[Updated] Mafia 3 Reveal Might be Coming at E3 2015; Set in Louisiana and Will Feature 3 New Characters
[Update 3] The full Mafia 3 trailer has been released and can be viewed here along with a few details about the game, which is set to release in 2016.
[Update 2] Mafia III has been confirmed by 2K with a full reveal to follow at Gamescom next week.
[Update] A couple of months ago, we reported on rumors that Mafia 3 would be making an appearance at E3 2015 in June with a gameplay trailer. The game is rumored to be in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately the announcement did not happen at the event as it was previously thought. Perhaps the decision to delay the announcement for a future event like the upcoming Gamescom or Paris Week gaming festivals, could have been made at the last minute.
Mafia 3 could be making an appearance at E3 2015 in June with a gameplay trailer. The game is rumored to be in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Rick Pasqualone, the voice actor of Mafia 2's protagonist, has teased a few month back that Mafia 3 is on the cards. A lot of fans got extremely excited over the news that work was happening on Mafia 3, but unfortunately there haven't been any news since then.
With E3 2015 just around the corner, it would be extremely exciting if 2K announced and demonstrated a new installment in the beloved series. The open world element combined with the prohibition era setting and the gangster drama, built on Unreal Engine 4 would be utterly awesome.
Mafia 2 was a great game with a very deep and moving narrative, and the potential for Mafia 3 is immense. Lets hope that we get some news real soon and have a reveal at E3 2015 in June.
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.
Mafia 3 is said to have Joe as the lead along with Vito and will be set in Louisiana. The Louisiana setting will introduce three new characters, 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.
A casting call from 2K lists the three characters:
“Casting for ‘Untitled Video Game’ – Production Co: Take Two
ACTORS WILL BE USED FOR VO/MOTION CAPTURE/LIKENESS AND FACIAL SCAN.
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…
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.
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.
We will bring you any news on Mafia 3, as soon as it becomes available. E3 2015 will be held between June 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.