Developers 2K Games announced via twitter that the franchise will be returning, with the third instalment set to appear on current-gen consoles. Newly formed Hanger 13 are confirmed to be developing.
After years of rumours and set backs, 2K’s cult favourite open-world gangster ’em up is finally going to get a third title. The announcement was made earlier today (Tuesday) on their twitter account, by sharing a new image for the game depicting four characters – three male and one female – backlit by car headlights. With Mafia II being set in the 1940’s and 50’s, the style of the cars would suggest a 70’s or 80’s time period for the title.
— Mafia Game (@mafiagame) July 28, 2015
Mafia 3 has been in the works for years, with initial reports of production emerging as early as March 2012. 2K were also confident of Mafia 3 being a launch titled for PS4 and Xbox One, but had to postpone their plans after a slew of set-backs.
The game is set for a full reveal at this year’s Gamescom on the 5th of August in Germany, and no other information has yet been disclosed.
Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he’s been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.