Whilst great gameplay, storytelling and visuals can do a lot to make a period game feel authentic, one of the most important aspect that can easily make or break the experience, is its soundtrack. Luckily, Mafia: Definitive Edition seems to truly understand that.
The soundtrack to the upcoming remake will feature 35 period-authentic songs from Jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Django Reinhardt, Lionel Hampton and more. All of this will hopefully breathe life into the iconic city of Lost Heaven, a prohibition-era Midwestern city riddled with crime and corruption. For the full text based list of the soundtrack, click here.
2K has also mentioned that on top of the impressive soundtrack, the game will also get a newly record original score, more of which we will find out later. I am a huge videogame music lover, and in fact started out as a music reviewer, so rest assured we will definitely share our impressions when we can get our hands on it.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is a remake of the iconic 2002 game, retelling the timeless story of Thomas Angelo’s rise through the ranks of an infamous Lost Heaven mafia family. It will be out for the PC via Steam and Epic, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on the 24th of September. It will also be available automatically to everyone who has purchased the Trilogy edition.