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Xbox store leaks Mafia remaster release date and screenshots

Published: 13/May/2020 17:29 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:38

by Calum Patterson

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The Xbox store appears to have spoiled the big announcement for a remaster of the original Mafia game, set to release on August 28, 2020.

On May 10, the Mafia Twitter account suddenly awoke, posting a cryptic tweet that instantly started speculation about a remaster or a new game. Then, on May 13, they posted a teaser for Mafia: Trilogy, with a full announcement due on May 19.

On May 13, it was noticed that the Xbox Store was already showing Mafia: Definitive Edition, showing the listing for the game and its release date. One strange thing to note is that the game is listed as ‘E’ for everyone – which is unlikely – meaning the game has perhaps not been rated yet.

Microsoft store showing Mafia: Definitive EditionThe listing shown on the Microsoft Store.

“Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime,” the official description reads.

“After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore.”

The description also claims that the game has been “faithfully recreated,” but will feature an “expanded story, gameplay and original score.”

The first game was released all the way back in 2002, and the new screenshots show how improved the graphical quality is.

When is Mafia: Definitive Edition coming out?

The Microsoft listing says the Mafia remaster will release on August 28, 2020.

Presumably, this is when the entire Mafia trilogy will be releasing, as players will receive Tommy’s Suit and Cab in both Mafia II and Mafia III Definitive Editions.

There are no store listings for the Definitive Editions of Mafia II or III yet. The full announcement on May 19 should reveal more.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends teases Season 8 Legend abilities in-game

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:26

by Calum Patterson

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The time has come for Apex Legends to begin dropping teasers for the new Legend, as we’re only weeks away from the launch of Season 8. Players have already found the new hints dropping (literally) on Kings Canyon.

Like previous seasons, Respawn likes to drop some hints about the upcoming character, and specifically their abilities, in-game, so that everyone can jump on the hype train early.

Last season, it was all about Horizon’s Gravity Lifts, which were placed sporadically around the map, and players could activate them after getting her access key from the Firing Range.

This time, players won’t need to do any hunting, but will need to survive till the later rings on Kings Canyon to see the teaser for themselves.

Season 8 Legend teaser on Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon returned to Apex on January 15, along with Mirage Voyage, and will be around for one week. Apex also released the first teaser on social media, all about Salvo.

But the in-game teasers are what it’s all about, as we finally get to see what the new Legend will be capable of.

Once you survive until the later rounds, random missiles will begin dropping from the sky. Check out this video of it in action.

They sit dormant until they are shot at – which will cause them to spontaneously combust, erupting the surrounding area in fire. Players have started to show the teaser in action on Reddit.

How exactly this will work as a Legend ability remains to be seen. It could be like Bangalore or Gibraltar’s abilities, where they explode automatically, or perhaps players will need to shoot them to set them off.

Fuse missile apex legends

Who is the Season 8 Legend?

That, we still don’t know. Respawn are unlikely to reveal them until much closer to the season launch, typically around one week before.

If you don’t mind the spoilers, data miners have been trying their hardest to uncover who the Legend will be and their abilities. Although, it’s always worth remembering that Respawn have tried to fool data miners before – like with Forge.

How they will fit into the lore is also unknown, but all signs point to them being from the planet Salvo, which has just reunited with the Syndicate – the group in charge of the Apex games.