2K Games Officially Unveils Mafia: Definitive Edition, a “Total Remake” of the Original Gangster Classic

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Following last week’s teaser, 2K Games has shared official details on Mafia: Definitive Edition, a “total remake” of the 2002 original that’s built from the ground up and modernized with 4K/HDR-ready visuals. This happens to be the centerpiece of the newly announced Mafia: Trilogy, which includes Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition.

“Rather than a straight port of the original Mafia to modern platforms, Mafia: Definitive Edition is a faithful remake that enhances the 2002 classic in every way, delivering an experience that’s even better than you remember,” wrote 2K. “The beautiful presentation, with stunning visuals that are 4K/HDR-ready and a sweeping soundscape featuring an original score, breathe new life into this vision of organized crime in 1930s America.”

“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 Hangar 13 President and CCO Haden Blackman, who led the development of Mafia: Definitive Edition across Hangar 13’s offices in Brno, Brighton, Prague, and Novato. “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 and new story elements and gameplay features.”

Mafia: Definitive Edition will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on August 28, 2020, as well as the Epic Games Store at a later date. Meanwhile, the definitive editions of Mafia II and Mafia III are already available to purchase on Steam, PSN, and the Microsoft Store.

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