Mafia 3 Unveils Gripping First Story Trailer, Crime Caper Set For October Release


2K Games and Hanger 13’s crime caper Mafia 3 has been set for release on October 7, with a new story trailer introducing Lincoln Clay, the one-man reign of terror that is poised to ruffle a few feathers in the Italian mafia.

As was teased just yesterday, Mafia 3 is set against the roaring ’60s, replete with period cars, music and old-school weaponry. There’s also deluxe versions up for pre-order – namely the limited deluxe ($80) and limited collector’s ($150) editions – opening up various perks including the Season Pass, art book and the game’s soundtrack on vinyl.

Now that the October release date is a lock, developer Hanger 13 teased the period setting underpinning its anticipated threequel as so:

“The city of New Bordeaux had survived the War of 1812, the Civil War and god knows how many hurricanes. But when Lincoln Clay went after the Italian Mafia in 1968, he inflicted more damage than all those wars and hurricanes combined.”

Ready to cause chaos in the Deep South of 1968? In light of today’s announcement, Mafia 3 will make its bow across PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 7. That’s only a few days before the arrival of The Coalition’s Gears of War 4, and we can expect to learn much more about each release when E3 2016 rolls around in two months’ time.