Before we move on to the next generation of gaming, 2K is bringing back one of its best franchises in the form of the Mafia: Trilogy. Live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of American organised crime with HD remasters of both Mafia II and Mafia III, and a complete from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia game from 2002.
The remake of the original Mafia launches on August 28. Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition are both available right now. You can check out the games individually or go straight for the Trilogy and gain access to Mafia: Definitive Edition as soon as it becomes available.
Mafia: Definitive Edition—the centrepiece of the collection—features an updated script filled with rich new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes. The all-new gameplay is thanks to the game engine that powered Mafia III. This remake is said to be the Mafia game you remember, only much more.
“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 at Hangar 13, the studio that led the development of Mafia: Definitive Edition.
“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 long-time fans a chance to relive Tommy’s story with a stellar modern presentation, as well as new story elements and gameplay features.”
Maybe the best part of the Mafia: Trilogy announcement is that gamers who own the original Mafia II on Steam can download Mafia II: Definitive Edition at no extra cost. Those who own Mafia III on PS4, XB1 or Steam, can upgrade to Mafia III: Definitive Edition, right now, at no additional cost.
Despite the saying, it appears that crime does pay.