Mafia was by-far one of the best action role-playing games of its time, but when Hangar 13 and publisher 2K announced the first installment was to be remade from the ground up I as many other we’re excited to jump back in this amazing and beautiful world.
Today, Hangar 13 and publisher 2K have announced sad, yet understandable news that due to the on-going pandemic COVID-19 the game will now release September 25th. This is release date is set one month after its original release date of August 28th and is totally warranted. The studio had this to say:
“Mafia: Definitive Edition will now release worldwide on September 25. Though we’d originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28, 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 do 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.
All that said, we know you’re anxious to see more. That’s why we’re thrilled to give you an extended look at Mafia: Definitive Edition’s gameplay in just two weeks on July 22. Be sure to follow @MafiaGame on Twitter to see a brand new 15-second teaser now, and visit MafiaGame.com for more information about the entire Mafia: Trilogy.
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to you for watching our narrative trailer, playing the Definitive Editions of Mafia II and III, and supporting us as we continue building the definitive organized crime saga. We look forward to showing you more on July 22.”
So, on July 22nd, the day before Xbox’s Game Event, we will finally see what this beautiful remake looks like and I can’t wait! Since MAFIA will be a remake build from the ground up, we can only imagine what the world will look and play like running on a new, more open engine. Please check back here soon for the gameplay reveal and check out the latest trailer below!