2K Games officially announced Mafia: Trilogy yesterday, incorporating Definitive Editions of Mafias 1, 2 and 3. The latter two games are actually already available for Xbox One, but it's the first game that acts as the centrepiece of the package, having been "re-made from the ground up."
The official website describes the game as a "faithful remake that enhances the 2002 classic in every way," citing 4K/HDR-ready visuals, a "sweeping soundscape" featuring an original score, lifelike cutscenes, and updated gameplay complete with some added bonuses:
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. Lifelike cutscenes present Mafia's narrative like never before, with Tommy's gripping story faithfully captured and expanded to give insights into characters we only got to glimpse in the original game. And the immersive gameplay has been updated to entertain newcomers and old-school fans alike, with added features like a larger Lost Heaven to explore, motorcycles introduced as a new vehicle type, collectibles to seek out, and much more.
You'll be able to get your hands on the game on August 28, 2020. Before then, it will reportedly have a "presence" as part of the PC Gaming Show taking place on June 6.
Additionally, if you pre-order Mafia: Definitive Edition or Mafia: Trilogy ahead of launch, you'll be entitled to The Chicago Outfit pack of "stylish cosmetic items", featuring the Smith V12 limousine vehicle, Gold Semi-Automatic Pistol weapon skin, and The Don outfit.
Here's what Hangar 13 President and CCO Haden Blackman had to say about the game:
"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."
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