As promised, the first trailer for Mafia III was released earlier today at Gamescom 2015. It’s only a cinematic trailer, but it’s a pretty darn good one. It’s basically the mini story behind that first image we saw when the game was officially announced last week.
Just as the last game saw the primary protagonist Vito returning from World War II, this third game has you playing as a Vietnam War vet. And speaking of Vito, he will be a character in the game and can be seen in the trailer. You can watch the trailer, see some screenshots, and read some story information below.
Here’s a description of the game and when it’s set:
Mafia 3 is set in a reimagined New Orleans in 1968, one of the most tumultuous years in American history. This version of New Orleans is bustling with activity, complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and music. During this turbulent time, a cloud of corruption hangs in the air and the city has become a haven for organised crime. The Italian mob controls illegal gambling, drugs, and prostitution, while corrupt police and politicians line their pockets with the proceeds.
In the game you play as Lincoln Clay. Here’s more info on the character:
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.
Mafia III will be released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2016.