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Mafia III will bring the family together on October 7 for the Xbox One and PC

Developer Hanger 13 and publisher 2K Games will release their previously-announced historical open-world crime action game sequel Mafia III on October 7 for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.

2K Games' press release offers a quick description of the sequel:

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.

2K Games also revealed plans for pre-order bonuses for Mafia III, along with special Deluxe and Collector's editions for the game

The Mafia III Deluxe Edition ($79.99 MSRP) 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 limited Mafia III Collector's Edition ($149.99 MSRP) is packed with physical and digital items, providing a window into the sights and sounds of 1968 New Bordeaux, including all content found in the Mafia III Deluxe Edition plus the original game score on vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints and more. Those who pre-order any edition of Mafia III from participating retailers will receive the Family Kick-Back, which includes three exclusive lieutenant-themed vehicle and weapon gifts available to players at launch.

  • WOW. cant freaking wait... I LOVED Mafia 1 and 2.... Part one was set in the 1930's.....
  • Me too, I think this game is going to be awesome.
  • It almost makes me want to go through 1 and 2 again....I'll admit I have not touched 1 for about 10 years now, so although graphics will be lower but, still want to play it ! Even on 2, I had all the DLCs on it that extended the story...I think the time frame was set in the 60's...  This one looks like a more modern day Mafia, would love to know a little more of the story line but, dam, no question a day one buy at this point (very few games get that with me, the next one is Uncharted 4, I have both systems)
  • If we're lucky we might get Mafia 2 on Backwards Compatibility between now and then. I do like when they decide to bundle digital downloads of previous games, doesn't sound like there's plans for that, but could change before October
  • Wasn't Mafia 2 a free Xbox 360 game at one point ? I think I grabbed it back then, if it hits Backwards Compatibility, I'll play it again. I'll have to check my purchaces on Xbox to check... I played both 1 and 2 on the PC, not on the Xbox... I remember 1, I picked it up and installed it, it sat for 6 months because I was not sure, and one weekend I started it, then I could NOT PUT IT DOWN...
  • I played 1 on PC and 2 on PS3 I think. I stupidly didn't grab the Xbox 360 GwG once I got my Xbox one, since I didn't anticipate Backwards compatibility. Have been getting them all for a while now though. Might have to revisit them via Steam, I'm sure they'll be dirt cheap now. Hopefully the original one still works on modern windows, I got the legacy of Kain games a while back and had to setup a VM for some of them to play
  • I have the retail box of Mafia 1, still think I have the discs in my closet, If I get the time, I'll try to re-install it on Windows 10 x64.... Only problem it would have is if it was 16bit code in SHOULD run... When GwG was new, if it was a MAYBE game, I would always grab them, even if I was playing the Xbox one, so if it was, I am sure I have it... I just checked on and it's listed (part 2)but, you cant buy it, I guess I'll have to go on my 360 to see if it's available to buy and if I own it..
  • Mafia 1 and 2 do not retail anymore on any platform.
  • Damn, that sucks. Anybody who wants it will have to aquire it elsewhere If they really want it I suppose
  • I found my "retail" discs of Mafia 1, I installed it under Windows 10 x64 and it ran fine for the most part (it's in a Window frame, does not seem to run FULL screen but, it runs fine). Played it last night for like an hour, it's like a new game because it's been so long, very cool. I do remember the one thing I hated about this game, when driving to a location, There is no navi type thing, you just get an arrow where to go, and if it's on another island (big map), you find yourself going, then trying to find a bridge. Very annoying. Fun game, good story, I might have to fnish it. By the way, Part 1 came out for the orginal Xbox, never the 360. Not sure if it's under 360 compatabilty if you wanted to play it (dont see the orignal xbox games playable on the xbox one but, Native chipset, I am sure it would not be really hard for them to add it)  
  • I'm pretty excited for this, the first two games are amazing story driven titles.