PC: Mafia II includes Steamworks, pre-orders get original game

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 16:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Valve has announced 2K’s Mafia II on PC will ship with Steamworks, and those who pre-order the game digitally, will be able to download and play the original Mafia for free.

The PC version with Steamworks will, of course, auto-update the game and come with Steam Achievements, statistics, downloadable content, and more.

Customers who pre-order the standard or Digital Deluxe Edition of Mafia II through select digital retailers, including Steam, will also be given a free digital copy of the original Mafia game that they can access and play now.

“Using Steamworks to power Mafia II has been a great benefit for 2K Games and our development team,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “It’s meant that we can spend more time creating content and a great experience for our customers because we know that Steam and Steamworks are enabling these important features within the game.”

Mafia II will be available in North America on August 24 and internationally beginning August 27 on PS3 and 360 as well.

Get the game’s recommended PC specs through here, and check out our interview with producers Alex Cox and Jarek Kolar here.