Say hello to remakes and 4K remasters in 2K’s Mafia: Trilogy

2K and development studio Hangar 13 have officially revealed Mafia: Trilogy, after the release of the teaser trailer last week. Bringing all 3 games to modern consoles, the trilogy will feature the games in the Mafia series in different forms, including a full built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia. The full trilogy and Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on 28 Aug.

Screenshot of Mafia: Definitive Edition. (Photo: 2K)

Those who pre-order Mafia: Definitive Edition – as well as players who purchase the digital version or pre-order the physical version of Mafia: Trilogy – before 28 Aug 2020, will also receive “The Chicago Outfit” bonus add-on content for Mafia: Definitive Edition. This content pack includes:

  • Exclusive Player Outfit: The Don
  • Exclusive Vehicle: Smith V12 Limousine
  • Exclusive Weapon Skin: Gold Semi-Automatic

Players can also sign up for a 2K Account to unlock these bonus items for each game:

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition: Black Cats Motorcycle Pack;
  • Mafia II: Definitive Edition: Made Man Pack;
  • Mafia III: Definitive Edition: Classico Three-piece Suit & IL Duca Revolver.

And releasing today (20 May) are both Mafia II and Mafia III, which will both now come with Definitive Editions – the former features a ultra-HD remaster of the game. Both releases will come with all the original bonus add-on content previously released. If you pre-order Mafia: Trilogy, you will get access to these two games right away.

Screenshot from Mafia II: Definitive Edition (Photo: 2K)

If you already own Mafia II on Steam, you’ll instantly get upgraded to the Definitive Edition without any additional costs. Those who own Mafia III on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam will also get upgraded to the Mafia III: Definitive Edition, also at no additional cost.

You can buy Mafia: Trilogy digitally on the PlayStation Store (S$85.90), Xbox Store (S$85.90) and on Steam. The 2 games can also already be found on their respective stores, priced at S$39.90 each. Additionally, if you own a combination of the titles on the specific platforms, you’ll get a reduced-price upgrade offer to complete your trilogy within the menus of the games.

The Mafia Remake

Mafia: Definitive Edition is a comprehensive, built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia, complete with an updated script filled with new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes; as well as all-new gameplay sequences and features. It’s powered by the same game engine that powered Mafia III, together with and other enhancements. The voices and orchestral score have also been re-recorded for this remake.

Screenshot of Mafia: Definitive Edition. (Photo: 2K)

In Mafia: Definitive Edition, you’ll rise through the ranks of the Italian Mafia during the Prohibition era of organised crime. You’ll play as cab driver Tommy Angelo, in the 1930’s city of “Lost Heaven”.

Screenshot from Mafia: Definitive Edition (Photo: 2K)

“The original Mafia made such a lasting impact on how video games can tell serious stories, and we know how much the series’ fans still revere it,” said Haden Blackman, President and CCO at Hangar 13, who led the development of Mafia: Definitive Edition across the studio’s offices in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic; Brighton, United Kingdom; and Novato, Calif.

Screenshot of Mafia: Definitive Edition. (Photo: 2K)

“Nearly 20 years after the Mafia series started, we now have an amazing opportunity to introduce this beloved game to a new generation of players and give longtime fans a chance to relive Tommy’s story with a stellar modern presentation, as well as new story elements and gameplay features,” Blackman added.

The Mafia II Remaster

Remastered by D3T Limited, the crew behind the Shenmue I and II port, the Mafia II: Definitive Edition shows the game in full 4K detail. It includes all previous campaign add-ons – The Betrayal of Jimmy, Jimmy’s Vendetta and Joe’s Adventures – as well as the clothing and vehicle packs.

Screenshot from Mafia II: Definitive Edition (Photo: 2K)

Owning Mafia II: Definitive Edition will also unlock Vito’s Leather Jacket and Car in both Mafia and Mafia III definitive editions.

The complete Mafia III

The Mafia III: Definitive Edition brings everything released for this game together, including the campaign add-ons Faster Baby, Stones Unturned and Sign Of The Times, as well as the weapon and vehicle packs.

Those who own the definitive edition will also unlock Lincoln’s Army Jacket and Car in both Mafia and Mafia II definitive editions.

Screenshot of Mafia 3: Definitive Edition. (Photo: 2K)

Mafia III came out in 2017 so there’s not much to remaster or upgrade for what is still a pretty good-looking game. You can check out our review here.

Mafia: Trilogy, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition are all rated M18 by IMDA.

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