2K Games came out this morning and confirmed that Mafia III is in development. While details are scarce, Mafia 3 has been confirmed for a full release at Gamescom early next month. There have been some recent rumors on its development including a domain leak late last month. Hangar 13, a new studio headed by Lucas Arts veterans, are hard at work on the game and will show of the first trailer on August 5th.
According to 2K Games in a recent statement, “Mafia III is the next installment in the popular series known for immersing players into a world of organized crime through rich narrative storytelling and a beautifully crafted game world featuring period-accurate cars, music, and fashion.”
We haven’t seen a Mafia game since 2015, so it will be interesting to see how the series has progressed with so much time off. Also of note is the time period that Mafia 3 takes place. Looking closely at the image released we can see that the cars and appearance of the characters, that the game may take place in the 1970’s.
Stay tuned for more information and we will update you with the official trailer on August 8th.