What’s New to Mafia III with “Faster, Baby!”
Pack your bags – we’re headin’ out to the country!
When we shipped Mafia III last fall, we were honored by the community’s response. Since then, many of you have asked for more of Lincoln Clay’s action-packed adventure. That’s what we’re delivering with “Faster, Baby!” – more to explore, more to do while driving around New Bordeaux and another chapter in the life of Lincoln Clay.
What does that mean? It means there’s a new town just begging to be busted up and driven through! You’ll do it with wicked jumps and new situational awareness driving that lets you take tight turns in slow motion. New weapons are added to your arsenal – including proximity mines for setting traps and a silenced SMG. And when the heat is on, drop a grenade behind you while driving to shake whoever’s on your tail.
In short, “Faster, Baby!” adds more of the revenge-seeking you loved in Mafia III with new tools at your disposal.
WELCOME TO SINCLAIR PARISH
Coming on March 28th, “Faster, Baby!” features high-octane chases ripping through the countryside and new ways to cause vehicular mayhem. What’s different this time around when you play Mafia III? We’re getting straight to the action as we tell Lincoln’s tale.
”Faster, Baby!” takes place alongside events in the game… but in an entirely new town and with new gameplay experiences. A civil rights leader is murdered while investigating local sheriff, Walter “Slim” Beaumont. Other activists are next on the list – and it’s up to Lincoln and Roxy Laveau (daughter of Charles “The Voice” Laveau) to get to the bottom of what’s happening.
As for Sinclair Parish – it may be fictional, but it’s based upon how a few towns used to be, says Hangar 13’s Narrative Director, Bill Harms. It’s a place where some folks tried to preserve a narrow-minded way of life. Minorities weren’t welcome, especially after dark. “Just like the main game, we wanted to capture a snapshot of a specific time and place in American history, and let the player experience it.”
Since Sinclair Parish is a small rural township in the countryside near the Bayou, expect lots of opportunities to tear through turns, jump gaps and run from the law. Harms adds, “The gameplay is really centered around driving and pushing that as far as possible, while also feeling like a natural extension of the free racing DLC we released not too long ago.”
MORE HOLLYWOOD ACTION
Oh, sure, you’ll have your fill of Hollywood-caliber car chases, but some of the additions that come with “Faster, Baby!” let you carve corners in slow motion and add new firepower to slow enemies down. To play up Lincoln’s situational awareness that he’s honed in combat, you’ll be able to briefly channel that adrenaline into pulling off awesome driving stunts. So go ahead and thread the needle through traffic.
With ”Faster, Baby!” we’re also introducing a couple new combat mechanics perfectly suited for causing destruction on-the-go. Namely, you’ll now have access to proximity mines so you can lay out traps on the backroads and the ability to toss grenades from your car while enemies are in hot pursuit.
Complete the objectives in the story, and you’re unlocking new fleet cars for tooling around New Bordeaux, new outfits and a new weapon for taking down Slim – as well as changing the dynamic in how you can continue your fight against the Marcanos when you get back to “Bourbon City.”
Get ready to enjoy some southern hospitality, Mafia III-style, when the “Faster, Baby!” DLC rolls into town on March 28th.