- Aug 25, 2020
According to the Microsoft Store, Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia 2: Definitive Edition will be released on August 28 and May 19, respectively. These dates follow the vague tease of Mafia: Trilogy by 2K. If Mafia 2's release date is true, it will be released on the same day as the full reveal of the Mafia: Trilogy that is taking place on Tuesday, May 19 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BST. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/13/mafia-trilogy-teaser-trailer"] The Microsoft Store listings for both Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia 2: Definitive Edition also include brand new screenshots that show the updated versions in action, which you can see in the galleries below. The store page for the original Mafia also promises this game will be "faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=mafia-definitive-edition-screenshots&captions=true"] It also mentions that players who own Mafia: Definitive Edition will be able to unlock Tommy's Suit and Cab in both Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 definitive editions, hinting that these may be separate releases instead of one compilation. Those who purchase Mafia II will unlock Vito's Leather Jacket and Car in both Mafia and Mafia 3 definitive editions. In our review of Mafia, we called it amazing and said "Mafia is dripping with style and class and has certainly shoved itself into the ranks of the best games of this year, which as you know has already had some incredible titles." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=mafia-2-definitive-edition-screenshots&captions=true"] In our review of Mafia 2, we said "Mafia II is an interesting mobster tale with some great voice acting and cool cutscenes; if you have a “made man” itch, feel free to scratch it here, but be prepared for a pretty standard third-person shooter in the gameplay department." In our review of Mafia 3, we said "Mafia 3’s strong characters and confident storytelling kept me engaged, even if the gameplay rarely delivered anything but bog-standard and repetitive open-world action." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can't wait and is so excited he just can't hide it. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.