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Welcome to the Society of the Chosen: Mafia II: Director’s Cut  Joins the Mac Family on December 1st

DATE:

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Feral Interactive today announced that the atmospheric gangster adventure, Mafia? II: Director’s Cut, will be released for the Mac on December 1st, 2011. Developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Games for game consoles and PC, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is a specially-created package that includes the standalone version of Mafia II and all of the game's previously released add-on packs and downloadable content.

Set in post-World War II America, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is an intense, tightly woven story that transports players into the dark and unforgiving world of organized crime. Players control Vito Scaletta, a Sicilian immigrant making a name for himself on the mean streets of Empire Bay. Together with his childhood friend Joe Barbaro, Vito quickly becomes a trusted member of a powerful mob family, but quickly discovers that the life of a wise guy is as dangerous as it is glamorous.

If Vito is to rise from lowly foot soldier to made man, he must earn a reputation as an efficient enforcer, a skilled getaway driver and a reliable hit-man. The gripping narrative is interspersed with visceral action that combines brutal shoot-outs, hand-to-hand combat, and realistic driving that accurately recreates cars from the period. A sense of time and place is evoked throughout by a soundtrack of hit songs from the 1940s and 50s.

Mafia II: Director’s Cut contains all the downloadable content and expansion packs for Mafia II, including arcade-style missions in The Betrayal of Jimmy and Jimmy’s Vendetta, where players take on the role of a contract killer. Players also get the chance to become Joe Barbaro in Joe’s Adventures, a separate eight-hour campaign which answers many of the questions that remain at the end of Mafia II: Director’s Cut.

“With a sophisticated ambience, deftly-written plot and outstanding voice acting, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is a rich, cinematic experience and a completely absorbing game,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.?

Mafia II: Director’s Cut was developed by 2K Czech, the 2K studio behind the award-winning Mafia, a game which captivated more than two million gamers around the world. Powered by 2K Czech’s proprietary next-generation Illusion Engine™ that was built specifically for Mafia II, players will experience the true evolution of the game. Mafia II: Director’s Cut is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Mafia II: Director’s Cut please visit http://www.mafia2game.com.?

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

The Mac edition of Mafia II: Director’s Cut will retail in North America for US $39.99,?29.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and€34.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide, including http://www.feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/?game=mafia2.

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and 256MB of graphics memory. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI 2400, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. The following cards require will require 4GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 320M and Intel HD 3000. These requirements are subject to change before Mafia II: Director’s Cut ships.

EDITORS: Screenshots and logos for Mafia II: Director’s Cut can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games). If you do not have a Press Area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as Batman: Arkham Asylum, DiRT 2, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, Mini Ninjas, BioShock, Borderlands, Rome: Total War, Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Fable. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.

About 2K Games

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC, and handheld gaming systems through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock?; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization? series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA? 2K11*; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO).?

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