Mafia 3 opens with a documentary-style montage and potted history of the game's main character, Lincoln Clay, whose body and life you jump into shortly after he returns from the war in Vietnam. But the game didn't always open this way.
Mafia's third DLC expansion, Sign of the Times, is slated for release on 25th July.
This campaign add-on sees protagonist Lincoln Clay going to war with a nefarious cult called the Ensanglante that has taken over Sammy's bar and uses psychedelic drugs to brainwash citizens of New Bordeaux and turn them into killing machines. By thinning out the Ensanglante herd, you'll gradually restore Sammy's to its former glory.
Sign of the Times will introduce some new weapons and mechanics like throwing knives and a slow-mo shooting skill.
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Remember Mafia 3? It feels like it launched a long time ago, but now its story DLC schedule is about to kick into gear.
Mafia 3 is publisher 2K's fastest-selling game ever.
Unionists have called for Mafia 3 to be banned for "glorifying" IRA bombing.
Mafia 3 has scored a huge opening week in the UK charts, with sales up 58.7 per cent on Mafia 2.
The open world crime threequel earned its series' largest opening week - by far - although it still had to settle for second place behind FIFA 17.
EA's football juggernaut comfortably won the chart's top spot for the second week running, although sales of it and Mafia were far above anything else in the top 10.
Mafia 3 begins with a message to players that explains the game's depiction of racism.
Mafia 3 just launched on Steam today and the reaction has not been pretty with the game currently receiving mostly negative reviews with the most common complaint being that the framerate is locked to 30fps.
2K has revealed some new footage of its open-world gangster game Mafia 3 (via IGN).
Set in New Orleans, we see more of the southern gothic period piece in action. Set in the 1960s, this crime caper follows mobster Lincoln Clay as he fights other, worse mobsters in the Big Easy.
Mafia 3 is the debut of new studio Hangar 13, the outfit formed by former Star Wars: The Force Unleashed project lead Haden Blackman.
Mafia 3 comes out on 7th October 2016, 2K Games has announced.
Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13 has premiered 12 minutes of in-game footage via a developer walkthrough with IGN.
Creative director Haden Blackman takes us through 2K's virtual version of the Louisiana bayou in 1968. You play as Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay, a mobster from the "black mob" trying to take down the Italian mafia his crime family has been at war with.
Through this brief glimpse at the game we get to see a good deal of shooting, stealth and driving with plenty of explosions set against the southern sunset. The time period also ensures some classic rock tunes like The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black, which comes on during a car chase towards the end of this developer walkthrough.
Open world gangster game Mafia 3 is set in 1968 New Orleans, 2K has said.
Publisher 2K will unveil Mafia 3 at Gamescom next month.
It looks like open world crime game Mafia 3 is set in Louisiana.