UPDATE September 22nd: Mafia II and its DLC have finally returned to Xbox 360. The page was updated between September 16th and the 22nd. The original post follows.
Original Post from September 5th:
On the eve of my holiday weekend vacation (which is why I’m just now digging in) the official Mafia homepage announced that Mafia II was once again available for digital purchase on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While the game appeared promptly on PlayStation Network alongside the August 30th announcement it has yet to return on Xbox 360 nearly one week later. No explanation has been given by 2K Games but I’ve reached out for a comment.
There are a few more wrinkles to the game’s surprise console return, both good and bad. Achievement hunters were quick to notice that the game’s seven pieces of DLC content have yet to return on consoles. On the upside, Mafia II is playable through Sony’s PlayStation Now service on an array of devices but if it does return to Xbox it most likely won’t be backward compatible on Xbox One.
Coincidentally, I had just gotten around to researching Mafia and Mafia II the week before this announcement, confirming that both games were originally delisted due to specific music licensing deals. Mafia II returned to Steam on June 1st, 2016 missing a handful of songs but with all of the DLC in tow.
I’ll update this post and bump it back to the top if 2K makes an official statement or if I see the game pop up on Xbox 360.