MAFIA DEFINITIVE EDITION’S Lost Heaven Takes Center Stage
Things may look very different in Lost Heaven since you played it in 2002, but it looks to be for the more enjoyable experience. Some pretty awesome details about the remade city that Mafia Definitive Edition takes place in broke Wednesday, which fleshes out precisely what’s been done to enhance it. The developers used the geometry of the original game as a blueprint when creating the new Lost Heaven we will come to know in September. They reassure us that the important mission locations are still here, as well as most of the Countryside area which remains north of the city.
There is an importance on making the city resemble a more realistic depiction of what it would’ve actually looked like during the 20s and 30s. The topography of the area has been updated to include more awe-inspiring vistas of the city skyline that they’ve worked so hard on. They’ve also gone above and beyond to make each neighborhood in the city look different from each other both day or night. Chinatown has gotten a celebrated upgrade in its own right, as they’ve made sure to show a decent representation of the Chinese communities’ culture during that era.
The developers have also tracked players’ driving routes using a heatmap in order to see what roads needed to be utilized more. Because of this, players will have a more organic experience whether you’re free-roaming around the city or completing missions. Another thing that you won’t really see too often in open-world games now, is loading screens or unseen walls around the city. Back in 2002, the game had these but the developers say not to worry, as those have been eliminated.
Mafia Definitive Edition will hit stores on September 25th and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Epic.