Valve and 2K Games have announced that Mafia II will ship with Steamworks, enabling features such as auto-updating, 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 be given a free digital copy of the award-winning 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 is scheduled for release on August 27 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.