Last week rumors hit the blogosphere heavy about a Mafia II: Directors Cut release. It turns out that there was fire behind the smoke after all: Today 2K Games announced Mafia II Greatest Hits for the PlayStation 3, Mafia II Platinum Hits for the Xbox 360, and Mafia II Director’s Cut for PC.
Mafia II Greatest Hits and Mafia II Platinum Hits are currently available and will be released to more stores worldwide throughout April. Mafia II Director’s Cut for PC will become available in the coming months as well. The new remixed titles include the original game, plus previously released DLC—this is the first time Xbox users get the "Betrayal of Jimmy" DLC).
According to 2K Games, all three editions will include:
• The full
edition of Mafia II, where Vito and his buddy Joe are making a name for themselves on the streets of Empire Bay,
working their way up the Mafia family ladder with crimes of larger reward,
status and consequence.
• "The Betrayal of Jimmy": Players take on Empire Bay through an alternate perspective of the mob through the eyes of Jimmy, a mercenary. Jimmy is the guy the other guys call when they need to finish the job. The Betrayal of Jimmy features dozens of intense arcade-style, city-based missions that keep Jimmy driving, shooting and rampaging through Empire Bay.
• "Jimmy’s Vendetta": Once the mob’s most effective ally, Jimmy is now its greatest enemy. Fueled by rage, Jimmy takes on Italian and Irish mobsters in a slew of unlockable city quests, including assassination and timed vehicle pursuits ending in dramatic shootouts.
• "Joe’s Adventures": Play as Joe Barbaro as he rampages through Empire Bay in the wake of Vito Scaletta’s prison sentence. Joe must uncover the traitor who betrayed Vito while overcoming the challenges of moving up the ranks in the mob.
• Four Style Packs including Vegas, Renegade, Greaser and War Hero — each with two cars and two suits for in-game use.