2K Games is heading down to N’awlins (excuse me, New Bordeaux) this October to treat PC, PS4, and Xbox One owners to the blood-soaked tale of revenge at the center of Mafia III. Set in the swingin’ sixties, a new Story Trailer for the game gives us another glimpse into Lincoln Clay’s war on the organized crime families that ruined his life:
Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and music. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. Now, back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is 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 military-grade revenge through those responsible. Intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white-knuckle driving, hard choices and street smarts will all be required 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.
Mafia III is in development at Hangar 13, and the developer plans to release a number of downloadable add-ons and expansions for the game after its launch. A Season Pass will be available, and a special Deluxe Edition (priced at $79.99) will bundle together the main game and the Season Pass. A Collector’s Edition (Retail Price: $149.99) is also in the works, and it’ll include the main game, the Season Pass, the original game score on vinyl, a collectible art book, art prints, and more. Everyone who pre-orders any version of Mafia III will receive the Family Kick-Back Pack, which will contain three exclusive vehicles and weapons.
“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,” said Haden Blackman, Studio Head and Creative Director at Hangar 13. “New Bordeaux in 1968 provides a unique and powerful backdrop for our hard-boiled story of crime, betrayal, loyalty and revenge.”
Developers from Hangar 13 will travel to Boston this weekend for the annual PAX East convention. The Saturday panel, “Defining a New Era of Organized Crime,” will explore how the team brought the franchise into the modern day and what it was like creating a new protagonist to take on the Italian mob.
Mafia III will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 7.