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Fans of music from the 1960's have a little something extra to look forward to when Mafia III drops, as the team at Hangar 13 have announced that the soundtrack will be packed with popular tunes from the era.
Nothing helps a game set in such a specific period as Mafia III come to life quite like a killer soundtrack. That's already been proven with the game's media up to this point, as the most recent Mafia III trailer boasted “Son of a Preacher Man,” and previous offerings offered up “House of the Rising Sun” and “All Along the Watchtower.”
It's clear that Hangar 13 knows the importance of a game's soundtrack and, during this week's PAX East conference, members of the team spoke about what players can expect when they dive into the open-world action game later this year.
According to a report from Gamespot, the team is promising a “ton of great music” once Mafia III arrives, though they could not get into too many specifics due to the tricky business that is licensing.
In case you're curious as to what a sampling of the music will sound like, the team did at least confirm both “Fortunate Son” and “Paint it Black” are ready to roll. Considering Mafia III's protagonist's life as a former soldier, those certainly make a heck of a lot of sense. I wouldn't be surprised to see either of them pop up in a flashback scene set deep in the jungle. Then again, I certainly wouldn't mind dismantling a criminal organization one piece at a time with either of those songs rocking in the background.
In a recent article highlightingMafia III's setting, I briefly commented on how excited I was for the setting, which is their own version of New Orleans. A deep South town isn't the first place I think of when it comes to organized crime, so I thought it was a nice departure from the norm. Apparently Hangar 13's Haden Blackman agreed, with the location selected due to the fact that it boasts all sorts of facets that a mob would find appealing to try and take control of. We also assume that the locales unique flavor was appealing to the developers, as such a city offers plenty of great sights and sounds that are almost a trademark of the region. Along with the soundtrack titles listed above, we wouldn't be surprised to hear a lot of small band and jazz tunes popping up while exploring the streets of the city.
Sadly, we've still got a while to wait before we can get our hands on Mafia III. It'll arrive on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC come October 7.