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.
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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.