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Mafia III will bring the crime family back together in 2016 for the Xbox One and PC

2K Games is reviving its Mafia series of open world action games with the announcement of Mafia III. The game, which centers on establishing an organized crime family, is coming out sometime in 2016 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms.

While the first two games in the series were developed by Illusion Softworks-2K Czech, Mafia III will be made the recently formed Hanger 13 studio. Mafia III will be set in New Orleans in 1968. Here's a look at the game's setting, storyline and features.

"This version of New Orleans is bustling with activity, complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and music. During this turbulent time, a cloud of corruption hangs in the air and the city has become a haven for organized crime. The Italian mob controls illegal gambling, drugs, and prostitution, while corrupt police and politicians line their pockets with the proceeds.""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."Throughout the riveting story of Mafia III, players choose their path to revenge and build their own crime empire using cunning, stalking and deception, or through overwhelming force and firepower. Mafia III combines the best of cinematic storytelling with a dynamic narrative structure that responds to player choices, set in a vibrant city that responds to Lincoln's actions."

Source: 2K Games

25 Comments
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  • Hol-e-sh*t!!!! Mafia II was like one of the greatest games of all time! This is amazing!
  • Play the first one and you'll love it.
  • Yes ! I am so happy to see this :D
  • The first one was an absolute classic! The storyline were so intense, and harnessing at times, packed with balanced amount of dreams and action. I don't hate the second one, though, but the first one was that great, except the graphics. But that's understandable provided the year it was developed. *Edit -- I meant heartbreaking, not harnessing, damn this Word Flow.
  • Wow! I can now play as a black man in a game..hhehehehe
  • Not the first time, but it is good to see nonetheless, add a different dynamic to the game, similar to playing as a female protagonist.
  • Yeah..exactly
  • Unnecessary observation. GTA San Andreas features a black guy and it's one of my favorite games ever. Never felt that like it had something different, just because of the character.
  • I liked Prototype 2 (and 1) a lot.
  • Looks great, sick soundtrack too.
  • Yea buddy , the game is on.
  • Mafia II was one of my all time favourites. Man, what a game that was. Hope this live up to that legacy.
  • Mafia 1 is the real deal. It was ahead of its time and the story was superb. Glad that I have it on my steam account. They don't sel it anymore.
  • I haven't played it. Thanks for the heads up. Will see if I can find it somewhere.
  • Man, you'll love the first installment. I assure you. It was packed with the balanced amount of action and drama. It was heartbreaking at times, but that makes the story so immersive. If you love the second one, you should really try the first one, too! Tommy Angelo, the taxi driver was in Mafia II, too!
  • Really liked Mafia II with its low-fi GTA vibe and an emphasis on a mature narrative
  • Where is Vito scaletta the hero
  • I loved mafia ii
  • This is real game news :D
  • I liked the first installment with Tommy Angelo, the storyline and the gameplay were excellent! I don't hate the second one, though.