Mafia III developer Hanger 13 and publisher 2K Games have released a new trailer showing how they’re bringing the city of New Bordeaux to life in the game.
Based on New Orleans, the city boasts nine distinct districts complete with the jazz clubs and French district its real life inspiration is famous for. All areas of the city can be explored freely with the story moving from area to area.
Mafia III is set in 1968 and casts players as Lincoln Clay, an orphan and a Vietnam War veteran who wants to build his own crime syndicate to take on the Italian mob.
2K announced the title at gamescom 2015 and there’s going to be a heavy emphasis on the role of family in Clay’s life.
“Family means multiple things to Lincoln in this game,” Wilson has said. “As the game progresses, Lincoln actually, in his quest to take down the Italian mob, recruits three lieutenants, one of whom is actually Vito Scaletta who is the lead character from Mafia 2 – he was the hero in that game – and these lieutenants sort of, in a weird sense, become Lincoln’s new family. Although, it’s an uneasy alliance to a certain extent. As Lincoln builds his new crime empire, he’s also, in a sense, building a new family, as well.”
The game is set for release on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 7th.
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