Our first look at Mafia 3's new location, time period, and protagonist Lincoln Clay, had us excited for the new energy in the series that's "got the potential to strip the Goodfellas veneer from organized crime and carry it some place new." A few months after the Gamescom reveal event, several retailers listed the Mafia 3 release date as late April, with 2K only commenting that "Mafia III will release in calendar 2016." These listings turned out to be false, as some time later, 2K clarified the Mafia 3 release date would be October 7, 2016 on consoles and PC.
We revealed the biggest secrets of the Mafia 3 E3 trailer, 20 minutes of gameplay in the Mafia E3 demo, and caught up with the Mafia 3 creative director to answer fan questions.
Mafia 3 had a strong showing at E3 2016, complete with in an amazing booth that recreated the big-easy vibe of New Orleans, and was nominated multiple times in our Best of E3 2016 awards.
The constant stream of info was capped off with 2K and Hangar 13's long-awaited announcement of the Mafia 3 soundtrack.
Featuring a collection of over 100 songs, the hits come from artists including Elvis, The Rolling Stones, Jimmi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Cream, and James Brown, with several of the most iconic songs appearing on the vinyl soundtrack bundled with the Mafia 3 Collector's Edition.