Hangar 13 have revealed a new trailer for Mafia III at E3 2016, by way of an IGN livestream. The game takes place in 1968 in New Bordeaux, a fictional version of New Orleans. This was a very turbulent year for the United States, and it appears that Mafia III will address many of the civil rights issues that took place.
Presented in documentary-style, Mafia III will tell a character-based story. Lincoln Clay, an African-American man who has recently returned from Vietnam, is betrayed by the Italian mob and on the road to revenge. Clay seeks vengeance against those who have destroyed his life and attempts to climb to the top of the seedy New Bordeaux underworld. A variety of great characters are seen in the trailer, from Italian mob bosses to deep southern citizens. New Bordeaux really seems like a living, breathing place with lots of personality.
The trailer showcases many of the game’s aspects including fierce driving, brutal combat, organized crime, sex, and the Ku Klux Klan. It appears that there will be a lot of grey area in the game, which makes for a very compelling story.
Hangar 13 have stressed that they have worked very hard on making New Bordeaux itself feel like a character. Player actions will have great impact on the city, which adds weight to every decision.
Mafia III releases October 7th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.