A venerable old crime family is getting a new lease of life with the Mafia Trilogy.
Last week, the official Mafia Twitter account – which had lain dormant for almost two years – suddenly sprang into life. Over the course of three days, it sent the following three tweets:
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) May 10, 2020
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) May 11, 2020
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) May 12, 2020
Which set tongues wagging that a Mafia announcement was on the way. But what announcement? A remaster? A spin-off? A proper sequel? We only had to wait a day to find out the answer:
Live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of organized crime in America. Discover the #MafiaTrilogy Tuesday, May 19 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST at https://t.co/I2ztjXo7FZ. pic.twitter.com/kzLD4qFRAj
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) May 13, 2020
So we all waited patiently, for a week, as the tweet instructed. Then yesterday, the 2K press team reached out with information on the Mafia Trilogy; it’s not quite as simple as it sounds.
First up, the original Mafia game is being remade from the ground up. To be fair, it needs it. Released in 2002 for the PS2 and OG Xbox, Mafia is very much looking its age. But it’s still a fan favourite, and if the initial trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to be a cracker. The remaster releases on August 28, 2020.
Mafia II, released in 2010, isn’t in quite as rough shape as the game that precedes it. It’s only one console generation behind, after all. (Well, for a few more months.) This one’s received a spit and polish in the form of an HD Remaster, and as a pleasant surprise, is available to purchase right now.
Mafia III is… still here? This one only released in 2016, so it’s still in pretty good shape. Nothing to announce here, just a gentle reminder that it still exists.
So you’ll be able to purchase all of the individual components of the Mafia Trilogy separately. If you purchase the trilogy itself – which is available to buy now – you can download and play the Mafia II HD Remaster and Mafia III right now, with your Mafia Remake available to download when it releases on August 28, 2020.
Got that? Good. Great. Nice and straightforward.