In the Japanese version, the collectible Playmate photographs were censored with black bars over breasts and bottom.
While the game isn't a direct sequel to the original Mafia
, there are a few nods to the original game:
- Excerpts from Tommy Angelo's testimony against Ennio Salieri appear in the loading screens;
- The music playing in the restaurant at the beginning of Chapter 5 is from the original game;
- One of the trucks has "Lost Heaven, Brno, Empire Bay" written on the side (the city from the original game, the home of 2K Czech, and Mafia II's city respectively).
References to the game
was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 11/2010.