After having not posted anything for nearly two years, the official Mafia franchise Twitter account tweeted out a single word on May 10: Family. The account hasn’t explained itself, but it suggests that previous reports of a remastered game could be true. Since the initial tweet, the Mafia account has tweeted out two more one-word messages–“Power” and “Respect”–making it three days in a row with such a tweet. That suggests some kind of announcement could be coming soon.
In early April, the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea apparently leaked Mafia 2: Definitive Edition, which Take-Two has still not announced. The original Mafia 2 game released in 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, making 2020 its 10th anniversary, which would be an appropriate time for a remaster or remake.
Mafia 2 received better reviews than Mafia 3, which took the franchise in an even more grim direction but struggled with some of its open-world gameplay mechanics. GameSpot’s Mafia 2 review awarded the game an 8.5/10, while our Mafia 3 review gave the game a 6/10 when it released in 2016.
It’s possible that Take-Two could be saving a Mafia 2 remaster for the next-generation Xbox Series X and PS5 systems instead of current-generation consoles. They’re both due to release this holiday season, and the improved power compared to what Mafia 2 ran on a decade ago could make the game much more impressive. Until we get an official announcement, we’ll just have to keep an eye on the series’ Twitter account for more updates.
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