In Mafia 3 The Word “Family” Means Multiple Things to The Protagonist

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“Family” has more than one connotation to protagonist Lincoln Clay in Mafia 3, according to this short developer video.

In the latest “Inside Look” for the new crime game, the developers discuss the new character along with his motivations.

As you saw in the debut trailer, Lincoln has returned from Vietnam to find his surrogate family wiped out by the Italian mob. This sets him on a path of revenge, using tactics such as feeding men to alligators.

Find out more on Lincoln in the video below.

Mafia III is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016.

Source: vg247

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Posted by admin - August 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

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Mafia 3 First Gameplay Footage Revealed

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Organized crime has always had its go-to goons. The wise guys with slicked back hair, wingtipped shoes, and suits impeccably pinstriped. That romanticized imagery has been the well-tread territory of the Mafia series so far, but that’s changing with the arrival of Mafia 3.

Set in 1968, Mafia 3 stars a brand new protagonist, Lincoln Clay. He’s half-black, half-white, which matters since his story unfolds in the deep south of New Orleans, where outward, violent racism was a part of everyday life at the time. Clay’s got it tough, because he also grew up an orphan, constantly looking for family, which he found in the army during the Vietnam War. Suffice it to say, he’s seen some things.

Lincoln Clay isn’t the most well-adjusted man, but it’s hard to blame him. After returning home from the war, and finding a new family in the “Black mob”, he once again loses it when the Italian mob wipes them out, shoots Clay in the head, and leaves him for dead. And he takes all these anti-hero ingredients and plays the part brutally well, unleashing a rampage of pissed-off vengence that devastates the Italian Mob and creates a power vacuum for organized crime in the city. A space Clay is more than willing to fill.

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But there’s a lot of groups vying for power in New Orleans. For all the brutal, unflinching violence he doles out at the end of his army-issued combat knife, he’s actually got a knack for bringing people together. As Clay you’ll be able to bring several gang leaders into your fold to serve as lieutenants in your budding criminal empire. Cassandra and her Haitians, Burke and his Irish, and the protagonist from Mafia 2, Vito Scaletta, who lends his faction of Italians. These three lieutenants will grant you special abilities and unlocks if you show them favor, or bicker and betray if they feel you’re giving away their piece of this new crime pie.

The entire premise is raw, and sensitive, like an exposed nerve. New Orleans in the late ‘60s is a racial hotbed of bigotry and inequality, and in the world of organized crime, it’s shockingly amplified. But it’s also an exciting period of change. Powering through country roads and around street corners in boxy muscle cars suits the weighty physics-based driving of the series. Listening to the quintessential tunes of the era – Paint it Black, Along the Watchtower, and Fortunate Son, to name a few – adds a rebellious crunch to the glossy romance of yesterday’s first family of crime. There’s new energy in the series and it’s got the potential to strip the Goodfellas veneer from organized crime and carry it some place new.

Source: ign

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Posted by admin - August 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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Mafia 3 Officially Confirmed, More Info Coming at Gamescom

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Mafia 3 is officially in development, 2K has confirmed.

Following years of rumors, 2K Games on Tuesday officially announced Mafia III.

An image released on Twitter teases the location and time period for Mafia 3, though 2K has yet to confirm the information. We also see four people backlit by headlights in cars.

No information was provided regarding platforms, but the game’s website reveals the newly formed Hangar 13 to be the developer. Mafia II was developed by 2K Czech. Haden Blackman, who worked at LucasArts in the 1990s and 2000s, is leading the team at Hangar 13.

The announcement may come as a surprise to some, but those of you following the series diligently will know that 2K recently registered domain names for it.

More recently, in January 2015, voice actor Rick Pasqualone, who played Mafia 2 protagonist Vito Scaletta, teased that a new Mafia game may be announced soon.

“Might have some Mafia news very soon,” he said on Twitter at the time. To another, who bluntly said, “make Mafia 3,” Pasqualone replied: “Might have some exciting news very soon.”

“Mafia III is the next installment in the popular series known for immersing players into a world of organized crime through rich narrative storytelling and a beautifully crafted game world featuring period-accurate cars, music, and fashion,” 2K said in a statement.

Details are thin on the ground at the moment, though more will apparently be revealed at Gamescom, where the official announcement trailer will be revealed on August 5 at 5am PT / 8 am PT / 1pm GMT.

So what do you think? Does this news of Mafia 3 being real excite you? What do you think will be revealed on Aug. 5? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm

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Mafia 3 Domains Registered by Take-Two: Announcement Imminent?

Take-Two Registered A Number Of Mafia 3 Domains

Take-Two recently registered a number of domains related to Mafia 3, including Mafia3TheGame.com, MafiaIIITheGame.com, MafiaThree.com, and MafiaThreeTheGame.com.

These domains, registered on June 25th, were first found by NeoGAF user ekim on domain tracking site Daily Changes.

Most publishers take measures to mask their name on things like domain registrations and trademark applications, but this time the domain’s WhoIs entry was screencapped before all mention of Take-Two Games was removed.

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The third installment in the Mafia series was originally revealed as a launch title for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One all the way back in 2012, which obviously never happened.

Buttressing the rumor is the video playing below, showing the Mafia 2 logo morphing into Mafia 3, followed by “2016.” This too is entirely unverified, but earlier this year, Mafia 2 voice actor Rick Pasqualone tweeted in January that he “might have some Mafia news very soon!” Put it all together and it certainly starts to look like… well, something.

Based on the new domain registrations, several fans are anticipating a Mafia III reveal at Gamescom, which will take place August 5-9. Nothing is confirmed yet, of course, but we’ll keep you updated.

Source: ign, pcgamer

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Posted by admin - June 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

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Mafia Voice Actor Teases Mafia 3

Vito Scaletta In Mafia 3 Game Tesed on Twitter

Fans of the Mafia crime action series from 2K Games may not have much longer to wait to learn about the next installment in the franchise. Voice actor Rick Pasqualone, who played Mafia II protagonist Vito Scaletta in the 2010 game, teases on Twitter that a new Mafia game may be announced soon.

“Might have some Mafia news very soon,” he said to one fan. To another, who bluntly said, “make Mafia 3,” Pasqualone replied: “Might have some exciting news very soon.”

A third Mafia game has been rumored since March 2012, when an anonymous source said the game had entered full production. Later that year, another report said Mafia 3 game was in development at 2K Czech for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4), and was going to be a launch title for those platforms. However, the game reportedly suffered from production issues, and those plans were apparently scuttled.

Then in January 2014, 2K Games closed 2K Czech’s main office, sending some developers to a satellite studio in Brno and others to 2K’s main headquarters in Novato, California.

If Mafia III is in development, it is unclear which studio would be leading development on the video game. One possibility is 2K’s newest studio, Hangar 13, which opened in December 2014. The developer, led by Star Wars veteran Haden Blackman, is working on a top-secret game that uses proprietary tech, though little else is known about the project.

2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive said in March 2013 that it has an “extensive pipeline” of unannounced games in development. Could Mafia III be one of those titles? We may not have to wait much longer to find out.

Source: gamespot

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Posted by admin - January 22, 2015 at 2:31 am

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Retailer lists Mafia 3 for PS4, Xbox One: Pre-Orders opening soon?

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Massive online retailer Play-Asia has caused a bit of a gaming stir by listing Mafia 3 for release on both PS4 and Xbox One.

The listing adds further fuel to the fire that one of 2K Games’ latest studios, Hangar 13 – fronted by famed Star Wars developer Haden Blackman – will be working on a sequel to the well-received Wise Guy-orientated franchise.

Retailer Play-Asia lists Mafia 3 game

The news comes after a flurry of games having been leaked due to premature listings on various retailing sites – most notably that of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The description in the listing itself borrows heavily from the website’s Mafia II game, leading to the presumption that it’s just placeholder. Still, time will tell.

While still strictly unconfirmed – we’d hazard a guess that there’s a little more substance to this than initially presumed.

Would you fancy delving into Mafia III? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Posted by admin - December 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

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Mafia 3 is One of The Most Anticipated Games of 2015

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A paradise for gangsters, a sprawling city that lives and breathes as your life intertwines with its lavish yet crooked inner-workings. Empire Bay in Mafia II could have been the enchanting, enveloping metropolis that Grand Theft Auto games continue to contain: instead, playing Mafia II was more like racing around a museum of gorgeous paintings, glancing at beauty but never truly experiencing it.

If Mafia III does indeed become a reality, and the fictional Empire Bay continues to be the series’ playground, the key to making the game a success will be to emulate what Rockstar do so well with their cities. 2K Czech – who we have to assume will be the developers behind the next Mafia game – need to breathe life into their city, to give those exploring it far more to experience beyond simply driving around it.

Mafia 3 has been confirmed to be in development, but whether or not we’ll see it in 2015 remains to be seen. I sincerely hope we do, because the PS4 and Xbox One are both consoles which a game like it would suit brilliantly. An explorative narrative-driven action-adventure game like Mafia II deserves a next-gen sequel which builds upon what it did so well, utilising what the new consoles can offer from a technical standpoint.

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Mafia 2 was immensely atmospheric at times, a sublime decade-spanning soundtrack complimenting a game which often impressed with wonderfully constructed set-pieces and character development. This is what we should expect as a minimum from Mafia III game, whether or not we remain in the shoes of anti-protagonist Vito Scaletta.

With projects like LA Noire, Boardwalk Empire and Gangster Squad all at least attempting to boast exciting stories set in the 1930s and 40s, we should hope that Mafia III will still feel relevant and fresh when it’s finished and ready for a fickle public’s consumption. 2K Czech may not want to rush things though, especially given that Mafia II was in development for seven years.

Of course, the internet is alive with speculation, as the rumour mill churns furiously. For now, we can only consider the ‘what if’s and ‘if we’re lucky’s… but if you’d like to whet your hype appetite, there’s an extensive wishlist on the Mafia Game Wiki which reads like the checklist for making the perfect Mafia games. If 2K Czech consider introducing things such as an online multiplayer component, the “ability to choose a mafia family” or ever – dare I wish for it myself – “more little missions”.

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Empire Bay could be a place teeming with side objectives, with characters by the dozen requiring the services of your protagonist for a plethora of relevant requests. In Mafia II, the extent to which you could stray from the main story and find things to do (beyond simply driving around) amounted to robbing shops and selling stolen cars. Police chases felt like hollow pursuits; one could argue Mafia II is semi-linear, given the distinctive lack of coveted surplus content.

If Mafia III could be a game several times the size of Mafia II – not so much literally in scale, but more in terms of what there is to do within it – then the series will find its true legs and we’ll get to experience something extraordinary. Not that Mafia II game didn’t ever feel extraordinary, it’s just that the enjoyable experience was tainted by the possibilities. 2K Czech made an unfinished masterpiece, and we would love nothing more than to see them finish what they’ve started.

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Posted by admin - September 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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Mafia 3 May be Set in Louisiana According to Casting Call

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Mafia IIIcould take place in an open-world Louisiana, if a casting call from Take-Two is to bThe casting call was published online by AGB, and reveals that Take-Two, the parent company of Mafia game publisher 2K, is looking for three actors for voice over, motion capture and facial scans. All three characters it’s looking to cast were born in Louisiana.

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Mafia III could take place in an open-world Louisiana, if a casting call from Take-Two is to be believed.

The casting call was published online by AGB, and reveals that Take-Two, the parent company of Mafia publisher 2K, is looking for three actors for voice over, motion capture and facial scans. All three characters it’s looking to cast were born in Louisiana.

 
Three characters were listed on the document, along with the following biographies:

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[FRANKLIN]
Born in Louisiana, Mixed race – African American/Caucasian, Early 20s, 6′, Bouncer’s build – broad, not cut. An orphan in the racially segregated South who rises to criminal prominence after returning home to Louisiana from war. Having been an outsider to both white and black society, Franklin is fiercely loyal to those he considers “family.” He is both street-smart and strong. Disciplined and imposing, confident yet guarded, Franklin knows how to get a job done at any cost…

[TONY]
Born in Louisiana, Italian, Early 30s, Thin, Immaculately dressed and groomed. A genius with numbers and statistics who runs sports betting operations in Louisiana. Tony is not your typical gangster. Meticulous and organized, Tony is more concerned about numbers and profit than people. On the surface, Tony appears quiet and socially awkward, but in reality he is more than capable of inflicting violence on anyone who disrupts his bottom line. Tony doesn’t fear people; he simply does not understand or like them.

[MICKEY]
Born in Louisiana, Italian, Late Teens/Early 20s, Average build. A young street hustler who likes to run his mouth, Mickey likes to talk big on the streets, but when push comes to shove, he can’t back it up. Mickey has a bad habit of taking credit for bigger jobs and making himself seem higher up in the criminal ladder than he really is. When confronted with this, he reverts back to the scared teenager he really is.

The trio of Louisiana natives are Franklin, Tony and Mickey. Franklin is in his early 20s, and “knows how to get a job done at any cost”. Tony is in his early 30s, and is apparently “a genius with numbers and statistics who runs sports betting operations”. Finally, Mickey is in his late teens, who “likes to run his mouth” and acts as a street hustler. Sadly, he can’t back his big talk up with much.

Though 2K Games publish a wide number of titles, the focus on crime makes it seem increasingly likely that Mafia 3 is what we’re dealing with. Fingers crossed that an open-world New Orleans is on the cards.

We heard rumours some time ago that 2K Czech was working on the third installment in the franchise, targeting PS4 and Xbox One. 2K’s goal of having the game available for the launch of both systems was likely affected when 2K Czech suffered layoffs in 2011. However, with Mafia 3 remaining an unannounced game project, we’ve never received any official word about its status. Seeing as 2K Czech was massively restructured earlier this year, it’s unclear if development was rebooted, though casting seems to be a positive sign.

Source: ign

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Posted by admin - March 13, 2014 at 3:02 am

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2K Czech restructuring, Mafia 3′s future unclear

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Mafia 3′s rumoured developer 2K Czech is said to be closing its Prague office amid restructuring efforts at the publisher. Lay-offs and staff moves to the studio’s second Czech office are expected.

UPDATE: Eurogamer has received an official update from 2K Games, which reads:

“We have relocated and consolidated our 2K Czech team from our Prague facility to centralize resources in our location in Brno.”

“Additionally, we are transferring some development resources from Prague and Brno to 2K headquarters in Novato, CA. This transition will both strengthen the integration of the 2K Czech team with our award winning development teams, and better align cross-functional business practices. As part of this realignment, we are adjusting our staffing levels, resulting in the elimination of some positions.”

ORIGINAL STORY: It comes from a report by Eurogamer CZ, which suggests that 2K Czech team will cut down on staff, and move remaining employees to its second office in the city of Brno, which is where Mafia 2 was developed.

In addition, ten prominent developers at the Prague studio are being relocated to 2K’s site in Navato, California. Eurogamer ponders whether or not this means Mafia 3′s development has moved to the US.

We know that 2K Czech made a round of lay-offs last year, with one key employee finding his feet at Kojima Productions

Besides Mafia, 2K Czech also developed the Top Spin and Vietcong series. It had also been developing new IP Moscow Rhapsody, a WWII shooter that was canned in 2009.

If followed word of a ‘super-interesting’ triple-a title in development at the studio. All bets are currently on Mafia 3 game.

We’ll have more as 2K updates us.

Source: vg247

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Posted by admin - February 7, 2014 at 11:18 pm

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Mafia 3 Will Be Announced at Gamescom?

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2K Games Has a Surprise Announcement for Gamescom

2K Games is readying its lineup for Gamescom and decided to tweet what they have in store for the event. Amongst their lineup are the usual suspects — The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, NBA 2K14, WWE 2K14 — but the end of their list revealed that they have a surprise which they plan on unveiling later this month in Germany.

While anyone’s guess is as good as the next, there seems to be an overwhelming consensus that 2K is planning on lifting the curtains on a next-gen Mafia 3. With rumors having cropped up last year about the game’s home at 2K Czech and push from current gen systems to next gen, there’s a fair bit of (possibly legitimate) data backing this outcome. Also, it was said that 2K Czech and Rockstar Games decided to share tech with each other, meaning we may see the Mafia game series taken to all new levels of sophistication and complexity.

We’ll know for sure once Gamescom kicks off, but until then keep checking back for more info as this story develops.

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Posted by admin - August 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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