Mafia II gameplay footage blows, shoots stuff up

Ok, confession time again — the original Mafia is one of those games that completely passed me by. But it’s been absolutely impossible not to know of the game’s existence due to the “zomg-it’s-awesome” screams of the people who have played it and the subsequential demands for a long overdue sequel.

But regardless of having missed the first game the entertaining trailers, handfuls of rather nice looking screenshots, and now some actual gameplay footage that’s surfaced from a Norwegian site have got me oddly excited for Mafia II. It may not look as good as the first screenshots (the 2:13 mark seems to be step back from the image above) but the voice acting sounds solid, the cover system looks to function properly, and who wouldn’t enjoy tearing their way through detailed 50s-era decor.