It’s 1968 and the rules have changed, according to this Mafia 3 cinematic reveal trailer.
The game takes place in a re-imagined New Orleans, filed with era-inspired cars, fashion and music, and it is a “haven for organised crime.” The Italian mob controls illegal gambling, drugs, and prostitution, and corrupt police and politicians are on the payroll.
This is the city Lincoln Clay comes home to after leaving Vietnam.
Orphaned as a child, Lincoln finally feels a sense of “family” with the city’s black mob, finding a “surrogate father and brother” within the organization.
Unfortunately, his new family is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian mob. And so Lincoln’s tale turns to revenge, and all out war against the Italians.
As the story progresses, Lincoln will align himself with other criminals to build his own empire and a new family, transforming the city of New Orleans in the process.
Mafia 3 is in development at Hangar 13 and will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016.