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Rumour: Mafia news from 2K Games might be "very soon"

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According to the voice actor behind Mafia II's Vito Scaletta, there might be something ready to announce to fans soon. It's been five long years since we last did favours for the family.

Mafia II was a pretty good successor and had two story DLCs to its name, but then 2K went all 'code of silence' about anything more in the works. Are we finally ready to grease our hair again?

Rumour: Possible Mafia 3 casting call reveals Louisiana setting

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A casting call posted with the Actors Access network has been spotted, and its owner is looking for three actors with Italian and/or southern accents. The characters are all described as robot Mafiosos.

Franklin, Tony and Mickey are all focused on their criminal enterprises. Not much has been heard about Mafia 3 and this casting call is for an 'untitled game' in the works.

Warhorse's journey to funding, "a ton of pitfalls where we can screw up"

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Creative Director Dan Vavra of Warhorse, formerly lead designer for 2K Games' Mafia series, has blogged a developer diary shedding light on the hardship of getting investors.

They had "no office, no company, no money and nothing to show" at the start but a pitch and some pictures. They were "no West and Zampella" and interest wouldn't come easy.

Grand Theft Auto franchise ships over 114m, GTA IV now at 22m

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Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick revealed that overall the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a huge 114 million copies to retailers during its lifetime.

Grand Theft Auto IV has cleared 22 million of that grand total. CEO Zelnick also gave away some other key title numbers, although L.A. Noire is missing.

Warhorse Games formed by 2K Czech and Bohemia veterans

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Former Mafia and Operation Flashpoint developers have left 2K Czech and Bohemia Interactive respectively to form a new studio called Warhorse Games.

It's based in Prague and they're working on an unannounced RPG. They're website teased it won't "disappoint fans of open realistic worlds". Warhorse is hiring.

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