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Mafia: Definitive Edition shows off its updated gunfights in a new gameplay video

The Mafia: Definitive Edition remake is coming in September, but you can take a look at some of the remade missions ahead of time in a new video. Lost Heaven looks much shinier, of course, and its characters have gotten a glowup, but there have been some updates to how it plays as well, which Hangar 13 explain.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition’s remastered crime spree has been delayed

Turns out, not even make-believe crime is safe from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Today, the mob bosses at Hangar 13 announced that Mafia: Definitive Edition, a re-jigged rerelease of the 2002 crime 'em up, will no longer hit its planned August launch. Instead, they're pushing their old fashioned crime romp into September, with a proper peek at Mafia's new look set to air later this…

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Mafia: Definitive Edition is more than just a lick of paint

Mafia: Definitive Edition looks a bit nice. The remake of the 2002 open world crime 'em up was announced with an extremely brief trailer a few weeks ago, but it was unclear exactly how remade it would be. A new trailer today makes clear that the answer is: a lot. It's a ground-up recreation, and the screenshot above gives a sense of the graphical upgrade.

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Mafia 3: Definitive Edition contains hidden bits of Berlin from a cancelled spy game

Folks rooting around in the recent release of Mafia III's Definitive Edition have found part of Berlin, a level scrap likely from a cancelled espionage game. Supposedly a project Hangar 13 started after Mafia 3, the game known as Rhapsody was never announced but whispers have leaked out before. Now here's a rough outline of Berlin, which might be the most we'll ever see of…

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Mafia: Definitive Edition remake officially announced for August

A real pretty remake of Mafia is coming on August 28, 2K announced today. After accidentally blowing the surprise last week, they've now made Mafia: Definitive Edition official. As well as remaking the 2002 wiseguy 'em up, they've given the less-good 2010 sequel Mafia II a less-dramatic remastering, which is due to launch today as a free update. And Mafia III is getting its DLC…

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2K announce an announcement for next week that’s definitely a Mafia remake

Don't ya love a teaser trailer for an announcement that's also a trailer for a game that's coming out in three months? Classic. 2K have put up a new Mafia trailer today to announce that they'll make a real announcement next week. At least part of the reveal looks to be a remake of the original gangster 'em up Mafia game, according to a Microsoft…

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Mafia teases a return after two years of criminal radio silence

Mafia is back online. Two years after its last post, longer still since the last piece of Mafia III DLC came and went, the open-world crime 'em up's Twitter account has poked the hornet's nest by tweeting out one word earlier today. Are they teasing a sequel? Lining up for a remaster? Or is this just a quiet love of familial bonds from an online…

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Ken Levineless Bioshock in development at secret 2K studio

After Irrational Games was dismantled in 2014, the future of the Bioshock IP was left twisting in the wind. It certainly wasn't going to fall on former studio head Ken Levine, as he departed to run a smaller studio called Ghost Story Games which would have nothing near the production scale required to take on a new time-period magic-potion exercise in the violence of political…

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Feature: I wish it was 6 hours long

Have You Played… Mafia 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.I was put off from playing Mafia 3 [official site] by John's thorough review, which told tales of bugs, bad AI, repetitive mission design and more design flaws. But then a few people I respect kept praising it, for its supposedly exciting combat and its more-ish missions.…

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Mafia 3’s third story DLC now meddling with a cult

A kooky cult is now causing trouble in Mafia III [official site] with Sign of the Times, the third of its three big story DLCs. I'm told the Ensanglante are a blood-worshipping cult into drugs and human sacrifice, which sounds like a wild time. Sadly, Lincoln Clay is out to shut them down, investigating their crime scenes using new detective skills then, I imagine, shooting…

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Mafia 3 revs up races and car customisation

Given its pretty open-crimeworld shininess but blah reception, Mafia 3 [official site] seems likely to fall in the category of 'games to maybe pick up cheap on sale and pootle around over Winterval while clutching our bellies and groaning 'I should never have drunk all that eggnog''. In which case, you might be interested to know that an update yesterday added races and car customisation.…

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Feature: Disorganised Crime

Mafia III review

Here, at last, is our Mafia III [official site] review. Having published two reviews-in-progress over the last week, this is the final version. I've still not finished it, because the game is apparently infinity hours long. And it's a fascinating mess. A vast, seemingly unfinished, calamity, incredible amounts of work routed by its AI, bloated plot and lack of ambition. Here's wot I think:

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Feature: Disorganised Crime

Mafia 3 Review In Progress Part 2

For reasons that are increasingly apparent, 2K chose not to share review code with the press for Mafia III [official site], instead choosing for everyone to be able to buy it before critics could potentially warn them off. Having played the game for many, many hours, here is a second incarnation of my review-in-progress of the crime caper, in a revised and much extended version…

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Mafia III PC Patch Coming This Weekend, Unlocking FPS

No sooner had Mafia III [official site] launched last night than publishers 2K threw up their hands and admitted problems with the PC port. They said they were working on a patch adding options like removing the lock keeping framerates at 30fps, and have since followed up saying that'll be coming sooner than we perhaps expected: this weekend. They don't say if it'll fix other…

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Commence Your Criming: Mafia III Released

Bang! Vroom! Pow! Thwock! Cuss! Crime! Those sounds and more are now echoing across '60s not-New Orleans in Mafia III [official site], which has just come out - in the UK, at least. It's an open-crimeworld third-person shooter about gangs, the mob, and other naughty people, with crimes to commit, men to shoot, and a criminal empire to build. Our John has put on his…

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Mafia III PC System Requirements Announced

Arkham Fright: Spiteful Ian Bros. ORDERED Devs To Create MORE BugsMilohh No: Molyneux Trapped REAL CHILD In XboxIllubinati: Ian Ubisoft Turns EVERYTHING YOU LOVE Into Assassin's CreedThose are the sorts of (untrue, I should stress) sensational headlines some games writers long for: sexy headlines of danger, mystery, and excitement. They'd be a lark, sure, but I'm still happy telling you something helpful and maybe giving…

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Cheese It: Mafia III’s Post-Launch DLC Plans Detailed

I remain puzzled by big publishers announcing DLC for games before they're even released. "Here are cool things that won't be in the game you're paying £35 for," they proudly announce. "Here's what will cost you an extra £26." We haven't even got to play the game and see if we like it yet they're trying to upsell us on extras - which makes me…

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Mob Time: Come See 20 Minutes Of Mafia 3 In Action

It's no secret that I quite fancy the look of third-person crime-a-thon Mafia 3 [official site], and, with each passing trailer, it's fast becoming one of my most anticipated games of the year. Now, as this is E3 week, it's not unusual to see upcoming games treated to shiny new trailers, and Mafia 3's only gone and got itself two - its official scene-setting E3…

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Some Racket: Mafia 3 Trailer Explores Criminal Ecology

I've watched The Sopranos from start to finish four times - partly because I'm a bit sad, and partly because it's a great TV show. Now, I know nothing about organised crime beyond what I've gleaned from documentaries and popular culture, but part of what draws me back to David Chase's seminal work is that it's believable, even if it's otherwise sugar-coated or occasionally Hollywood-ised.What's…

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