Mafia Wars 2 announced

Zynga has been working on a few family-friendly Facebook games recently, like Adventure World and Empires & Allies, but now the company has announced a sequel to one of its first, more adult-oriented, hits. Mafia Wars 2 is on the way, and details are scarce. So far all we have to go on is a brief story trailer, and a promise that following the game on Facebook will unlock "limited edition items."

The trailer doesn't give a release date, but says the game is "coming soon." But when Zynga says soon they tend to mean it -- Adventure World, for example, launched just over a week after its announcement. If you want to step into the shoes of a gangster, again, you won't have to wait much longer.

Check out the trailer below.