Mafia II ready to hit retail August 24, 2010

Take-Two announced today that Mafia II is ready to offer North American retail an August 27, 2010, release date -- we doubt they'll refuse. We guess that leaves LA Noire or Max Payne 3 (we'll be shocked if it's Civilization V) as the game that could potentially be delayed by the publisher. (Umm, assuming this final date doesn't get gunned down at the last minute.)

The game will also be playable by the public for the first time at PAX East, which starts tomorrow in Boston.

Update: August 27 in the UK.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.