Mafia II demo goes live

2K Games today made good on the release of Mafia II’s playable demo. The little taste of mob-drama-for-your mama-mia is now available on PSN, XBL, Steam and “select internet portals” for PC.

The demo will include a sampling of the “Buzzsaw” level, in which Vito Scalletta and a few pals are sent to take out a mobster known as The Fat Man. “Edge-of-your-seat action,” “era-evoking cars,” and “memorable characters” shall ensue – all set within the expansive ‘50s-era city of Empire Bay.

Look for the full epic in a few weeks – August 24 in North America / August 27 in Europe – on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.