2K Games and Hangar 13 Studios released the new story trailer for Mafia III that reveals the game’s release date as being October 7th. It also gives a bit more insight into the main character and the tale of revenge involving the black and Italian mafia.
True Achievements spotted the latest trailer for the game, which continues the long line of perfectly done promotional trailers from Take-Two, with Dusty Springfield’s “Preacher Man” playing over a collage of clips that features the motivations behind Lincoln Clay forming his own gang and getting revenge against the Italian Mafia in the Louisiana in 1968. You can check out the trailer below.
I have to say, this is the first trailer for the game that actually looks to bring together all of the different elements of the era, the characters and the setting that makes a lot of sense. In a way, it almost looks like a really cool, racially charged crime drama. I can dig it.
While there are still some criticisms about the game’s content and story, a large majority of gamers are actually looking forward to the game. There are still people who feel as if it’s not really true to the Mafia brand, but they’re willing to get on board and see what else they have to offer in the game come October.
My only concern is that hopefully Clay isn’t turned into a super-hero anti-villain. The gameplay footage that has been let loose to the public seems terribly derivative so far, and hopefully we see something a little more tactical later on. Dumbed-down AI where players can mow down hundreds of them with ease takes away from a lot of the challenge and immersion. That was probably one of the biggest problems with Prototype; you could breeze through the opposition like a fork through cheesecake.