We’re just over three weeks away from the launch of Mafia III, the first in the series where players shoot at the Italian mob, not for them.
While the open-world game will have plenty for players to see and do, a game these days just isn’t done once it’s out. With that in mind, developers Hangar 13 outlined what we can expect post-release.
There will be “free recurring content” for all Mafia III owners, regardless of when it was purchased.
In terms of cosmetics, we’re looking at the ability to change outfits for player character Lincoln Clay as well as vehicle customizations, which includes personalized license plates.
As for the gameplay-related updates, Hangar 13 appear to be focusing on vehicles at the moment. On top of the vehicle upgrades already present will be even more performance boost options, which we can then test via a series of race events. The details here are lacking but we’re promised a separate blog post on races in the future.
And then there’s the “Judge, Jury and Executioner” golden weapons pack, which is set to arrive 30 days after launch. It consists of “The Praecisione” .30-caliber rifle, “The Exterminatore” lever-action shotgun, and “The Silentium” silenced pistol.
As Hangar 13’s technical team works on launch polish, the creative side has already begun working on story-driven expansions. They’re described as “wholly separate experiences that reveal more about Lincoln Clay’s time in New Bordeaux” and will each offer exclusive vehicles, weapons, outfits and more.
They’ve confirmed three paid expansions thus far, with all three included as part of the Season Pass. You could buy them individually too but that’ll just end up costing more.
Here are the teaser descriptions for the expansions:
“Faster, Baby!” – Fast cars, dramatic chases, and stunt driving take center stage as Lincoln joins forces with his former flame, Roxy Laveau, to take down a corrupt Sheriff terrorizing Civil Rights activists on the outskirts of New Bordeaux.
“Sign of the Times” – A string of ritualistic killings has New Bordeaux on the edge of terror. At Father James’ request, Lincoln agrees to hunt down the cult responsible, a quest that will take him from the dark heart of the old bayou to the drug-ridden counterculture of the inner city.
“Stones Unturned” – When a merciless rival resurfaces in New Bordeaux, Lincoln must join forces with CIA agent John Donovan to settle a blood feud that began in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.
Not sure if your PC can run Mafia III? They’ve recently released the minimum system requirements in one of the most appropriately novel ways possible: styled as an old-school gaming magazine ad.
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel I5-2500K / AMD FX-8120
- RAM: 6GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD7870
- Video Memory: 2GB
- HD Space: 50GB
Mafia III launches on 7 October 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.