Mafia: Definite Edition launches this month so Hangar 13 and 2K Games decided to show off the new and improved Lost Heaven, which is the backdrop for your adventure.
This wasn't about changing everything up though - Hangar 13 have been recreating Lost Heaven as it was, but making sure it's up to modern standards.
"The dramatic differences between Lost Heaven circa 2002 when the original Mafia was first released and the city as it looks today come courtesy of gameplay-motivated design changes, technological advancements, and—of course—the developers at Hangar 13, who've spent years rebuilding Lost Heaven as a labor of love", 2K wrote.
This is not PR talk either, as Hangar 13 did a few authenticity passes on Mafia: Definitive Edition. They threw in more high-rise buildings, the sort of which was common in 1920s and 30s, while Chinatown is now more distinct and recognisable.
Players will have more opportunities to enjoy various views in Lost Heaven, courtesy of the topography changes made possible by today's tech. That said, some of the topography changes were made to make navigation more interesting.
"Every district has a distinct look and ambiance and will feel very different depending on the time of day. Roads that are filled with yellow cabs during the daytime, flanked by busy sidewalks and the smokestacks of working factories, are almost unrecognizable at night", the dev said.
Once the sun is down in Mafia: Definitive Edition, the streets become your playground, neon showing you the way.
Developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games, Mafia: Definitive Edition launches on September 25, 2020.