It’s 1968. The United States is in the process of undergoing major cultural shifts, as well as finding itself stuck in one of the most turbulent conflicts in U.S. history; the Vietnam War.
1968 also happens to be the setting for the next entry in the acclaimed Mafia series, Mafia 3. At Gamescom today, the first worldwide reveal trailer was shown for Mafia 3 and expectations have gotten considerably higher. View the Mafia 3 reveal trailer below.
You control Vietnam War veteran Lincoln Clay on the mean streets of New Orleans. Clay is both half-white and half-black. His heritage serves as an integral part of the story, as Mafia 3 looks to tackle serious subject matter such as racism and bigotry during the late 1960s in the Deep South, all while still showcasing the type of violence one would expect from such a title. Gamesradar.com managed to get an exclusive peek of Mafia 3 in action, and they have fantastic things to say about it.
The ’60s-era New Orleans backdrop will also be represented well thanks to the game’s focus on pop culture during that particular period in history. Be ready to cruise the gritty streets of New Orleans while listening to The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones.
Mafia 3 will be coming to PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2016.