Update: Mafia: Definitive Edition has been officially announced and revealed, giving us a slightly better idea of what to expect. As previously reported, this is a full remake of the 2002 title -- it's being rebuilt from the ground up using a new engine and new assets.

What's more, it'll include freshly recorded dialogue, new cutscenes, and new features. It'll also have "expanded gameplay". It sounds like 2K's really gone all-out on this one.


Original Story: Whoops, the Microsoft Store has just leaked Mafia: Definitive Edition ahead of the series' teased announcement on the 19th May. According to the game's page, it's set to launch on the 28th August -- but the release date isn't the only thing we can pull from this.

Indeed, the big story here is that Mafia: Definitive Edition isn't just a remaster -- it looks to be a full remake running on a new engine complete with brand new assets. It even has an "expanded story". Several screenshots have popped up on the aforementioned store, and it looks fantastic.

Mafia Definitive Edition Remake
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition

The original Mafia released all the way back in 2002 for the PS2, so it's great to see that it's getting the full remake treatment. We're bound to learn much more about the game next week.

In related news, Mafia II: Definitive Edition has also leaked, and it's apparently launching, er, next week.

Are you itching to play Mafia again? Call someone a chump in the comments section below.

[source microsoft.com]