Tommy Angelo Is Back With a Bang in Stylish Story Trailer for MAFIA: DEFINITIVE EDITION
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Back in the PS2 era — eighteen years ago, to be exact — two award-winning sandbox productions forever changed the open-world formula: Illusion Softworks' Mafia and Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Although the launch of the follow-up to 2001's Grand Theft Auto III was only the starting point of the series' everlasting popularity among players, the original Mafia's debut is viewed by many as the entire franchise's absolute peak that could not be topped even by its long-awaited sequels: 2010's Mafia 2 and 2016's Mafia 3.
Illusion Softworks may have closed its doors in 2014 (under the 2K Czech name), but the team at Hangar 13, makers of Mafia 3, is ready to remind everyone why the first entry in the series has become a cult-classic.
Considering that Mafia is older than some players, Mafia: Definitive Edition could very well be their best chance to experience Tommy Angelo's tragic story in all its glory. According to 2K, the remake is as faithful to the beloved source material as possible; featuring new story beats and tweaked gameplay mechanics.
Powered by Mafia 3's upgraded game engine — here's hoping that Mafia: Definitive Edition will be at least a little bit less buggy than the threequel (and its own Definitive Edition, unfortunately) — the fast-approaching crime drama definitely looks like a brand-new title, with a vast, living world and impressive character models.
Despite its graphics improvements, there's no denying that Mafia's story — and amazing set pieces — will be the remake's strongest suit, and to learn more about the narrative, take a look at the trailer down below:
Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam and EGS) on August 28.