'm a glad to have gone ahead and pre-ordered it!

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Comment #14 by Josh Benton
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 06:05:44 AM
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I don't think i will be getting this, they are talking about it being distinctive however, it has all been done before? I think it will get boring very quickly. I will wait for reviews before i even consider purchasing this.

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Comment #15 by Ohio Jager King
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 06:37:05 AM
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I am with #14 I can't make up my mind were I am standing on this one. It looks really good at times but I think it could get old really fast. Definately going to wait for some reviews after it comes out before I invest in this one. From what I have seen I think LA Noire is going to be better.

#3... absolutely agree with you.. these guys look and sound high as a kite lol a lot of fixes and late nights "brain-storming" over the six foot bong

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Comment #16 by SandMan NL1
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 06:45:26 AM
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YES!!!! I've been waiting for this since i saw the ending credits of Mafia!! :D

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Comment #17 by TombOfAnubis
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 07:26:01 AM
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So, whatever happened with that "Name the Mafia II Achievement" promotion that x360a was holding a few months back? I fell out of the loop due to personal matters...

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Comment #18 by Canadian Gamerling
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 09:46:41 AM
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#5 you made me lol and spit my drink hahahaha

to true man im excited for this game! and since when did graphics become such a NEED in a game? anybody my age remember god damn atari man and super mario! if theres great gameplay thats fun and innovative then graphics mean f*ck all :)

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Comment #19 by Almsivi
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 05:07:18 PM
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Would you kindly release this game already? :P

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Comment #20 by playstasian604
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:29:56 PM
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whens the demo!?!?!

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Comment #21 by Abomb9449
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:43:51 PM
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Been Waiting for this game for about a year soo ready for when it comes out

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Comment #22 by 2ChopStick
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:40:05 PM
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tight i can't wait

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Comment #23 by FlyBoy120586
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 03:29:46 PM
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Wow, they sure do seem excited

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Comment #24 by Brandon Holmes
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 07:37:56 PM
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Comment #25 by Jor-El
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 08:08:49 AM
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Another game with PS3 only content. Think i'll pass

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Comment #26 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 04:19:30 AM
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@#17 - Well, the achievement list went up and it didn't have the winner's achievement in it, but the list was pulled shortly after. The trophy list went up this week and they had used one of our winner's descriptions. So it looks like they either had a change of heart or jumped the gun.

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Comment #27 by Lucas 8D
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 11:49:29 AM
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When does it come out? :)

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Comment #28 by Clockwerk0range
Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 03:59:57 AM
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People from the Czech Republic making a game about Italians in 1950's America. Anyone else find that funny?

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Comment #29 by xCheatos
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 06:07:10 PM
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Can't wait :O

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Comment #30 by Cake Teh Gamer
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 09:25:44 AM
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FINNALY!!!Another game from my country - Czech Republic

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