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'Mafia II'is a 2010 action-adventure game developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Games. It was released in August 2010 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. A remastered version of Mafia II with updated graphics titled Mafia II: Definitive Edition was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on 19 May 2020.
In 1943, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta is arrested during a robbery and opts to join the United States Army to avoid jail, enlisting as a jeep driver in the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Vito first experiences the power of the Mafia when an operation in Sicily goes away and Don Calò arrives and orders the Italian soldiers to stand down.
In early 1945, Vito returns home on leave to Empire Bay and reunites with his childhood friend Joe Barbaro, who has joined the Clemente crime family in his absence and supplies Vito with counterfeit discharge papers. Learning that his late father left the family in debt to a loan shark, Vito seeks work with his father's former employer Derek Pappalardo, who has ties with the Mafia and recommends him to Henry Tomasino, a Clemente made man, after learning of Vito's connections with Joe. After carrying out several jobs alongside Joe and Henry, Vito secures enough money to pay off his father's debt but is arrested again, this time for the theft and sale of ration stamps, and sentenced to ten years in prison. During his time in jail, Vito befriends Leo Galante, the consigliere of Don Frank Vinci, but learns that his mother passed away and all the money he had obtained is spent on her funeral.In 1951, Vito is released early thanks to his connections to Leo.