Mafia: Definitive Edition is just a little over a month away with 2K Games and developer Hangar 13 now giving us a much closer look at their hotly anticipated late summer release.
As seen on IGN, this fifteen minute preview of Mafia: Definitive Edition shows us the upcoming remake in all its gritty gangster glory. Alongside a general overview of the game and the visual/technical changes that have been made, we get to see one of Mafia’s best missions “A Trip to the Country” being played out.
For those who are still a little confused as to what Mafia: Definitive Edition actually is, it’s a top to bottom remake of the 2002 open-world GTA rival, Mafia. Although the story, characters, settings, and missions remain intact, Hangar 13 have rebuilt everything here for current generation hardware using modern development techniques. The IGN video includes side by side comparisons of the 2002 original and Mafia: Definitive Edition just to show off how much has changed.
Hangar 13 is a developer comprised of Mafia vets, their last game having been 2016’s Mafia III. All three games in the franchise – Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, and Mafia III: Definitive Edition will be able in one Mafia Trilogy bundle next month, bringing the three games together for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The original Mafia was released in 2002 and followed the story of Thomas Angelo during the 1930s. Mafia II was released in 2010 and followed the story of Vito Scaletta during the 1940s and 50s. Then Mafia III was released in 2016 following the story of Lincoln Clay during the late 1960s. The events of each game bleed into the other detailing an overarching plot of Mafia families going to war and deals being made.
Source: IGN (via YouTube)