Mafia 2 Collector's Edition, Pre-Order DLC Revealed

BOOM widget 127120Those looking to buy 2K Czech's old-timey open-world mobster game Mafia II now have several additional purchasing options, as publisher 2K Games today unveiled a "Mafia II Collector's Edition" along with some retailer-specific pre-order bonuses.

A specific price for the Collector's Edition wasn't mentioned in today's announcement, though retailer listings indicate that it commands a $20 premium over the regular edition, making the Mafia II Collector's Edition $79.99 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and $69.99 on PC in North America. nope

According to 2K, the Collector's Edition will be "available in limited quantities across select North American retailers and internationally," packing the game plus:

Mafia II Collector's Edition Contents
  • Collectible SteelBook Casing: Brushed metallic SteelBook hard case with debossed logo containing two pieces of art featuring Vito and Joe, the stars of Mafia II.
  • Made Man Pack: Free access to in-game downloadable pack that lets players get behind the wheel of two different luxury automobiles modeled after cars from the period. In addition, Vito will look the part with two new "made man" suits, including a vintage tux.
  • Hardcover Art Book: Get to know the families of Empire Bay with a 100-page photo album-style art book that takes fans through the artistic design process of the game.
  • Mafia II Orchestral Soundtrack: Immerse yourself in Empire Bay's symphonic masterpiece with the Mafia II score recorded by the Prague FILMHarmonic Orchestra on CD.
  • Map of Empire Bay: Get familiar with the neighborhoods and own the streets with a high quality, tear-resistant map depicting the 10 square miles of Empire Bay and all the hangout spots.
"The first Mafia title was a critical success, and we are excited to deliver an epic sequel," said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "By offering a Collector's Edition, special pre-order incentives and downloadable content for Mafia II, we are able to show our appreciation for those guys wise enough to reserve their copies early."

The game itself is due to hit all three platforms--PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360--simultaneously in North America on August 24, then internationally August 27.

As for the various incentives that retailers are offering in exchange for a pre-order of Mafia II or the Mafia II Collector's Edition, details can be found below:

Pre-Order Bonuses for North America
"The downloadable content packs will also be available at select international retailers."
  • Vegas Pack (GameStop): Get a taste of old school Vegas in this new DLC pack from Mafia II. Bring a taste of Vegas to Empire Bay as you cruise through the town in two new cars with smooth handling and timeless lines. Vito shows his Vegas style in two new suits inspired by movies and music of the time.
  • War Hero Pack (GameStop): The '40s wouldn't be complete without a war hero. Vito plays the role well in the War Hero DLC pack. Drive two military style vehicles and notice the superior handling in all weather conditions. Vito looks sharp in two new military outfits, including fatigues and a dress uniform.
  • Renegade Pack (Amazon): Show off your inner renegade in this new DLC pack. Start with two new cars, one with the slick styling and tight handling of a small sports coupe and the other with the revved up engine of a '50s hot rod. Outfit Vito in two new suits, including leather and lettermen's jackets to fit his renegade persona.
  • Greaser Pack (Best Buy): Free access to the in-game downloadable content pack that is all about speed. These two new hot-rod speedsters will win you pink slips every time. Pair them with two new outfits for Vito -- a leather jacket with heavy boots, and a leather racing suit -- and get your engines revving.
  • $10 Gift Card (Wal-Mart.com): Pre-order Mafia II at Wal-Mart.com and receive a $10 Wal-Mart e-gift card