Following the release of a teaser trailer last week, 2K and Hangar 13 have finally announced details regarding Mafia: Trilogy. As you may have guessed, Mafia: Trilogy is a collection of the acclaimed Mafia series; though it’s not just a basic bundle of the three Mafia games in one , it features revamped versions of the open-world crime action titles!
The Trilogy consists of the following:
- Mafia: Definitive Edition – A built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia
- Mafia II: Definitive Edition – An ultra HD remaster of Mafia II
- Mafia III: Definitive Edition – A re-introduction of the current-gen Mafia III
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition might just be the highlight of the trilogy. As the original Mafia was released back in 2002 for PS2, Xbox, and PC, 2K and Hangar 13 re-made the game from the ground-up, complete with a new game engine, an updated script, new cutscenes, and additional gameplay sequences. Thanks to this, Mafia: Definitive Edition will be a great entry-point for new players, as well as a worthy re-play for long-time series fans.
Set in the 1930s during the Prohibition Era USA, the game’s premise is described by 2K as:
“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 some rewards are too big to pass up.”
Mafia II: Definitive Edition
Unlike the first Mafia, Mafia II has aged much better given that it was originally released in 2010 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, especially in terms of gameplay. But for the Trilogy release, 2K and Hangar 13 made Mafia II: Definitive Edition an ultra HD remaster of the original game. Aside from featuring up to 4k resolution, Mafia II: Definitive Edition includes all three previously released Mafia II campaign add-ons, as well as all Clothing and Vehicle Packs
Set in the 1940s and ‘50s, Mafia II’s story is described as:
“War hero Vito Scaletta becomes entangled with the mob in hopes of paying his father’s debts. Alongside his buddy Joe, Vito works to prove himself, climbing the family ladder in pursuit of greater status and reward. But with each new risk comes even heavier consequence… ”
Mafia III: Definitive Edition
Finally, we have Mafia III: Definitive Edition, a game that was released in 2017 for current-gen consoles. This re-release of Mafia III features all three Mafia III campaign add-ons, as well as all Weapons and Vehicle Packs.
Mafia III takes place in 1968 LA, and it’s story is as follows:
“After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible.”
Availability and Bonuses
Physical copies of the Mafia: Trilogy will be released on August 28, 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, though the package is available for purchase digitally right now. Players who purchase a digital copy of the game will be able to download Mafia II and Mafia III Definitive Edition immediately; they will then be able to access Mafia: Definitive Edition on August 28.
All three Mafia games are also available for purchase individually. The Definitive Editions for Mafia II and Mafia III are available today as standalone purchases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Meanwhile, Mafia: Definitive Edition will be available as a standalone purchase on August 28.
Players who pre-order Mafia: Definitive Edition, as well as players who purchase the digital version or pre-order the physical version of Mafia: Trilogy prior to August 28, will receive “The Chicago Outfit” bonus add-on content for Mafia: Definitive Edition. This content pack includes:
- Exclusive Player Outfit: The Don
- Exclusive Vehicle: Smith V12 Limousine
- Exclusive Weapon Skin: Gold Semi-Automatic
Players with 2K accounts will also get to download the following bonus items:
- Mafia: Definitive Edition: Black Cats Motorcycle Pack;
- Mafia II: Definitive Edition: Made Man Pack;
- Mafia III: Definitive Edition: Classico Three-piece Suit & IL Duca Revolver.
Finally, existing Mafia II and Mafia III owners will be automatically upgraded to the Definitive Editions of both titles for free. Players who own a combination of Mafia titles will also receive discount offers on the other Mafia games that they don’t have yet. These offers will be available via in-game menus.