2K has teased news on an updated Mafia trilogy release today, and while the publisher plans to make its official announcements next week, an early store listing has provided us with a load of details on the modernised series, right down to the Mafia: Definitive Edition release date. The first game is coming back with not just a remaster, but a full-on remake, and Mafia II: Definitive Edition is getting some massive improvements, too.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is due to launch August 28, 2020, according to the Microsoft Store listing. The game has been “re-made from the ground up”, and the early screenshots – which you can see below – show it. The original Mafia is “faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.”
Mafia II: Definitive Edition is due to launch on May 19, 2020, according to its own leaked Microsoft Store page – the same day 2K had teased for its official announcement. This is billed in the description as a more straightforward remaster, and will include all the original DLC.
In case those store pages disappear, check out all the Mafia: Definitive Edition screenshots below – and have a look at the original game’s Steam page for comparison.
And here’s what the new Mafia II looks like – better than the original Steam release, certainly, but a bit less dramatic.