After a variety of rumors and leaks, the re-release of all three Mafia video games has been confirmed with a short teaser trailer and the announcement of more information coming in a few days on May 19th.
You can watch the teaser below.
The original Mafia video game first came out on Windows in 2002 but was later brought to the OG Xbox console in 2004. The second Mafia video game, Mafia II, was released on the Xbox 360 in 2010, and Mafia III came out in 2016 on the Xbox One.
Judging from footage in the teaser and several leaked images (see above) it’s safe to assume that this isn’t a simple re-release but more of a complete remake and an official Microsoft Store listing for Mafia, now named Mafia: Definitive Edition, confirms this by stating that it’s been “remade from the ground up.”
Unfortunately, the store page now appears to have been taken offline but here’s what it said in full:
Remade from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore.
Store listings (which are also now offline) for the second and third game also feature Definitive Edition in their titles. While Mafia II: Definitive Edition also seems to be getting a significant visual upgrade, it’s unclear how much Mafia III will be changed given that it’s already out on Xbox One. It’s likely that Mafia III: Definitive Edition will simply contain all of the DLC like most other Definitive Edition Xbox One games.
Details and release dates should be confirmed on May 19th.
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