Gamers will have to wait a short time longer to play Mafia: Definitive Edition.
On Twitter, 2K Games announced that Mafia: Definitive Edition will no longer be releasing in August. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the game will now release in late September.
"Mafia: Definitive Edition will now release worldwide on September 25th," the tweet stated. "Though we'd originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28th, finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to due is compromise the quality of the experience.
"From the beginning, this has been a passion project for us. Many of our developers helped create the original Mafia, and all of us are committed to crafting an updated experience worthy of that timeless classic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide."
The publisher then went on to announce that they will be giving gamers an extended look at Mafia: Definitive Edition on July 22nd.
The Definitive Edition of Mafia will make a number of improvements to the 2002 classic. The game will run on a new game engine and feature an expanded story. There will be new cutscenes, additional gameplay sequences, and an original score.
Mafia: Definitive Edition will release on September 25th for Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The title will come to the Epic Games Store at a later date. Those who pre-order the game will unlock The Chicago Outfit pack, which grants players the Smith V12 limousine vehicle, Gold Semi-Automatic Pistol weapon skin, and The Don outfit. Owning Mafia: Definitive Edition will unlock Tommy Angelo's suit and cab in the Definitive Editions of both Mafia II and Mafia III.