You’ve shot Nazis. You’ve shot terrorists. You’ve shot gangsters and demons and robots and space wizards and irradiated mutant moles. Now, in Mafia III, you can shoot white supremacist racists. Can I get an amen, hallelujah?
A new trailer for the game shows off the sleazy world of New Bordeaux and the impressive combat pedigree of protagonist Lincoln Clay. Who’s also a black guy in the South in the late 60s, the same decade in which the Ku Klux Klan was responsible for:
- The 1963 assassination of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organiser Medgar Evers in Mississippi.
- The 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Alabama, in which four black girls were killed.
- The 1964 murders of three civil rights activists – James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner – in Mississippi.
- The 1964 murder of two black kids in Mississippi.
- The 1965 murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo in Alabama.
- The 1966 firebombing murder of NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. in Mississippi.
- The 1967 bombings of two homes and a synagogue in Mississippi.
So, like, they kind of had this coming.
Mafia III is out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 7 October.