mafia definitive edition noir

2K and Hanger 13 have gone all out with the Definitive Edition launches of Mafia, Mafia II and Mafia III over recent months, with the superb Mafia: Trilogy holding these all together. It is however with the first game where the real accomplishments have taken place, providing players with a stunning remake. Now though it’s time for things to get even more atmospheric with the first post-launch update for the game bringing a host of new features – including that of a Noir Mode.

Seeing Mafia: Definitive Edition hit with a film-noir inspired visual filter ensures that things get even more immersive than before as the gameplay and cinematics get painted with a vintage black and white look, complete with moody film grain effects that further accentuate the game’s Prohibition Era aesthetic.

But whilst that is the main push with this update, it’s not the only thing. Also included is a new heads-up display (HUD) that allows players to switch the in-world main objective marker on and off; switch mini-map enemy markers on and off in all difficulty settings; enable or disable navigation features like turn-by-turn instructions and mini-map GPS; and enable a new minimal HUD mode that hides HUD elements like the mini-map, speedometer, and objective text.

With the game built from the ground up, remaking the original Mafia massively, it was already an experience that was verging on the border of must-play. And with this update, it’s got better still.

If you haven’t yet picked up Mafia: Definitive Edition then you’ll find it – and the other two games along with the Trilogy bundle for £49.99 – over on the Xbox One, PS4, Steam and Epic Games Store stores. Let us know in the comments if the introduction of the new Noir mode sells it even more.

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