Mafia III, for all its flaws, delves into some pretty dark subject matter. But developer Hangar 13 originally planned to open the title with an introduction so controversial that it’s since removed all traces of the scene from its servers. “If ever that had come out without any context in any form it would have looked terrible,”...
Mafia III may not have set the open world genre alight as was intended, but by most accounts, it's not that bad overall. The game's obviously been out for a while now, but coinciding with the release of its first expansion, a playable demo has hit the PlayStation Store. If you've had your eye on Mafia III but the lukewarm...
Can't escape the life
If you're still into Mafia III, you may be interested in knowing that its promised trio of story expansions have been given release windows. Things kick off with the strangely named Faster, Baby!, which is due out at some point next month. Then, in May, we're getting Stones Unturned, followed by Sign of the Times in July...
In and out
Its popularity may have fallen off a cliff a few days after it launched, but at least Mafia III is still being supported by developer Hanger 13. As pointed out by Digital Foundry, the sandbox crime sim has very quietly received a PS4 Pro update - there's apparently no mention whatsoever of Pro support in the patch notes, which seems a...
4.5 million copies shipped in one week
You know those occasions where a bit of news filters out and you almost have to read it twice in order to properly parse it? Yeah, this is one of those times: Mafia III has become 2K Games' fastest selling game of all time, outpacing franchises such as BioShock, NBA 2K, and Borderlands. To be honest, we're as...
Fed to the alligators?
Mafia III's off to a bit of a rough start in the reviews department, it would seem. The sandbox mob-'em-up launched last week on PlayStation 4, but critic reviews are only just beginning to roll in due to the fact that publisher 2K Games didn't want to send pre-release review code to anyone that isn't a YouTuber. Some of the...
As is widely known already, 2K Games didn't send out advance review code for Mafia III, so we're only just digging into the New Bordeaux-based drama. But should you buy it? Well, we've streamed over an hour of gameplay footage so that you can get a feel for the crime caper – and you can watch the archived footage above. Are you planning...
Mafia III releases on 7th October globally, but don't expect to find a review on Push Square – or any site worth your time for that matter. 2K Games informed us recently that code would go out on launch day, and Polygon has since confirmed that to be the case for other outlets around the world. In other words: you probably...
Lock and load
It looks like developer Hangar 13 has reasonably big plans for Mafia III after it launches next month, promising free downloadable content packs along with three premium expansions. The free stuff is largely what you'd expect - costumes, weapons, and extra vehicle customisation - but the studio also makes mention of races, which...
Mafia III lead Lincoln Clay doesn't mess around, does he? The star of the game's latest trailer, we see Clay take down a ton of criminals, from lowly drug dealers to mob bosses and more. Sure, his methods may not be subtle - they appear to be of the 'shoot first, ask questions later' variety - but hey, he gets the job done. Of...
Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, James Brown, and more
We love a good licensed soundtrack in our games. Sometimes, a fitting selection of tunes can really solidify the feel of a release - the inclusion of Stan Bush's The Touch in Saints Row IV was inspired, for example - and with Mafia III, we've been hoping and praying for a stellar sixties soundtrack...
2K Games appears to be adopting the Ubisoft PR strategy for Mafia III: blanket the web with coverage and hope that people pay attention. This is the game's second trailer in almost as many days, but hey, we're probably the only ones keeping count. Fortunately, it continues to look fantastic – we love the cars, fashion, and time...
Mob bossing it
We've always been interested in Mafia III - we love the sound of premise and the look of setting - but it's this latest trailer that's officially pushed us into hype territory. The video gives us our best look at the game's open world yet, showcasing its different districts and what you can expect to find within them. Even if, at...
From what we've seen of Mafia III so far, we're reasonably excited for the upcoming open world mob-'em-up, and while we have some reservations when it comes to the sequel's rather standard looking gameplay, we reckon that the setting and characters seem pretty interesting. Speaking of which, protagonist and Vietnam veteran Lincoln...
We feel a little bit sorry for Mafia III. While competing titles are popping up in publisher or platform holder press conferences, Lincoln Clay and his cronies have been left to fend for themselves – earning only a spot during IGN's live coverage. Still, this 22 minute gameplay demo which debuted last night is surprisingly strong – it...
An offer you can't refuse
Whoops, we only just spotted that this is going on: Mafia III's getting a live gameplay demonstration on the PlayStation 4 right now. We'll keep this article short so that you can watch on -- the game's looking pretty sharp, we must say.
An offer you can't refuse?
You may need to stage your own racket to be able to afford Mafia III's collector's edition, but it'll be worth the effort without doubt. 2K Games has announced the game's obligatory limited edition set, which will launch on 7th October worldwide. At an eye-watering $149.99, the package is pricey – but it does come with...
The day it all goes down
Mafia III's on a mission to bring down the mob later this year on PlayStation 4, and to celebrate this no doubt brutal and bloody fact, the open world title's got a brand new gameplay trailer. Much like the previous CG reveal, the embedded clip combines fitting music, plenty of atmosphere, and some good old fashioned...
But there will be more to do
Mafia II was an open world game, but even in 2010 – before the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – it was criticised for being sparse. The title's interpretation of the United States served as sublime window dressing to Vito Scaletta's story, but with so little to do in it, there were times...
All along the watchtower
Mafia III has been officially announced. Developed by Hangar 13 and due out in 2016 on the PlayStation 4, you can catch the first trailer through here. The game casts you as mixed race mobster Lincoln Clay, who's out to get revenge on Italian gangsters in 1968 New Orleans. But while this is all interesting, how does it...
New Orleans, New Orleans
2K Games is aiming to pin a new face on organised crime in 2016, as Mafia III muscles its way onto the PlayStation 4 with an all-new protagonist: Lincoln Clay. Set in 1968, the mixed race mob leader will front a yarn all about inequality, as New Orleans serves as the backdrop for a story that both sounds ambitious and...
Leave the gun, take this artwork
After an eternity being locked up in the back of some hoodlum's trunk, Mafia III will finally don its fedora in public next week. The official Facebook page for the franchise has updated its cover image with a single piece of artwork confirming a 5th August reveal. The shot shows four gangsters surrounding a tied...
We'll make you an offer
There must be a few mobsters over at Take Two with plenty of secrets in the trunk of their car right now, because the evidence of a new Mafia game continues to pile up. Back in May, the publisher confirmed that it's got a AAA-title in the works, and before that, voice actor Rick Pasqualone - who played the main character in...
Did someone say Mafia III?
Speaking during a financial meeting overnight, Take-Two has confirmed that label 2K Games is busy beavering away on an unannounced AAA title – presumably for the PlayStation 4. The organisation was referring to its forthcoming stable of software, and alluded to the "soon-to-be" revealed title with glee. "Throughout...
Gangster sequel's announcement imminent
Mafia III is looking more and more certain by the day. Fresh from a Play-Asia listing late last year, voice actor Rick Pasqualone, who played Vito Scaletta in the previous game, has made his Twitter followers an offer that they can't refuse: the prospect of news. Writing on the social media site, he told a...
Suited and booted
This has been the busiest December this editor can remember in quite a while. As if PlayStation Experience wasn’t enough at the start of the month, our inbox has been inundated with press releases over the past seven days – does no one want to take some time off? This latest tidbit isn’t an official confirmation, but it has...
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