The Mafia games are set to be re-released. The three titles in the franchise by 2K and Hangar 13 will come together to form the fittingly titled Mafia Trilogy. This news was teased in with a short announcement trailer on Youtube.
Other than the fact that the trilogy will become available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC (via the Epic Games Store and Steam), the developers are remaining tight-lipped at this time. More information is expected next week on Tuesday, May 19.
On May 10, the Mafia Twitter account became active for the first time in nearly two years. The tweet simply read ‘Family.” Of course, the tweet was vague but left the Mafia fanbase with much to debate about. Could it mean a new Mafia 4 is on the way, or could it refer to this latest news of a trilogy re-release?
Remember, as the next-gen consoles draw ever closer, there’s every chance a new Mafia title could emerge.
— Mafia: Trilogy (@mafiagame) May 10, 2020
All the while, its meaning remains, for now, unclear, it’ll give fans enough to talk about until a later time, by which point, we should know more.
For the trailer, check it out via the link below. Along with the title at the end of the teaser, are the three words: Family, Power, Respect.
In 2002, the original Mafia was released on PS2, the original Xbox, and PC. Fast-forward eight years down the line, and Mafia 2 arrived. The sequel was released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Mafia 3 arrived some six years after in 2016.
In a review of Mafia 3 from The Guardian, it reads: “To say Mafia III is a disappointment is an understatement. It has all of the surface components to form a great game: the writing and acting are superb, its direction and style are great, but its mechanical underpinnings are archaic and desperately unimaginative.”