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Mafia games’ Twitter is alive again, probably hinting at an upcoming remaster

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After two years of nothing but the sound of silence, the Mafia Twitter account has risen from the grave with a single tweet that has presumably been authored by Vin Diesel:

So what does it mean? Beyond it being a little too late to add Fast ‘n Furious DLC to Mafia 3, there’s not a lot to go on. What there is, are plenty of rumours though! Earlier this year, the ratings board of Korea and Taiwan both listed remasters for Mafia 2 and Mafia 3. While it’s hard to imagine Mafia 3 needing a remaster, an updated version ala the ol’ game of the year edition approach could easily back a whole bunch of DLC into a complete package that could be resold on the market.

Not a bad idea for an enjoyable game with a banging 60s soundtrack minus the Creedence Clearwater Revival tracks. Seriously, five CCR tracks is six tracks too many. MATHS! Fans thinking of a remaster of the original Mafia might want to hold off on those lofty expectations, as it would likely be a mammoth task to bring that 2002 game from Illusion Software up to current-gen snuff.

Mafia 2 on the other hand? I’d pay good money for that. Released in 2011, it was a handsome slice of fugheddaboutit sandbox fun, although it was criticised for focusing on a story that had little to zero content in the extra diversions side of the genre. Considering how most sandboxes are bloated toyboxes with too much dang fluff in them lately, and I think I could actually lean in on a more linear and focused experience.

There’s a damn good game waiting to be replayed in Mafia 2, and a timely remaster could be just what the doctor ordered. Also on that note, I can’t stop laughing or reading in his voice a Coronavirus guide from Joe Pesci’s various mafia movie characters:

A weird segue with which to end this post on, but if you question my logic then I’ll send Johnny Tight-Lips over to break your kneecaps. No idea when he’ll do that, as he just told me to go suck a lemon after I asked him for an ETA on a proposed mauling.

Last Updated: May 11, 2020

6 Comments

  1. Mafia 2 is the only one that I actually enjoyed and completed. So…yes please

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  2. Coen Mulder

    May 11, 2020 at 11:31

    I really enjoyed Mafia I and finished it twice. I loved the cars and would sometimes drive around town and the countryside with the latest addition to my garage. With my pc and steering wheel setup it almost felt like I was actually driving in those beautiful old cars. Please, please, make a remastered Mafia I as well.

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  3. Jonah Cash

    May 11, 2020 at 09:13

    Never got round to Mafia 3. Mafia 2 though was a great game! The movement was good for the time, the cars didn’t handle badly at all for a non car game and the shooting was good. I liked the story as well. Will play a remastered of it.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 11, 2020 at 10:04

      Mafia 3 was okay, a lot of side quests to do and the shooting is fun. The graphics are a bit dated and the cars are meh, especially when you drive around a lot. I enjoyed it ass something that doesn’t have Rockstars budget.

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      • Jonah Cash

        May 11, 2020 at 14:05

        I was put off by the way the story was going. I have enough drama in the real world, don’t need that in a game about the mafia!

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2020 at 07:20

          The story is fine, I thought it was concerned as well but overall it’s not overbearing.

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