Mafia 3 Launch Announced
Mafia 3, the latest instalment in the criminal empire building, action-adventure franchise, has just announced its launch date. 2K and Hangar 13 will be launching the game on October 7th, 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans, Mafia 3 follows the story of Lincoln Clay. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln returns back home to New Bordeaux, set on escaping his criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family from the ashes of the old and blazes a path of revenge through those responsible. The game features intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white-knuckle driving and hard choices that will test your street smarts to the limit as you struggle to survive the mean streets of New Bordeaux. But with the right crew, it’s possible to make it to the top of the city’s underworld.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K, says that “Mafia III continues 2K’s proud legacy of creating outstanding narrative experiences, and is poised to set a new standard for interactive storytelling, With Hangar 13 at the helm, Haden Blackman and his team of talented developers are set to deliver a truly unforgettable experience this October.”
Speaking of Blackman, the studio head and creative director of Hangar 13, when talking about Mafia, said that “Mafia III introduces a true open world, rich with its own criminal ecosystems to the franchise, while still upholding the strong narrative storytelling and immersive setting that the previous Mafia games are known for. New Bordeaux in 1968 provides a unique and powerful backdrop for our hard-boiled story of crime, betrayal, loyalty and revenge.”
The game will release in three different versions: Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s. The Deluxe Edition will be available digitally and physically in a limited capacity from select retailers, and includes both the game and access to additional, post-release downloadable content, including the Season Pass at additional savings. The Collector’s Edition includes all content found in the Deluxe Edition plus the original game score on vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints and more. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive the Family Kick-Back. a chunk of bonus content that includes three exclusive lieutenant-themed vehicle and weapon gifts available to players at launch.
Mafia 3 is yet to be rated but you can follow the news on it at the game’s website, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube accounts. Are you excited for Mafia 3? Indifferent? Let us know in the comments then check out the brand new One Way Road story trailer below: