“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,” the companies added. “We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide.”
Check out the full statement below.
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— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) July 7, 2020
In addition, the developers announced that an “extended look” at the revamped gameplay for Mafia: Definitive Edition will be revealed on July 22. Check out the gameplay teaser below.
Earlier this year, Hangar 13 also released definitive editions for Mafia II and Mafia III. Those featured visual enhancements and gameplay improvements, but unlike Mafia: Definitive Edition, were not remakes but just remasters of the original games.
It was reported earlier this month that the remake won’t be a straight replica of the original. Game director Alex Cox revealed that “anything which we could add in to expand the game outside of the regular design [has been done]. We’ve done everything we can to embellish, enlarge, and enhance [the game]”.