King of the road

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 actually play?

Well, our friends at GameSpot have got a few precious seconds of gameplay footage available on their YouTube channel, which we've embedded below. We get a good look at some driving, shooting, and general exploration, which we assume is running on a PC but should be roughly representative of the PS4 experience.

It certainly looks steeped in atmosphere, the neon-lit streets of the American south being a particular highlight. As you'd expect, you'll also be able to explore the bayou, so this should create some visual variety; from the jazz soaked districts of the city to the marshland that surrounds it, there should be lots of things to see.

Are you looking forward to this new take on 2K Czech's underrated series, though? Watch the video and then let us know in the comments section below.