A venerable old crime family is getting a new lease of life with the Mafia Trilogy. Last week, the official Mafia Twitter account \u2013 which had lain dormant for almost two years \u2013 suddenly sprang into life. Over the course of three days, it sent the following three tweets: https:\/\/twitter.com\/mafiagame\/status\/1259483423199989764?s20 https:\/\/twitter.com\/mafiagame\/status\/1259845721005621249?s20 https:\/\/twitter.com\/mafiagame\/status\/1260208127837827073?s20 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: https:\/\/twitter.com\/mafiagame\/status\/1260570564844040194?s20 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. Mafia 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. https:\/\/youtu.be\/-TNkX7jMjc8 Mafia II 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. https:\/\/youtu.be\/-SYB0R_AcWc Mafia III 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. https:\/\/youtu.be\/iVQj4JzEBu0 So you'll be able to purchase all of the individual components of the Mafia Trilogy separately. If you purchase the trilogy itself \u2013 which is available to buy now \u2013 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. You should follow Thumbsticks on Flipboard,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google News, and\u00a0Twitter, if you know what's good for you.