2K announces 'Mafia III' with October launch date

A scene from video game 'Mafia III'. A scene from video game 'Mafia III'. 2K

2K announces the next installment in the popular organized crime game series Mafia and already has a release date in mind.

Developed by Hangar 13, Mafia III is scheduled to release on October 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  The companies also announced a pre-order bonus called the "Family Kick-Back" which includes three exclusive vehicles and weapons available to players at launch.

Mafia III continues 2K’s proud legacy of creating outstanding narrative experiences, and is poised to set a new standard for interactive storytelling,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.  “With Hangar 13 at the helm, Haden Blackman and his team of talented developers are set to deliver a truly unforgettable experience this October.”

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a re-imagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and music.  After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.  Now, back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping his criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family from the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through those responsible.  Gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, driving, hard choices, and street smarts will all be required to survive the mean streets of New Bordeaux.  With the right crew, however, it’s possible to make it to the top of the city's underworld.

The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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