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Mafia 3: rumoured casting call implies Louisiana setting, new character bios listed

Wednesday, 12th March 2014 10:14 GMT By Dave Cook

Mafia 3 could be set in Louisiana, according to a recent casting call for an unannounced Take-Two game.

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The call was posted on Actors Access, and as you can see from this document, the production company is listed as publisher Take-Two.

It adds that successful candidates will have their likenesses scanned for voice-over and motion capture purposes.

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

[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.

There’s no mention of Mafia 3 explicitly, and if the Louisiana setting is accurate, we could be seeing the next game set in an open world New Orleans.

Last we heard; 2K Czech was hiring for a secret AAA project, but that was before 2K Prague shut its doors. The status of the game and which team is making it remains unclear.

What do you think?

Via AGB & Eurogamer.

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  1. BeenThere_DoneThat

    Franklin as in GTA5′s Franklin ?

    Mafia 1 rocked because of its wonderful non stereotypical Mafia portraying. Mafia 2 on the other hand got it all wrong.

    This sounds more of two than 1 sadly… But one can hope.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    @BeenThere_DoneThat
    Mickey as in Mickey Mouse?
    Tony as in Gay Tony from GTA 4 TBOGT?
    Franklin as in GTA5′s Franklin?

    GTA and Disney crossovers confirmed!

    What was wrong with Mafia 2? I enjoyed it for its worth, haven’t played Mafia 1 so i’ll take your word for it.

    Topic: If Mafia 3 is next gen only, then i might consider purchasing a next gen platform at some point. Which one? Thats a good question.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    @Legendaryboss Edit: Wait! I think i have played Mafia 1 although till completion, let me check.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @Legendaryboss Yeah i remember i have and *although not till completion (as in didn’t finish it)

    Jesus this site really needs that edit button back.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Triggerhappy

    Gonna be a bit disappointed if this is not a direct continuation of the story in Mafia 2, they left us with a cliffhanger ending and all…

    #5 5 months ago
  6. kisame

    @ BeenThere_DoneThat

    stereotypical Mafia? is that some kind of joke ?

    i think you are but hurt cos Vito killed that rat Thomas Angelo lol

    man oh man stereotypical Mafia now that’s something i never read unit now really

    #6 5 months ago
  7. BeenThere_DoneThat

    @kisame

    https://sites.google.com/site/mafiaprohibition/mafia-stereotypes

    http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/LOTARDO/

    http://theflorencenewspaper.com/new/mafia-beyond-the-stereotypes/

    U could avoid this …

    #7 5 months ago
  8. the Bridgeburner

    I thoroughly enjoyed both Mafia games, despite each games’ flaws. So I hope this is being worked on somewhere in 2K, though the shuttering of the Prague studio has me concerned. If there’s one thing 2K Czech did well, it was the setting… Especially 2′s city – it was a thing of beauty that really captured the 40′s/50′s era quite well.

    They mention war… I’m guessing they’ll be referencing Korea or ‘Nam.

    A New Orleans type of setting sounds good, but part of me was hoping for a Rat Pack Vegas background. Oh well.

    #8 5 months ago