Mafia II Jimmy's Vendetta DLC gets a release date, price

'Arcade-style' add-on to bring 30 new missions and a bigger focus on action

If you picked up the PS3 version of Mafia II last week, then you've probably already had ataste of playing as Jimmy, the bald, mercenary protagonist of the "arcade-style" Betrayal of Jimmy DLC.Enjoy your exclusive claim on the guy while it lasts, because next week - Sept. 7, to be exact - Jimmy's Vendetta, the follow-up to Betrayal, will be available to 360, PC and PS3 owners for $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft Points).

Assuming Vendetta is anything like Betrayal (and there's no reason yet to suspect that it isn't), you can expect a mission pack that completelyignores Vito's narrative and instead scatters missions (30 this time, according topublisher 2K)across the map for you to track down and tackle. Resembling something out of the first two Grand Theft Auto games, these jobstend to be short, focused and timed, with your success measured in points awarded for killing gangsters (but not civilians or cops)and for any time left on the clock. Betrayal made for a fun diversion that veered sharply away from the story's slower pace and gave PS3 owners an excellent reason to go back into Empire Bay after finishing Mafia II; if Vendetta at least offers more of the same, then we're interested.

Aug 31, 2010


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