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Are these the goodfellas of Mafia 3?

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Goodfellas dammit, not Goodfeathers!

If there’s one game series that has been critically undervalued and left to rot, it has to be the Mafia games. I’ve got a soft spot for the family of crime, but it seems that recent history and other sandbox games released since then have told gamers to fugheddaboudit. A third game is inevitable. Are these the main characters?

Much like the previous game, it seems like Mafia 3 is going to make heavy use of motion capture and facial technology.  According to AGB and Actors Access, developer and publisher Take Two is currently casting for an unannounced game that will require thespians for the following characters:

FRANKLIN

Born in Louisiana, Mixed race – African American/Caucasian, Early 20s, 6′, Bouncer’s build – broad, not cut. An orphan in the racially segregated South who rises to criminal prominence after returning home to Louisiana from war. Having been an outsider to both white and black society, Franklin is fiercely loyal to those he considers “family.” He is both street-smart and strong. Disciplined and imposing, confident yet guarded, Franklin knows how to get a job done at any cost…

TONY

Born in Louisiana, Italian, Early 30s, Thin, Immaculately dressed and groomed. A genius with numbers and statistics who runs sports betting operations in Louisiana. Tony is not your typical gangster. Meticulous and organized, Tony is more concerned about numbers and profit than people. On the surface, Tony appears quiet and socially awkward, but in reality he is more than capable of inflicting violence on anyone who disrupts his bottom line. Tony doesn’t fear people; he simply does not understand or like them.

MICKEY

Born in Louisiana, Italian, Late Teens/Early 20s, Average build. A young street hustler who likes to run his mouth, Mickey likes to talk big on the streets, but when push comes to shove, he can’t back it up. Mickey has a bad habit of taking credit for bigger jobs and making himself seem higher up in the criminal ladder than he really is. When confronted with this, he reverts back to the scared teenager he really is.

Sweet stereotype, that sounds like a trio of Mafia characters right there. I loved Mafia 2, which I thought was magnificently fantastic in the storytelling department. Great visuals, combat and racing came with it, but the game suffered heavily in the replay department. And that’s something that a sandbox title should not do.

Hopefully the rumoured Mafia 3 can address that problem. Otherwise this franchise is going to be sleepin’ with the fishes, capsice?

Last Updated: March 12, 2014

64 Comments

  1. Now have one of them voiced by Joe Pesci and it shall be complete

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 11:28

      One of my favourite scenes

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 12, 2014 at 11:31

        As of this morning my work is blocking YouTube. 🙁

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 12, 2014 at 11:34

          watching too many eyeliner applying videos?

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:36

            There is no escape.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:37

            Is that how you escaped or you want me to ease off on the eyeliner jokes?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:39

            Ag, the jokes don’t really bother me. Only would if I was secretly trying to hide it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:41

            I’ll be kind to you JJ no Eyeliner jokes for a day from me.. Look at it this way, you could always pull off a great pirate!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:43

            True dat.

            All of this from a damn photo of me where it looks as though I’m wearing eyeliner. You people forget that I was the only guy there who showed up with a girl.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:43

            Oh snap!

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:43

            Where is this photo?

            (skype me if you don’t wanna post)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:44

            I can hunt it down..

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:44

            Was on one of the LG articles. Will see if I have the pic here somewhere…don’t think so though.

          • HvR

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

            Pic is in Lazygamer article on cross-dressing pirate parties.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:45

            Plus she was a good looking girl too. You see perhaps people feel threatened that you are better looking than they are and can even get away with wearing eyeliner and still pull it off.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:46

            Tim, I think you may just have the answer there. 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:47

            My work is done!

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:50

            Well done Timmeh!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 11:57

            Tanya* I fixed it for you 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 12:00

            Go an find a precious Bilbo!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 12:00

            *dildo

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 12:02

            Dildo Baggins has a nice ring to it!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 12:13

            That just sounds like a bag of dildo’s O_o

          • HvR

            March 12, 2014 at 12:02

            He should probably have a look at the fried chicken place around the corner

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 11:50

            Wait, did you just go back on your word? That seemed like an eyeliner joke to me O_o

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:51

            I let it slide. The nice words outweighed it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 11:55

            See to be a great insulter one has to raise ones spirit before breaking them down.. lol @johnambitious:disqus I wasn’t insulting you.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:51

            Now I have to see this pictawr!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 11:49

            Oh please. Girls aren’t real. How gullible do you think we are?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

            Just because you never see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. 😉

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

            BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

            Of course it does. It’s logic.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

            Like free-to-play mircotransactions.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:53

            What is a mirco precious?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:53

            it’s miraculously micro.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 12:02

            ….tha…tha… no, resist….tha

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 11:56

            Or as it’s known in the fake world, dating 😉

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:56

            hahaha

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 11:57

            Haha. You win for “fake world”

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:52

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 11:55

            😛

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 11:43

            He can name his ship the Renault

        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 11:36

          bullshit!

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    • Skyblue

      March 12, 2014 at 11:57

      Like this (very old but brilliant)

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  2. InsanityFlea

    March 12, 2014 at 11:23

    Loved number 2 but number one was far more ‘open world’

    And I shall leave this here: (had that flippen ingrained!)

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    • Rock789

      March 12, 2014 at 12:00

      Classic tune! 🙂 Takes me back to the many, many hours I sank into that game. And loved every minute of it!

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  3. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 12, 2014 at 11:26

    Driving a car with a clutch in a video game

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    • InsanityFlea

      March 12, 2014 at 16:00

      I actually whipped out my wheel that has a clutch pedal, it was awesome!

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  4. InsanityFlea

    March 12, 2014 at 11:27

    Mr Salieri sends his regards.

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    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 12, 2014 at 11:30

      Dat ending 🙂

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      • Rock789

        March 12, 2014 at 12:03

        And love how they tied the character in Mafia 2 to that ending… Awesomeness! Get goosebumps just thinking about it.

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 12, 2014 at 12:13

          Glad there’s people that appreciate that game 🙂

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    March 12, 2014 at 11:36

    Wasnt Mafia 2 poorly scored in reviews?

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 12, 2014 at 11:57

      I don’t care if it was, that game was so epic, and so much fun

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 12, 2014 at 11:59

        never played 2 only 1 on pc.

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        • Rock789

          March 12, 2014 at 12:19

          You missing out! Me thinks this needs to be added to your backlog. You can thank me later. 🙂

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    • HvR

      March 12, 2014 at 11:58

      Think it was scored average, like 6 or 7 out of ten range. Mostly due to some bugs I think.
      I played the FREE PS+ version so it had all the fixes and updates.

      Great story, nice simulation on the period cars and I also liked the story jumping through time part with all styles etc changing.

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 12, 2014 at 11:52

    Maybe someone should tell Take Two about Franklin from GTAV while there’s still time.

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  7. Rock789

    March 12, 2014 at 11:58

    Man, this could be awesome! LOVED Mafia (the original) and it’s still one of my all-time favourite games. It’s even still installed on my laptop and I go back to it all the time…

    Mafia 2 I enjoyed – thought it was a great game. But I also thought it lacked something… Didn’t quite grab me as much as the original.

    Any excuse to play a new Mafia game, I’m there!!

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    • Skyblue

      March 12, 2014 at 12:07

      Yeah the first was an absolute classic.

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  8. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    March 12, 2014 at 12:51

    I should probably finish my free (thanks ps+) Mafia 2 sometime. Come to think of it, did I finish 1?

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  9. Corrie Botha

    March 12, 2014 at 14:18

    Does anybody else think this smells like GTA V? Micheal ,Trevor and Franklin, which now turns into Mickey,Tony and Franklin , plus they never really closed Vito’s story it just ended like that , hopefully they intertwine it like they did for Mafia1? still waiting for Mafia 2 DLC to go on sale again .

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  10. Tidycpc

    March 13, 2014 at 09:32

    Mafia 2 was excellent!

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  11. Barry Adams

    April 11, 2014 at 01:25

    Really excited if this is true i loved Mafia 2 highly Underrated but Really a black Protagonist called Franklin ? sounds all to familiar

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