You can shoot up the Ku Klux Klan in Mafia III


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.
[Via Wikipedia]

So, like, they kind of had this coming.

Mafia III is out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 7 October.