Hangar 13 explains in a 14-minute video how Mafia: Definitive Edition has been rebuilt from the ground up. The studio also shows a full mission from the game. The remake of the game that originally appeared in 2002 will be released on September 25.
Haden Blackman is the creative director of Hangar 13. In the video published by IGN, he says that the new game is not an exact copy of the original, but that many improvements have been made. The story, characters and missions are the same, but gameplay elements such as shooting and driving have been improved and the game has been completely updated graphically.
The studio has applied new motion capture techniques to realistically depict the movements and facial expressions of the characters. New cars and motorcycles have also been added. The game is based on the engine that was also used for Mafia III, but it is a further developed version including a new lighting model.
The team that created Mafia: Definitive Edition includes veterans who have also worked on the original 2002 game. The forty euro remake will be released on September 25 for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and Windows.