New Mafia 3 Screenshots
Mafia 3 screenshots taken from a pre-alpha version of the game have appeared online, The images were used by Seth Rosen, the game’s systems designer, as part of his GDC presentation about bringing life to games with NPC behaviors.
There are some really nice little touches that can be seen in each image that gives life to the environment. For example, shop windows and neon signs make the streets feel moody, while groups of citizens make it look inhabited. Inside a jazz bar, a live band can be seen on stage, while patrons either watch or sit off to the side enjoying drinks.
The game’s protagonist is Lincoln Clay, a mixed-race man who grew up an orphan and later fought in the Vietnam War. He returns to New Orleans to establish a criminal organization and oppose the Italian Mafia.
Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13, which is a new studio established by 2K Games, has said the game will tackle issues of racism and prejudice against black people that were present in the deep south during 1968. It will not, however, sensationalize racism.
Mafia 3 will be released sometime in 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.