Some 18 years after the critically acclaimed Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven first invited players to live the life of a gangster during the Prohibition Era, we're excited to announce that Mafia: Definitive Edition—a complete remake of the original game—is now available. The centerpiece of the Mafia: Trilogy bundle, Mafia: Definitive Edition tells the story of Tommy Angelo, a Lost Heaven cab driver who becomes enamored with a life in organized crime after an opportune brush with the Italian Mafia. It's the same enthralling story you might remember from the 2002 game, but fully remade from the ground-up and expanded, with beautiful presentation including stunning new visuals and an original orchestral score.
The missions you take on after joining the ranks of a crime family at war are faithful to those that Tommy first tackled in 2002, but play quite differently courtesy of reworked vehicle handling, enhanced melee combat, a new cover system, the introduction of motorcycles, and a host of other improvements. Mafia: Definitive Edition is more accessible than the original game by design, but there are difficulty settings to suit newcomers and experienced mafiosos alike, including the most challenging Classic Difficulty setting, which incorporates a number of old-school Mafia features. In another nod to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, Mafia: Definitive Edition also includes a Free Ride mode that lets you explore the map and search for hidden collectibles and secrets at your own pace.
Mafia: Definitive Edition has been a labor of love for Hangar 13 and will continue to be even now that the game has launched. We've been paying close attention to your feedback, and we're planning to update the game with additional HUD customization options and some other cool stuff in the coming weeks. Check back for more details soon.
Whether this will be your first time experiencing Tommy Angelo's story or your fiftieth, we hope you enjoy your time with Mafia: Definitive Edition and we're excited to hear about your adventures in and around Lost Heaven.