A few hours ago, we informed you about the first screenshots for the Mafia Definitive Edition. And it appears that Microsoft has also leaked the first screenshots for Mafia 2 Definitive Edition.
Mafia Definitive Edition is basically a remake that will be using the Mafia 3 Engine, and looks absolutely gorgeous. On the other hand, Mafia 2 Definitive Edition seems more like a remaster of the original version. Therefore, don’t expect the same graphical quality between these two games. I also find it ironic that the first game will look better than the second.
Moreover, we don’t know whether this new Definitive Edition will feature those lovely PhysX effects that were present in the PC version of Mafia 2. If it doesn’t, the PC version of Mafia 2 Definitive Edition will be a mixed bag. And, if that’s indeed the case, we’d suggest playing the original version of Mafia 2 with some graphical mods. Through in there Reshade and you can make the original version look as good – or even better – than this remaster.
But anyway, 2K Games will reveal more details about Mafia: Trilogy on May 19th. According to the Windows Store pages, Mafia 2 Definitive Edition will be coming first on May 19th. Then, in August 2020, 2K Games will release the Mafia Remake/Definitive Edition.
Since Mafia 2 Definitive Edition is just a remaster, it makes sense to release it first. After all, the full remake of the first Mafia game may still require some extra work.
Enjoy the screenshots and stay tuned for more!