This morning, 2K Games announced a team-up with Playboy, Thankfully, this won't be a sequel to Playboy: The Mansion. Instead, Hefner's company is providing access to its image database for for Mafia II. Playboy will provide "unique in-game integration" of more than 50 vintage Playboy covers and centerfolds into the Mafia II universe. So you'll be able to collect in-game girly magazines. Games take a leap forward.
"While most mob-inspired games' emphasis is solely on action, Mafia II features a deep and compelling narrative that is embellished with a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "In partnering with Playboy, we are able to add a unique element of authenticity to the game by using vintage images from the magazine that illustrate the power of Playboy's influence on the attitudes and culture of that generation."
So say you're trying to enhance a deep and compelling, atmospheric narrative when people ask why you're drooling over cheesecake pics from 60 years ago!
Mafia II comes out for the PC, PS3 and 360 in August.