In a surprise announcement Tuesday, publisher 2K made remastered versions of two games in the critically acclaimed Mafia trilogy available for immediate download. The news comes less than one week after the announcement of an upgraded version of all three games in the series, which are being sold together under the title Mafia: Trilogy.
Both Mafia 2: Definitive Edition and Mafia 3: Definitive Edition are available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam for those who pre-order Mafia: Trilogy prior to Aug. 28. Additionally, players who already own the original versions of those games on certain platforms will be granted immediate access to the new versions on those platforms. The offer also includes free and discounted add-on content for both titles.
Meanwhile, Mafia: Definitive Edition won’t be available until the Aug. 28 release date. Tuesday’s announcement was also accompanied by new trailers for all three games.
“Mafia II: Definitive Edition will be automatically granted to all existing owners of Mafia II on Steam today at no additional cost,” 2K said Tuesday in a news release. “Additionally, all existing Mafia III owners on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam will be upgraded to Mafia III: Definitive Edition today at no additional cost. Customers who own a combination of titles will receive special reduced-price upgrade offers to complete their trilogy via in-game menus within each of the Mafia titles.”
Development of the games is being led by 2K’s Hanger 13 development studio, whose approach differs on each title. Mafia: Definitive Edition is described as a “built-from-the-ground-up remake,” while Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is an “ultra HD remaster.” Mafia 3: Definitive Edition is listed as a “re-introduction.” All three titles will feature 4K graphics. 2K also says these titles are due out on the Epic Games Store and Google Stadia “at a later date.”
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