Less than an hour after last week’s teaser announcement that revealed that the Mafia Trilogy was a thing the trilogy had been leaked via the Microsoft Store. Everything from release date to what the trilogy contained and making matters even worse was that Mafia II Definitive Edition was available for purchase on the Australian PSN store in the early hours of May 19, despite the game not having been fully revealed. So what has been the worst kept secret over the past week has become this morning become official, with 2K officially detailing the Mafia Trilogy in full, confirming that Mafia Definitive Edition is a full remake and is launching on August 28, while Mafia II and Mafia III Definitive Editions are HD remasters that are releasing today! Each game will be available for purchase individually or as a trilogy pack. A physical version of the trilogy will be available for PS4 and Xbox One on August 28.
We’ve been lucky enough to have Mafia II Definitive Edition, which is being ported by D3T Limited, for a little over a week, you can read our review here.
That’s not the only good news, because if you own Mafia II on Steam or Mafia III on Steam, PS4 or Xbox One, 2K will allow you to upgrade to the Definitive Editions at no additional cost, and players who own select entries will be granted special discount offers to complete the trilogy. Furthermore, all Definitive Editions include all DLC released for the game, making that free upgrade a rather tasty little treat from 2K, or if you’ve never played any of the entries then what better time than now?
But what about the remake? How much effort has gone into it and what can player’s expect? According to the game’s press release “Mafia: Definitive Edition is a comprehensive, built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia, complete with an updated script filled with rich new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes; all-new gameplay sequences and features; the same stellar game engine that powered Mafia III’s best-in-class cinematics; and other enhancements. It’s the Mafia you remember, only much more.”
Enough spin, feast your eyes on the Mafia II Definitive Edition trailer below to see the game in action: