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2K Games buys Mafia developer

Publisher Take-Two has acquired Mafia developer, Czech studio Illusion Softworks. The studio will be re-branded 2K Czech, but aside from this there will be little by way of change.

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The studio, which employs over 200 people, will continue to work on gangster sequel Mafia 2, which is coming out on PC, PS3 and 360, although no release date has been confirmed as yet. Their back-catalogue includes the original Mafia which was very well received on PC back in 2002, and the Hidden and Dangerous series.

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