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Mafia Trilogy Revealed, Includes What Looks Like a Remake of the Original

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The Mafia Trilogy has been officially revealed after weeks of rumors and days of teasing by the series' official Twitter account.

Little has been said about the series' rebirth thus far, though a new trailer does help hint at what players can expect. 

Furthermore, store listings on the Microsoft Store hint even more strongly at what's in store for the series. First spotted by TrueAchievements, a store listing for Mafia: Definitive Edition seems to suggest the game will be out on August 28. It also says, as the glorious screenshot above similarly suggests, that the game is "built from the ground up." Given the fidelity of the years-old game, it seems safe to assume this is a remake along the lines of Crash Bandicoot or Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2, capturing the original game, but remade entirely for a modern audience.

Another listing for Mafia 2: Definitive Edition also indicates a 2020 launch for the game, with a launch date of next week, May 19. There is currently no store page for Mafia 3: Definitive Edition, though it is referenced in the Mafia 2 listing, saying "Own Mafia II: Definitive Edition to unlock Vito’s Leather Jacket and Car in both Mafia and Mafia III Definitive Editions." 

It's worth noting that the full reveal of these games is set for the 19th, so it may be that when the games are discussed by 2K during that reveal, Mafia 2: Definitive Edition will launch right then and there with the other games scattered through the subsequent months ahead.

Mafia first released in 2002, while Mafia 2 launched in 2010 and Mafia 3 arrived in 2016. The reveal event is scheduled for next week, May 19 at 9 am Pacific at MafiaGame.com.

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