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New Mafia II DLC focuses on Joe Barbaro, adds city-based quests

The third add-on content for Mafia II is due out before the end of the year, not exactly the most specific release date we’ve heard lately. Joe’s Adventures puts players in the shoes of Joe Barbaro, Vito’s best friend and partner in organized crime. The add-on will bring new quests and continue the crime drama (spoilers on the original Mafia II below, so stop reading here if you haven’t played through the game, yet).

The new add-on content will expand the original narrative of Mafia II by delving deeper in Joe’s life during the time Vito was in prison. This was a turning point in the game, and offers plenty of chances for 2K Games to tell us what happened in Empire Bay when Vito was behind bars. Joe will uncover the truth of why Vito is in prison and what is really going on with the Clemente family.

Joe’s Adventure brings new locations, including a train station, the cathouse, a boat yard, a seasonally changing lakefront and new buildings in Empire Bay. What might be the best part of the entire add-on content is the addition of new optional city-based quests filled with arcade-style action gameplay.