Mafia III screenshots taken from a pre-alpha version of the game have appeared online, showing off a few locales from the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sequel.
The images were used by Seth Rosen, the game’s systems designer, as part of his GDC presentation about bringing life to games with NPC behaviours. To fit in with this theme, the shots offer an early look at the streets of New Orleans, where Mafia III is set, and some very eye-catching inside environments as well.
Mafia III was announced back in August last year. The game is set to be released in 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is being developed by Hangar 13, a new development studio under the 2K Studios publishing label.
The game is set in a reimagined New Orleans in the year 1968, one of the most tumultuous years in American history. This version of New Orleans is bustling with activity, complete with era-inspired cars, fashion, and music. During this turbulent time, a cloud of corruption hangs in the air, and the city has become a haven for organized crime. The Italian mob controls illegal gambling, drugs, and prostitution, while corrupt police and politicians line their pockets with the proceeds.