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Mafia III: Definitive Edition

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Hangar 13
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2016

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'Mafia III' (ALL) Unveils Massive Licensed Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2016 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT

Mafia III will immerse players into a world of organized crime through rich narrative storytelling and a beautifully crafted game world featuring period-accurate cars, music and fashion.

Mafia III is set in a reimagined New Orleans in 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.

Mafia III follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a disenfranchised Vietnam veteran, returning from combat and looking for a home and a place to belong. Orphaned as a child, Lincoln at last achieves a semblance of family with the city’s black mob, finding the surrogate father and brother he has longed for. But when Lincoln’s new family is betrayed and slaughtered by the Italian mob, he becomes fixated on revenge and wages a brutal war against the Italians, disrupting the balance of power in the seedy underworld of New Orleans. As the story progresses, Lincoln allies himself with other criminals and builds an empire and a new family of his own that transforms the city.

Throughout the riveting story of Mafia III, players choose their path to revenge and build their own crime empire using cunning, stalking and deception, or through overwhelming force and firepower. Mafia III combines the best of cinematic storytelling with a dynamic narrative structure that responds to player choices, set in a vibrant city that responds to Lincoln’s actions.

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans, bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and an eclectic mix of music from the period. Players will enjoy over 100 tracks from some of the most memorable years in music.

Mafia III will treat players to an incredible soundtrack of more than 100 licensed songs from an iconic era in music,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.  “I’m confident that the rich canvas of nostalgic artists and songs that defined the 1960s will further connect players to the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux.”

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and an eclectic mix of music from the period.  Players will enjoy over 100 tracks from some of the most memorable years in music, including:

  1. ? And The Mysterians: “Ninety-Six Tears”
  2. The Animals: “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”
  3. Aretha Franklin: “Chain of Fools,” “Respect”
  4. Barry Maguire: “Eve of Destruction”
  5. Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  6. Beethoven Ben: “Dance of the Hours”
  7. Big Brother & The Holding Company: “Piece of My Heart”
  8. Blue Cheer: “Good Times Are So Hard To Find”
  9. Bobby Fuller Four: “I Fought The Law”
  10. Box Tops: “The Letter”
  11. Canned Heat: “On The Road Again”
  12. Chambers Brothers: “I Can’t Turn You Loose”
  13. Clarence Carter: “Slip Away”
  14. Clifton Chenier: “Ay-Tete-Fee”
  15. Count Five: “Psychotic Reaction”
  16. Cream: “White Room”
  17. Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou”
  18. Del Shannon: “Runaway,” “Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun)”
  19. Delta Rae: “Bottom of the River”
  20. Dewey Edwards: “I Let A Good Thing Go By”
  21. Diana Ross & The Supremes: “Love Child”
  22. Dusty Springfield: “Son of a Preacher Man”
  23. Eddie Floyd: “Knock on Wood”
  24. Elvis: “A Little Less Conversation”
  25. Etta James: “Don’t Go To Strangers”
  26. Four Tops: “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”
  27. Freddie Cannon: “Palisades Park”
  28. Iron Butterfly: “In A Gadda Da Vida”
  29. James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
  30. Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit”
  31. John Lee Hooker: “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”
  32. Johnny Cash: “Folsom Prison Blues (Live),” “Ring of Fire”
  33. Jr. Walker and the All Stars: “Shotgun”
  34. L.C. Cooke: “Take Me For What I Am”
  35. Lightnin’ Hopkins: “Black Ghost Blues,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” “The Howling Wolf”
  36. Lightnin’ Slim: “G.I. Blues”
  37. Little Richard: “Long Tall Sally”
  38. Lonnie Youngblood: “Go Go Shoes”
  39. Martha and the Vendellas: “Nowhere to Run”
  40. Marvin Gaye: “You”
  41. Mercy Dee Walton: “Five Card Hand”
  42. Misfits: “You Belong To Me”
  43. Mourning Ritual (ft. Peter Dreimanis): “Bad Moon Rising”
  44. Otis Redding: “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay,” “Hard To Handle”
  45. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: “Tramp”
  46. Otis Spann: “Must Have Been The Devil”
  47. Patsy Cline: “Crazy”
  48. Paul Revere and the Raiders: “Kicks”
  49. Ramones: “Palisades Park”
  50. Roger Miller: “King of the Road”
  51. Roosevelt Sykes: “Hey Big Momma”
  52. Roy Orbison: “Running Scared”
  53. Rufus Thomas: “Walking The Dog”
  54. Sam and Dave: “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” “Soul Man”
  55. Sam Cooke: “Chain Gang,” “Wonderful World,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “Another Saturday Night,” “I’m Gonna Forget About You”
  56. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs: “Li’l Red Riding Hood”
  57. Sonny Rhodes: “You Better Stop”
  58. Status Quo: “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”
  59. Steppenwolf: “Desperation,” “Born To Be Wild”
  60. Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  61. Temptations: “I Wish It Would Rain”
  62. The Animals: “House of the Rising Sun”
  63. The Avengers: “Paint It Black”
  64. The Band: “The Weight”
  65. The Chambers Brothers: “Time Has Come Today”
  66. The Dramatics: “Get Up and Get Down”
  67. The Duprees: “You Belong To Me”
  68. The Fun Sons: “Hang Ten”
  69. The Miracles: “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me”
  70. The Rolling Stones: “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Street Fighting Man,”
  71. The Searchers: “Take Me For What I’m Worth,” “Needles & Pins”
  72. The Shadows of Knight: “I Got My Mojo Working”
  73. The Supremes: “Baby Love”
  74. The Tams: “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)”
  75. The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
  76. The Troggs: “Wild Thing”
  77. Three Dog Night: “One”
  78. Vanilla Fudge: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”

“The 1960s marked some of the best years for artistic expression.  From rhythm and blues to the transformative progression of rock and roll, it is critical for us to represent this era accurately and authentically in Mafia III,” said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13.  “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”

Consumers can listen to a sampling of the soundtrack on Pandora to begin immersing themselves in the world of 1968 New Bordeaux before Mafia III’s release.  To listen to a selection of the Mafia III soundtrack on Pandora.

In addition to this highly compelling curated soundtrack, Mafia III also tapped two of the gaming industry’s greatest composers, Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, who composed an original score that will be featured during gunfights, cut scenes and other in-game moments.  The Mafia III Original Game Score features 26 songs from the game, and will be available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon and the Google Play stores. A version of that score will also be available on vinyl in the Mafia III Collector’s Edition.

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