Mafia II Remaster Ratted Out By Korean Media Rating Board

The Korean Media Rating Board has outed the existence of a Mafia II remaster. Titled the "Definitive Edition", the remaster would likely include all DLC and some graphical upgrades. No release date or console availability is mentioned, but the original game celebrates its tenth birthday on August 24th.

Mafia II Remaster Ratted Out By Korean Media Rating Board

A  Mafia II remaster is likely on the way. 

Mafia II: Definitive Edition has received a maturity rating by the Korean Media Rating Board. Fans of the franchise have waited with baited breathe for news of a sequel or reboot, by we’ll settle for a Mafia II remaster. The original game included three DLC packs which should be included, along with some graphical improvements to boot. The game will be celebrating its tenth birthday this year, initially released in August 2010. It’s been a fantastic week for remaster news. Yesterday we found out that a Saints Row: The Third remaster has received an ESRB rating, so this is the cherry on top of the Sundae. 

Mafia II Is One Of The Best Games Of The 7th Generation 

Mafia II: Definitive Edition would likely enhance the base game with graphical improvements

Mafia II: Definitive Edition would likely enhance the base game with graphical improvements.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing Mafia II, know that it’s one of the best games of the past decade. Narratively, Mafia II stand head and shoulders above another gangster game ever made, including the GTA series. It’s a twisted tale of honour, respect, crime and betrayal. Set in a fictional 1940s’ city of Empire Bay, you play Vito Scaletta a war veteran who is pulled into the world of organised crime. His tale is the truest to life portrayal of mobster life yet created in video game form. 

I’m as susceptible to hype as the next person and can’t help wonder why we’re getting a remaster now? Is it, as I mentioned above, a birthday celebration? Or is it something more? Ten years is a long time, and many who ignored the disappointing Mafia III may have footing how good the franchise can be. I hope that this might be the hint of a new instalment in developed for the next-generation consoles. Fingers crossed that this is the case.   

Mafia 2 - Official Game Trailer.

Mafia II is currently available on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation Now.  

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