Mafia: Definitive Edition will feature an entirely new cast when it launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 28, 2020. In the English language scenes, Tommy will be played by the Italian-Australian actor Andrew Bongiorno, who is working on the character and performing the motion capture scenes.
In a new post on Mafia’s website, developer Hanger 13 explained its process for this rework. Remake did not want to use the original sounds in the Mafia game released in 2002, as they do not support the new technologies in the game that will be released this year. “As our scenes were heavily based on motion capture data, both our audio and physical performances were very important,” he says.
Producer Nicole Sandoval was initially quite hesitant about whether they could reuse the original cast. “Nobody’s voice stays the same, especially after a long time,” he said. The team decided that it would be important to build a community roster, especially since the concept of family is the main theme of the Mafia and most mob media.
Bongiorno, who previously starred in the TV series True Nightmares and starred in Live by Night directed by Ben Affleck, was the key player for the team. Blackman said Bongiorno got the role because he “can be called both a gangster and a family man.”
Mafia: Definitive Edition will be available as a standalone edition or as part of the Mafia Trilogy, which includes enhanced versions of Mafia II and Mafia III.