E3 2016 – new Mafia 3 trailer

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Mafia 3 is coming in October this year, and it seems like a better sequel than the second game was. At least, judging from the trailers and previews.

Set in a fictionalised New Orleans called New Bordeaux in 1968, the game is focused on Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay and his dalliances with the Italian Mafia. It’s a brave and bold game, featuring a (Gasp!) Black man as the protagonist, and deals with a number of social ills and themes like familial bonds, revenge and justice. Hopefully, it tackles them well.

Says the official synopsis:

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 a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on 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 and street smarts will all be needed. But with the right crew, tough decisions and some dirty hands, it’s possible to make it to the top of the city’s underworld.

That all sounds quite exciting, doesn’t it? According to executive producer Denby Grace, the game’s open-world, side activity fluff will be blended in to the game’s narrative.

“All of the open world activities in the game and quests and missions are all linked to the main narrative of this criminal racket. The player picks and chooses which ones they want to complete in order to do enough damage to that racket, lure that hideout boss out to defend his turf, so to speak.”

But here’s that trailer!

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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