Mafia: Definitive Edition Screenshots Reveal a Stunning Remake

Mafia: Definitive Edition Screenshots Reveal a Stunning Remake

The oldest game in the trilogy got a serious visual upgrade.

This morning, a trailer teased the Mafia trilogy's arrival on modern consoles. But a Microsoft store listing has let some details slip early, including some incredible shots of the first Mafia game's apparent remake.

From the store listing, Mafia: Definitive Edition will be available on Aug. 28, 2020. It's been remade "from the ground-up," retelling the story of cab driver Tommy Angelo with an expanded story, gameplay, and original score.

These classic cars look fantastic. | 2K

But the Prohibition-era cityscape of Lost Heaven, Illinois has also received a visual upgrade that is, frankly, stunning. These screenshots look like a portal into The Godfather, replete with slick city streets, moody lighting, and the polished sheen of vintage cars on their way to more crime.

The lighting on this docks shot really sets the tone. | 2K

What this means for the other two Mafia games that are part of the Mafia trilogy is still unclear. I'd be surprised if Mafia 3 received the full-on remake treatment—it's the most recent of the bunch, and honestly doesn't need much in the way of polish. Mafia 2 looks to be getting a remaster rather than a full-on remake, if a more sparse Microsoft store listing is anything to go by.

Still, if the concept of a Mafia revival on its own wasn't enough to get me onboard, these screenshots sure did the trick. We'll see more about what's in store for the Mafia trilogy next week, when 2K unveils more on May 19. While there hasn't been a date set yet, we do know that Mafia: Trilogy will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in whatever form it takes.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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