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U.S. release date listed for Mafia 3

Mafia_3_Cistern-ShootoutGameStop has listed what appears to be the U.S. release date for the upcoming Mafia 3. According to the shopping website. The open-world game will be hitting the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms on the 26th of April in 2016.

A lot of new releases are made available in North America on a Tuesday. So the April 26th date seems credible.

For the uninitiated, Mafia 3 was recently announced at GamesCom 2015. Gamers will be able to play as Lincoln Clay during the year of 1968 in New Orleans. The Vietnam War veteran is seeking revenge for his comrades that were killed by the local gangs.

One of the notable features is the ability to take over locations from the opposition. Lincoln Clay can also place lieutenants (the ones revealed so far are Burke, Cassandra and series veteran, Vito Scaletta) to run operations from these special areas.

The third mainline Mafia game is being developed by Hangar 13, a new development team that is made up of former members of 2K Czech (the studio behind Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven and Mafia 2). If the above launch date is correct, then fans do not have to wait too much longer to play the sequel. If addition to GameStop, you can also preorder Mafia 3 on Amazon with this link.