2K and Hangar 13 have released Mafia III upon the masses for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
“Creating epic and lasting narrative experiences is one of our core pillars, and the teams at Hangar 13 and 2K worked with tireless passion to continue that legacy with Mafia III,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Hanger 13’s impressive debut effort takes the Mafia franchise in an exciting new direction by combining the cinematic storytelling the series is known for with a true open world for the first time.”
The game follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a disenfranchised Vietnam veteran returning from combat and looking for a sense of belonging. Orphaned as a child, Lincoln at last achieves a semblance of family with the city’s black mob. But when Lincoln’s new family is betrayed and slaughtered by Sal Marcano and the city’s Italian mob, he becomes fixated on revenge. He wages a brutal war against the Marcano family, disrupting the balance of power in the seedy underworld of New Bordeaux. As his story unfolds, Lincoln allies himself with other criminals and builds an empire and a new family of his own.
“Building the open world of New Bordeaux and crafting this hard-boiled crime drama set in the American South during the late 1960’s has been an amazing journey for all of us,” said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13. “This is our first game as a studio, and we’re humbled by the community’s anticipation for Mafia III’s release. We couldn’t think of a better game to showcase the kinds of stories we want to tell and player-driven experiences we want to create.”
Players can choose among various versions to pick up. Along with the standard edition of the game, there’s also a Deluxe Edition (£69.99 MSRP) which includes both the game and access to additional, post-release downloadable content, including the Season Pass at additional savings.
For the collector in all of us, the Collector’s Edition (£139.99 MSRP) includes all content found in the Deluxe Edition along with the official soundtrack and original game score on 180 gram vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints, and more.
For those who pick up the regular edition of the game can also grab the season pass for £24.99 MSRP.
Mafia III is now available for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.