Playboy to be featured in Mafia II

2K Games has announced that they have partnered with Playboy to bring the high-class spank magazine into the world of Mafia II. The mob-inspired title will feature 50 of Playboy’s earlier issues and centerfolds for players to collect for the sake of reading insightful articles and compelling interviews, I’m sure.

Playboy editorial director Jimmy Jellinek comments on the reasoning behind the partnership, “Mafia II is set when Playboy first came into vogue and features characters whose style and attitudes mirror content from our early issues. We’re excited to bring an element of authenticity to the game that is unmatched in the men’s publishing category.”

Mafia II and its collection of sticky-paged men’s lifestyle magazines has been plagued with delays, with an optimistic fourth quarter 2010 release at the earliest.