EuroGamer have posted a preview of Mafia, following a visit to the offices of publisher Take 2 to see a beta build of the game last week. Here's a bit of intro:

    "Mafia is a story-led action game from the makers of Hidden & Dangerous, set in an imaginary American town during the golden age of the gangster. You start out as a humble taxi driver, but your world is soon turned upside down when a group of wiseguys pile into the back seat and commandeer your cab as an impromptu getaway car. Before long you are screeching through the crowded streets with a rival gang on your tail, and it's all downhill from there."