The other day I sat down to clear out an old bills basket and realised The Godfather trilogy was on the telly. "I'll stick it on in the background," I naively thought to myself and, needless to say, I didn't get as much done as I'd first planned. Until part 3. Because no matter how much I want to like it, it's garbage compared to its forerunners.
Luckily, third-person crime fest Mafia 3 [official site] doesn't appear to be suffering from the same tri-entry tedium if the latest trailer is anything to go by. Visiting its fictionalised slant on New Orleans, New Bordeaux's alligator infested swamp area, industrialised docklands, and jazz-touting wharf district suggest number 3 is shaping up rather nicely. Look, see:
Taking a leaf out of Grand Theft Auto's cartography book, New Bordeaux isn't a mirror image of The Big Easy, but instead a well realised patchwork collection of its most recognisable landmarks - à la Liberty City and Los Santos. It's made up of nine districts, each with two rivalling rackets, and will cover areas such as The Hollow, a poor community where Vietnam vet protagonist Lincoln Clay hails from; Frisco Fields, an affluent suburban area; and the French Quarter, the iconic bustling nightlife hotspot. All of this will be explorable from the off and you'll even get to visit the Bayou. "The city is king for us," explains executive producer Denby Grace.
Adam was suitably impressed with what he saw of Mafia 3 at Gamescom last year, and I must say I'm beginning to get quite excited now myself. If you feel the same, October 7 is a date you won't wanna forgedabout. Because that's when Mafia 3 is due for release. And I'll stop telling rubbish jokes. Back to that bills basket.