Following a long week full of teasers, leaks, and speculation, 2K finally fully revealed the Mafia Trilogy to the world. It promises to let players "live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of organized crime in America." As expected, the title is available today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for Mafia II Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition, with Mafia: Definitive Edition joining the set this summer. Mafia Trilogy will feature all three titles in the franchise, but each will get a different treatment, considering they were released with significant time gaps between them.
The original Mafia I title is due for a full-fledged remake from the ground up, and the images below showcase a beautifully re-imagined version of the game. As for the second entry, Mafia II, the studio plans on giving players an ultra HD remaster of the critically acclaimed title. Finally, the third and final installment, Mafia III, is still relatively new so it will just get bundled together with its predecessors for the full experience.
As mentioned above, Mafia Trilogy is already available for purchase, and those who acquire the bundle now will get access to Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition immediately, with the first entry's remake becoming available for players to download on August 28. Mafia II: Definitive Edition brings 4k support to that game for the first time, along with some cleaned up visuals, while including all of Mafia II and Mafia III DLC in the pack. The more ambitious Mafia I: Definitive Edition that is a from the ground up remake is requiring a little work to get right, so it will become available on the aforementioned date. For those hoping to get all three on physical media, that may be a problem as 2K is only releasing the trilogy physically in a select number of EMEA and Asia regions, although Mafia I: Definitive Edition will get a physical version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One world wide.
The titles are also available to purchase individually if you prefer to do so a-la-carte rather then buying the set. The trilogy is priced at $59.99, while the Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition are priced at $29.99 each, and the Mafia I remake features a higher price tag, at $39.99. It will be on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, Epic, and Google Stadia. For those who own Mafia II on Steam, they will receive a free copy of Mafia II: Definitive Edition, while owners of Mafia III on PC and console will all get Mafia III: Definitive Edition free, effectively meaning all of Mafia III's DLC is free now. If you happen to own some of the games in the set, 2K isn't out to overly tax you with the trilogy, as they will offer a discount on the bundle based on what you own.
President and CCO at Hangar 13, Haden Blackman, expressed her excitement towards the announcement, and the work done from the development over the years to bring such a vibrant mafia experience to the masses.
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. 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.
Make sure to check out the dedicated Mafia: Definitive Edition trailer below to see what the ambitious Mafia: Definitive Edition remake looks like.
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