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Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 Definitive Editions Revealed by Multiple Ratings Boards

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Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 are the latest games set to receive re-releases, or so it seems according to two new ratings board listings. Two separate ratings comes by way of the boards in both South Korea and Taiwan. Historically, ratings board listings have been a foolproof way of verifying game release rumors.

In South Korea, it's only the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition which has been rated (and thus prematurely revealed). The listing does not mention any platforms. In Taiwan, meanwhile, both games have been rated for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Release dates do not seem to have been mentioned just yet. 

It's clear, like Saints Row: The Third Remastered last week, that the games being revealed in this way is less than ideal for the studios and publisher behind them. It may also be the case, again like Saints Row, that the official unveiling is right around the corner. 

There have long been rumors of a remastered version of Mafia 2, though the re-release of Mafia 3 is a bit more puzzling given that the game already came out during this generation. It may be that both titles are due to arrive on next-gen platforms this fall, or perhaps Take-Two has brought a team on to improve Mafia 3's litany of bugs, some of which were never fixed post-launch. 

It's also worth noting that current rumors swirl about a Las Vegas-set Mafia 4 in the works. To date, we've avoided reporting on these rumors because the claims could not substantiated in any serious way, but we figure it's worth mentioning with these other games in the series all but confirmed. It may be that Take-Two is building toward a full-on franchise revival.

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