As it teased last week, 2K has announced Mafia: Trilogy, a collection of the three Mafia games all on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. But, as it turns out, there’s a catch.
Right now, the Mafia: Trilogy is available to purchase, which will get you the “Definitive Edition” of all three games. This includes a completely remade version of the original game using Mafia III’s engine, a remastered version of Mafia II, and a content complete Mafia III including all of its DLC and expansions. If you purchase the Mafia: Trilogy at this very minute, however, you’ll only get Mafia II and Mafia III, as the remade original game isn’t coming out until August. Of course, you’ll be able to download it and start it up on August 28 when it launches, but just keep this in mind if you plan on buying the trilogy today that you’re only going to be getting the second and third game.
If you’re worried about understanding what’s going on in the sequels, don’t worry about that too much, as each game has a different setting and cast of characters. So you don’t need to have played the first Mafia to understand the games that followed.
Those who aren’t keen to buy the trilogy right now but maybe want to revisit Mafia II can buy either of the available games separately, both of which will run you $29.99. Keep in mind that this is the more expensive route in the long run if you do want the original game, because these two games separately cost as much as Mafia: Trilogy, and that’s not even taking into account the additional cost of the first game when it launches in August.
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When the remake of the first game does eventually come out, it will include a brand new script with updated dialogue and stories, new story content and cutscenes, as well as completely new features and action sequences. Also, if you were hoping for a physical copy because trying to download things sucks right now, the Mafia: Trilogy will only be launching digitally in most territories with the exception of select EMEA and Asia regions.
Right now we’re seeing an influx of remasters coming from several series, including last week’s reveal that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be coming as a remade double pack in September, and apparently there’s a possibility of a handful of Super Mario games will be coming to Switch in celebration of the series’ 35th anniversary. Keeping in line with the trilogy theme we’ve got going here, there’s been reports that the Mass Effect trilogy will be making its way to modern consoles, and if that’s true, then we’ll likely hear something about it at EA Play next month. Hopefully we’ve all learned to talk about those games like adults, yeah?