AFTER being teased last week that a Mafia: Trilogy remaster was in the works, 2K and Hangar 13 have just released not only more exciting details but have already launched two of the trilogy’s titles. In an official announcement we’ve learned that we’re getting more than just a remaster of the critically acclaimed series. However they’re saving the most exciting of the bunch until a later date.
Originally released in 2002, Mafia will be getting a built-from-the-ground-up remake called Mafia: Definitive Edition featuring plenty of new content. The story of cab driver Tommy Angelo’s unexpected introduction into the Italian Mafia in 1930’s Lost Heaven, Illinois will be told through a new updated script, new cutscenes and gameplay sequences. Mafia: Definitive Edition has also been rebuilt with the same game engine also used in Mafia III. Unfortunately, even though this is the first title in the trilogy, Mafia: Definitive Edition won’t be released until August 28 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
But you can still get your Mafia fix as of today with both Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition. Remastered by D3T Limited, Mafia II: Definitive Edition has been given the 4K treatment. This time it’s during the 1940’s-50’s in Empire Bay, New York. You play as War hero Vito Scaletta who becomes involved in the mob after learning about his late fathers hefty debt. Vito has no choice but to work for the mob to make ends meet. Mafia II: Definitive Edition is not only 4K compatible but also comes with all three campaign add-ons as well as clothing and vehicle packs. You can now purchase Mafia II: Definitive Edition digitally as a separate title or with the Mafia: Trilogy bundle on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam. But if you already own Mafia II on Steam you’ll be given the Mafia II: Definitive Edition at no extra cost.
Mafia III: Definitive Edition is more of a re-introduction to the most recent entry in the trilogy. Our main protagonist is Vietnam War soldier Lincoln Clay in 1960’s New Bordeaux, Louisiana. Instead of joining an already formed criminal empire you create your own after your surrogate family was wiped out by the Italian Mafia. Like Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition also contains all three campaign add-ons and clothes/vehicle packs. It will also be available to those who already own Mafia III on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam and is available digitally either separately or with the Mafia: Trilogy bundle.
The physical edition of Mafia: Trilogy won’t be available until the release of Mafia: Definitive Edition on August 28. But both the digital and physical editions are available for pre-order right now which will also come with a bonus “The Chicago Outfit” add-on for Mafia: Definitive Edition which includes:
- Exclusive Player Outfit:The Don
- Exclusive Vehicle:Smith V12 Limousine
- Exclusive Weapon Skin:Gold Semi-Automatic
There’s also free bonuses included with each game whether you pre-order or not including cosmetic items and cars.