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Take-Two casting call hints at a Mafia III set in Louisiana

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Posted on March 12, 2014 AT 11:26am

 

A new casting call for an unannounced Take-Two project might have outed the first details about the next Mafia game.

The call, spotted by All Games Beta, doesn’t specifically identify the project by name, but there are several obvious signs that point to a new entry in 2K Czech’s open-world crime series, which has been dormant since 2010′s Mafia II. The notice describes three different characters with connections to criminal activities, two of them Italian Americans, and mentions a loyalty to “family”—their quotes, not mine.

The notice also indicates that actors will be doing motion capture and facial scans in addition to voice work, so it’s likely that we’re still a ways off from any official announcement. If these guys are leads—and it sounds like they might be—they’ll need to be cast and digitized before the game can be properly shown off.

Perhaps the most interesting tidbit from this casting notice is that all three men are listed as being from Louisiana. At first, that struck me as an odd choice for Mafia, but New Orleans was apparently home to one of the oldest Italian American crime families in the United States. Of course, given the first two games’ highly fictionalized settings, we’re not likely to see any one-to-one recreation of the Big Easy. Still, getting into that Deep South, bayou, True Detective vibe should be a nice, more specific change of pace for a franchise that’s always felt a bit generic in its locales.

 

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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