Production on Mafia III is still chugging right along, with players only needing to wait a few more months before stepping into the shoes of protagonist Lincoln Clay on a quest for revenge. Speaking of Lincoln, 2K and Hangar 13 today released a brand new trailer giving folks a better idea of who, exactly, he is.
As you can tell from the new trailer, Lincoln has led something of a trying life. Starting out as an orphan and "raised on the streets," we learn that he turned to a life of crime before heading off to fight for his country in Vietnam.
Though he may have made some questionable decisions back in the day, Lincoln at least gained one good thing out of his life on the streets: A second family. The rub comes when, upon returning home, Lincoln discovers that he's lost a family for the second time in his life. The mafia have moved into town and taken out many folks near to Lincoln's heart.
So what's a guy to do? In Mafia III, players will help Lincoln build yet another family, only this one will be formed with a single purpose in mind: Vengeance. It turns out that Lincoln brought the battlefield home with him, and that's exactly the kind of world you'll be dealing with once Mafia III drops on Oct. 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
At the end of the trailer, we're given the game's theme: "Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you die for." That's a pretty powerful message, and one we imagine will provide some serious emotional backbone in Mafia III.
Since the title of this video is "Character Trailer -- Lincoln," we're expecting to get some additional details on other Mafia III cast members as we get closer and closer to launch. The trailer shows flashes of several candidates for these "get to know" clips, including Vito, Burke and Cassandra. Again, other than their names and faces, we don't really know anything about them at this point.
Anyway, we're certainly looking forward to finally hitting the streets of New Bordeaux, Mafia III's fictional setting that clearly references New Orleans. It's a good time period, too, with a set-up and cast that seem to be far more interesting than the usual goombas that tend to pop up in stories about the mafia.
Of course, we're always interested in hearing what our readers think. Does Lincoln Clay seem like the kind of hero (or maybe anti-hero) you can get behind? What about those plot details we've seen so far? Have they got you curious about how the whole thing plays out? Let us know your thoughts on Mafia III in the comments section below.