Some of Mafia III’s trailers include songs from the ’60s such as “All Along the Watchtower” and “House of the Rising Sun.” However, those won’t be the only famous songs featured in the game. Speaking today during a panel at PAX East, the developers said it will feature a “ton of great music” from the time period.
In addition to the songs mentioned above, Mafia III’s soundtrack will also include Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortune Son” and “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield. The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” will also be featured in the game.
Mafia III creative director Haden Blackman also talked about how developer Hangar 13 considered many different settings for the game. It was important to the developer that the game’s location had things that the mob could take hold of, including industry, tourism, and entertainment. Hangar 13 ultimately settled on New Orleans (known as New Bordeaux in Mafia III), because it met the requirements listed above, and is also “sexy.” It also feels different from Mafia II’s Empire Bay, which is important, the developer said.