Ever since Mafia II was released back in 2010 2K Games had been extremely quiet about the series ever continuing until late last month when the company revealed that Hangar 13 is indeed working on Mafia III and that they would show it off for the first time during Gamescom. Well now that that day has come the first footage and a number of screenshots for Mafia III have been revealed and you can check it all out below.
Mafia III is going to be set in a reimagined New Orleans in 1968, one of the most tumultuous years in American history. This version of New Orleans is bustling with activity, complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and music. Only the Italian mob controls illegal gambling, drugs, and prostitution, while corrupt police and politicians line their pockets with the proceeds.
Mafia III will be released sometime in 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Additional story details have been revealed by 2K and you can read them below:
Mafia III follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a disenfranchised Vietnam veteran, returning from combat and looking for a home and a place to belong. Orphaned as a child, Lincoln at last achieves a semblance of family with the city’s black mob, finding the surrogate father and brother he has longed for.
But when Lincoln’s new family is betrayed and slaughtered by the Italian mob, he becomes fixated on revenge and wages a brutal war against the Italians, disrupting the balance of power in the seedy underworld of New Orleans. As the story progresses, Lincoln allies himself with other criminals and builds an empire and a new family of his own that transforms the city.