Gamescom 2015: First Mafia 3 trailer heads to New Orleans in 1968

Mafia 3 is on its way to current-generation consoles and Windows PC next year. 2K Games unveiled the first cinematic trailer for the game at Gamescom overnight following its reveal online last week.

Set in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1968, the game follows Lincoln Clay, a veteran of the Vietnam War, who wants to start a new life after finally coming home. And by “start a new life” I mean “build a secret organised crime empire from scratch”. Here’s what 2K has to say about Mafia 3‘s protagonist:

 

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.

“The Mafia franchise is known for its immersive sense of time and place, and for presenting compelling stories about life within organized crime,” reads a statement from Haden Blackman, head of developer Hanger 13, in  the press release. “In Mafia 3, we are introducing players to an unexpected new anti-hero and an iconic city to explore, all within a hard-boiled drama set during one of the most turbulent years in American history.”

Looking forward to seeing some gameplay from this one in the future. No release date has been confirmed as yet.

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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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