[UPDATE: Mafia: Definitive Edition will be releasing August 28, 2020. More details, screenshots at bottom.]
The official Twitter account of the Mafia series had been teasing a new announcement since a couple of days. After a lot of leaks and rumors, it’s finally official. The Mafia trilogy is getting remastered for current-gen platforms.
The teaser shows three different scenes from each of the game, all emphasising the theme of family constant through the open-world crime series.
The Trilogy will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC (on Steam as well as Epic Games Store). Although the third game didn’t do too well, with Mixed ratings on Steam. While Mafia II is an absolute masterpiece in my honest opinion. It nails the feels of being in the streets of 1950’s New York. The environments are beautifully designed brimming with details, the gameplay feels just perfect. That combined with a personal and a well-crafted storyline following Vito Scaletta, an army veteran who falls into depths of crime due to conditions.
We’ll be getting more information on the Mafia Trilogy on the announcement set for May 19. We’ll keep you updated.
[Update: Microsoft’s page for Mafia: Definitive Edition has since gone live, including screenshots AND the release date for the remake]
The series (or atleast the first one) will be a complete remake from scratch, including new additions to the story, revamped gameplay with the original soundtracks. It’s arriving this August 28, 2020.
Owning Mafia: Definitive Edition will unlock Tommy’s Suit and Cab in both Mafia II and Mafia III Definitive Editions. This makes it seem that the other two games will arrive later. Exciting news nonetheless.
Details about the game from the page:
“Part one of the Mafia crime saga – 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL
Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore.
Play a Mob Movie: Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia.
Lost Heaven, IL: Recreated 1930’s cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with.
Re-Made Classic: Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.”