August 23, 2010 21:06 ET

Mafia II to Launch on OnLive at 12:01AM PDT on Tuesday, August 24

OnLive Offers Day-and-Date Release of the Mafia II Video Game Along With FREE Game With Purchase

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced that Mafia II by 2K Games will be available on the OnLive Game Service starting at 12:01AM PDT on Tuesday, August 24 -- the day of the new game's North American release. OnLive members who purchase a Full PlayPass for Mafia II between August 24 and August 29 will also receive a coupon for another game on the OnLive Game Service for free*.

"We're excited to launch Mafia II on OnLive," said Denby Grace, Senior Producer of Mafia II at 2K Games. "The innovations in the game will provide OnLive members with many hours of entertainment. And for Mac users, OnLive is the only way to play Mafia II."

The OnLive Game Service is a cloud-based gaming platform that offers immediate access to premium video game content on a PC or Mac® via a broadband connection. With no downloads and no physical media to purchase, OnLive members can start playing Mafia II instantly and be among the first to immerse themselves in the thrilling underworld of Empire Bay -- the fictional city in which Mafia II is set.

"By adding Mafia II and other top titles to our lineup of great games, OnLive is broadening its portfolio and demonstrating how the Game Service is a perfect platform for amazing content," said John Spinale, VP Games and Media at OnLive. "Mafia II is phenomenal. The open-world play will be a big hit with the OnLive community. We're thrilled to be among the first to offer the new release to our members."

More information about Mafia II, the limited-time promotion and OnLive's AT&T Founding Members Program is available at The OnLive Game Service includes a host of great games across a variety of gaming genres. For a complete, up-to-date list of currently available, and soon-to-be-released, titles visit

Mafia II - 2K Games
From the developers of the award-winning Mafia comes Mafia II, a beautifully crafted look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding upon the original hit that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, 2K Czech takes players deeper into the Mafia with a mature and compelling narrative that will immerse players like never before.

About OnLive
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles directly on PCs and Macs via a web browser and soon on any HDTV via OnLive's MicroConsole™ TV adapter. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT) and The Belgacom Group. More information is available at

OnLive, Brag Clip and MicroConsole are trademarks or registered trademarks of OnLive, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. *ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RETROACTIVE DISCOUNTS. Purchase a Full PlayPass for "Mafia II" between August 24, 2010 (12:01AM PDT) and August 29, 2010 (11:59PM PDT) and receive a promotion code via email for a free Full PlayPass applicable to any available title. Promotion code must be used by August 30, 2010 (11:59PM PDT) while connected to the OnLive Game Service. Offer only valid within the contiguous United States. Game purchases are not transferable and are available only for PC and Mac® platforms. The promotion code has no cash value.