Today 2K Games announced two downloadable packs for its upcoming mob-action game sequel Mafia II. One pack, The Betrayal of Jimmy, will be available as a free download at launch exclusively for the PS3. The other, Jimmy's Vendetta, will be available shortly after launch for both the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Both downloadable packs will drop players into the shoes of Jimmy, a mercenary who is "the guy the other guys call when they need to finish the job". In The Betrayal of Jimmy, gamers will unlock a series of missions that allow them to rampage through Empire City in a variety of assassination and vehicle missions. Details are more sparse on Jimmy's Vendetta. All that was revealed about the latter downloadable pack was that it will bring "[n]ew city-based missions and locales". Both packs will have full leaderboard support, so you can compare your performance against virtual Jimmys from all over the world.
The Betrayal of Jimmy will launch exclusively for the PS3. It will be free with the purchase of a new version of Mafia II or be $9.99 to download if you don't buy the game used. We'll bring you more details on Jimmy's Vendetta pricing and release date as it becomes available. All that is known for now is that it will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of the game.
Mafia II will launch in North America on August 24th, 2010 and internationally on August 27th, 2010