Mafia 2 Dev Diary Showcases "Empire Bay"

On Friday, 2K Czech released a developer diary video that went behind the scenes of its upcoming open-world "Cosa Nostra" sim, Mafia II.

The primary focus of the video is the detail that went behind creating Empire Bay, the city Mafia II takes place in. Covering "10 square miles," Empire Bay is "roughly" twice the size of the city featured in the original title in series.

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Throughout the course of the game, players will watch the city evolve from from a bleak post-World War II 1940s to a booming 1950s. Of course, a bigger city means more hiding spots for all the bodies players are sure to compile in an attempt to rise to power.

Mafia II is scheduled to hit the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 24, 2010.