Publisher 2K is also giving away the first Mafia game on Steam.
The Mafia franchise celebrates 20 years since the release of the first game back on Aug. 29, 2002, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. To celebrate, developer Hanger 13 says a new game in the series is coming, and fans can get a free game.
Roman Hladík, Hangar 13 general manager, revealed the next Mafia game is in development in a blog post celebrating the anniversary Monday. Hladík didn’t provide any other details about the new title, but did say it was a few years away from launch.
Publish 2K tweeted Monday that the first Mafia game will be available for free on Steam from Sept. 1-5.
In honor of #Mafia20 let’s go back to where it all started 🏙Get the original Mafia (digital) for FREE on @Steam from Sept. 1 – 5 pic.twitter.com/ZdxSFZrLwh
— 2K (@2K) August 29, 2022 window.CnetFunctions.logWithLabel(‘%c One Trust ‘, “Service loaded: script_twitterwidget with class optanon-category-C0005”);
Mafia is one of the first open-world crime games to come after Grand Theft Auto III in 2001. There are three games in the franchise with each taking place in different periods of time in fictional cities closely resembling major US cities.