After months of build up, today sees the release of Mafia 3, the next chapter in the Mafia game series and the first one on the current generation of consoles.
“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.”
“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.”