On May 13, 2K Games teased Mafia Trilogy and stated that a bigger reveal is set for May 19. The short teaser video featured voices from the three main characters in the series, and in-game footage of Vito Scaletta and Lincoln Clay from Mafia 2 and 3, respectively. But what about the original game? Well, screenshots have appeared on the Microsoft Store for what’s called Mafia: Definitive Edition, and it looks to be a full-on remake. The latter two games appear to have gotten more minor adjustments, as the first game now looks like it is the most recent in terms of visual fidelity. There’s also an apparent release date listed: August 27-28 this year.
The first game in the Mafia series originally hit PC in 2002 with console ports afterward in 2004. At the time, the game was revered for its cinematic approach to storytelling and an open world that portrayed a believable Chicago-inspired city in the 1930s called Lost Heaven. It was a crime drama centered around Italian mobsters and you played as a young goon named Tommy Angelo, who was coming up in the criminal underworld.
Many of the original game’s stylings and mechanics are outdated, of course. With the screenshots that popped up, we now know that Mafia 1 is getting a significant overhaul in what looks to be more of a remake than a remaster. You can check out all the screenshots of Mafia: Definitive Edition below.
This wasn’t the only Mafia-related reveal that leaked out of the Microsoft Store; Mafia II: Definitive Edition also cropped up there. You can also spot screenshots of what looks to be closer to a remaster (given that it was originally a PS3/Xbox 360 game).
No price has been listed for either game yet. You can check out our initial story on the Mafia Trilogy reveal for more details.
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