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Whether you’ve already taken down the Marcano crime family, or you’re still new to town, the streets of Mafia III have more stories to tell. Today, the “Faster, Baby!” DLC is ready to roll – and with it come a number of game enhancements, gear, new vehicles to add to your fleet. And, of course, there’s the story of small town corruption choking Sinclair Parish.

It’s up to Lincoln Clay and Roxy Laveau to do something about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW8DIyfpBKs

What's New in "Faster, Baby!"?

Quickly recapping what’s going into this DLC:

There’s a whole new part of town to drive through – and tear up. Sinclair Parish is a small rural township in the countryside with lots of opportunities to tear through turns, jump gaps and run from the law. Oh, sure, you’ll have your fill of Hollywood-caliber car chases, enhanced with new “Faster, Baby!” additions like the ability to activate slow motion. It’s a new way to carve tight corners and thread-the-needle between narrow gaps while evading pursuit.  

”Faster, Baby!” gets straight to the action with high-octane driving and more car combat. With this new DLC release we’re introducing new combat mechanics perfectly suited for causing destruction on-the-go. Namely, you’ll now have access to proximity mines so you can lay out traps on the backroads or in enemy encampments. Also, take advantage of the ability to toss grenades from your car while enemies are in hot pursuit.

…and there’s a great story as well! “Faster, Baby!” takes place alongside events in the main game. A civil rights leader is murdered while investigating local sheriff “Slim” Beaumont – and other activists are next on the list. As the story unfolds, you’re unlocking new cars for tooling around New Bordeaux, new outfits and new gear for taking down Slim – as well as the Marcanos.

 
How Do I Start Playing "Faster, Baby!"?

The Deluxe version of Mafia III, which is bundled with the Season Pass, includes “Faster, Baby!” as well as the upcoming “Stones Unturned” and “Sign of the Times” DLC. So, if you already purchased the Deluxe version or a Season Pass, no other purchase is required – just get to downloading. Otherwise, the “Faster, Baby!” DLC is now available for purchase from your favorite digital store.

Just start driving around. It doesn’t matter whether you previously finished Mafia III or you’re just starting off on your own personal tale of revenge, feel free to explore all that Sinclair Parish has to offer. If you’ve sealed Marcano’s fate, just start driving southwest until you hit the country. Just started? You’ll still need to have all three Lieutenants (end of Act Two) before you’re able to head outside of town. So plan for a nice little country drive.

Uncover the corruption. To kick off the story – and to take down Slim – head over to meet with Charles “The Voice” Laveau after the end of Act Two to hear what’s happening in Sinclair Parish. What happens next is up to you and Charles’ daughter, Roxy.

Pay attention! There are a number of new gameplay elements – and interactive items throughout Sinclair Parish – that change how you’ll play the game. Keep an eye out for those new tutorial screens.

Don’t forget – “Faster, Baby!” is just the first paid DLC for Mafia III. We still have more stories to tell and a bunch of additional content coming in the “Stones Unturned” and “Sign of the Times” DLC that are also included in the Season Pass. And that’s on top of the free vehicle modifications, races, customizable outfits and extra weapons we’ve released since the game’s launch.

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Pack your bags – we’re headin’ out to the country!

When we shipped Mafia III last fall, we were honored by the community’s response. Since then, many of you have asked for more of Lincoln Clay’s action-packed adventure. That’s what we’re delivering with “Faster, Baby!” – more to explore, more to do while driving around New Bordeaux and another chapter in the life of Lincoln Clay.

What does that mean? It means there’s a new town just begging to be busted up and driven through! You’ll do it with wicked jumps and new situational awareness driving that lets you take tight turns in slow motion. New weapons are added to your arsenal – including proximity mines for setting traps and a silenced SMG. And when the heat is on, drop a grenade behind you while driving to shake whoever’s on your tail.

In short, “Faster, Baby!” adds more of the revenge-seeking you loved in Mafia III with new tools at your disposal.

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WELCOME TO SINCLAIR PARISH

Coming on March 28th, “Faster, Baby!” features high-octane chases ripping through the countryside and new ways to cause vehicular mayhem. What’s different this time around when you play Mafia III? We’re getting straight to the action as we tell Lincoln’s tale.

”Faster, Baby!” takes place alongside events in the game… but in an entirely new town and with new gameplay experiences. A civil rights leader is murdered while investigating local sheriff, Walter “Slim” Beaumont. Other activists are next on the list – and it’s up to Lincoln and Roxy Laveau (daughter of Charles “The Voice” Laveau) to get to the bottom of what’s happening.

As for Sinclair Parish – it may be fictional, but it’s based upon how a few towns used to be, says Hangar 13’s Narrative Director, Bill Harms.  It’s a place where some folks tried to preserve a narrow-minded way of life.  Minorities weren’t welcome, especially after dark. “Just like the main game, we wanted to capture a snapshot of a specific time and place in American history, and let the player experience it.”

Since Sinclair Parish is a small rural township in the countryside near the Bayou, expect lots of opportunities to tear through turns, jump gaps and run from the law. Harms adds, “The gameplay is really centered around driving and pushing that as far as possible, while also feeling like a natural extension of the free racing DLC we released not too long ago.”

 
MORE HOLLYWOOD ACTION

Oh, sure, you’ll have your fill of Hollywood-caliber car chases, but some of the additions that come with “Faster, Baby!” let you carve corners in slow motion and add new firepower to slow enemies down.  To play up Lincoln’s situational awareness that he’s honed in combat, you’ll be able to briefly channel that adrenaline into pulling off awesome driving stunts. So go ahead and thread the needle through traffic.

With ”Faster, Baby!” we’re also introducing a couple new combat mechanics perfectly suited for causing destruction on-the-go. Namely, you’ll now have access to proximity mines so you can lay out traps on the backroads and the ability to toss grenades from your car while enemies are in hot pursuit.

Complete the objectives in the story, and you’re unlocking new fleet cars for tooling around New Bordeaux, new outfits and a new weapon for taking down Slim – as well as changing the dynamic in how you can continue your fight against the Marcanos when you get back to “Bourbon City.”

Get ready to enjoy some southern hospitality, Mafia III-style, when the “Faster, Baby!” DLC rolls into town on March 28th.
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Ever since we welcomed you to the streets of New Bordeaux in October, we promised more killer content for Mafia III. You’ve asked about what’s coming next – and when. Today, we’re giving you more information about the DLC story expansions for Mafia III, as well as a tease into what you’re going to see in our first expansion, “Faster, Baby!”

First, though, here’s a quick look at what we’ve done so far – and a glance at what’s coming next. Keep in mind that this is a targeted timeline, but dates may shift slightly in content development. If that happens, we’ll let you know.

PAID STORY EXPANSION CONTENT UPDATE
For all our fans out there dying to head back to the bayou, we’ve got more paid story content coming your way. This is what your Season Pass covers – three major paid expansions delivering the next chapters in the Mafia III crime drama, plus more locations, action and rewards to Mafia III.

Ever since the team wrapped production for the game’s launch, we’ve been hard at work expanding the world of New Bordeaux. So, with that, here’s what you can look forward to in 2017. As we said above, keep in mind that precise dates may shift.

“Faster, Baby!”

End of March 2017

Fast cars, dramatic chases, and epic stunt driving take center stage as Lincoln joins forces with Roxy Laveau, a sister-in-arms out to take down a corrupt Sheriff terrorizing Civil Rights activists on the outskirts of New Bordeaux.

“Stones Unturned”

May 2017

When a merciless rival resurfaces in New Bordeaux, Lincoln must join forces with CIA agent John Donovan to settle a blood feud that began in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

“Sign of the Times”

July 2017

A string of ritualistic killings has New Bordeaux on the edge of terror. At Father James’ request, Lincoln agrees to hunt down the cult responsible, a quest that will take him from the dark heart of the old bayou to the drug-ridden counterculture of the inner city.

All three of these story expansions will deliver tight, focused, and compelling narratives, while also introducing new gameplay mechanics, activities, environments and rewards. 

 
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT “FASTER, BABY!”  

We recently chatted with Hangar 13’s Narrative Director, Bill Harms, about Mafia III’s upcoming DLC. We’ll be revealing all of the details on “Faster, Baby!” in the coming weeks, but here’s three things to keep in mind:
  • We listened to you, our fans, and we’re delivering another killer story. This tightly-told tale gets you right into the action and doesn’t stop. As Bill Harms says himself:

    Harms: “We were really humbled by the response to the characters and the story in Mafia III, so we wanted to double-down on that as much as possible, while also providing players with different gameplay experiences. Mafia III focuses on the systematic destruction of Sal Marcano's empire, racket-by-racket, while all of the expansions tell direct, linear stories."
     
  • We’re introducing you to a whole new part of New Bordeaux you’ve never seen before.
     
  • This story expansion features intense action, highlighted by thrilling stunt driving and high octane car chases in the bayou!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be revealing much more on “Faster, Baby!” including its incredible new environment, strong female lead, new gameplay mechanics and activities, and of course, the DLC story expansion’s power-crazed antagonist. Stay tuned right here on the Mafia blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to get the news right as it hits.
Mafia III - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Given its pretty open-crimeworld shininess but blah reception, Mafia 3 [official site] seems likely to fall in the category of ‘games to maybe pick up cheap on sale and pootle around over Winterval while clutching our bellies and groaning ‘I should never have drunk all that eggnog”. In which case, you might be interested to know that an update yesterday added races and car customisation. This update comes a month after an update added dressing up, another feature I’d sorta expect to see in a sandbox. But hey, now players can design super cool radcars. … [visit site to read more]

Mafia III

Prior to its October launch, Mafia 3 was one of my most anticipated games of the year. A promising start was however marred by "tiresome, repetitive grind," as Andy noted in his review—a claim he later explored further against the rest of the series. In a bid to turn its tide of middling review scores, the game's first free DLC came in the way of superficial costume upgrades last month, however the latest add-on introduces car customisation and races. 

"This was one of the big requests from the fans," says publisher 2K on the game's site. "Today, we’re delivering with some seriously cool customizations for Lincoln’s fleet of up to 10 cars. You heard that right, 10: The six you earn through playing the game, the three cars those who own the Family Kick-Back have access to… and an unlockable 10th car which we’ll get to in a minute." 

The Family Kick-Back is an optional paid DLC, and the tenth unlockable car is the Griffin Marauder which looks like this:

Only by winning races can you hope to unlock that, as well as a number of customisation options, across six circuit lap races and six point-to-point events. More information can be found in this direction.

Mafia 3's racing and car customisation update is out now. Before you go, have a gander at its launch trailer.

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ORIGINALLY POSTED: 12/20/2016

UPDATED: 1/24/2017

As soon as we wrapped development on Mafia III, we were off to the races working on post-launch content. Last month, we delivered 11 additional outfits for Lincoln to wear while taking down the mob.

Now, it’s time to tear up the streets of New Bordeaux with Races, Car Customization and more.

Here’s what’s rolling into town for the latest Mafia III content patch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkm-IPzaWzE

CAR CUSTOMIZATION!



This was one of the big requests from the fans. Today, we’re delivering with some seriously cool customizations for Lincoln’s fleet of up to 10 cars. You heard that right, 10: The six you earn through playing the game, the three cars those who own the Family Kick-Back* have access to…and an unlockable 10th car which we’ll get to in a minute.

First step to your very own custom, cherry-ed out rides: Get over to one of the nine Big Rick’s Garage locations around New Bordeaux. From there, start selecting what kind of Decals, Exhausts, Spoilers, Superchargers and Wheels you want on your car. With this content patch, you’ll have over 50 unique customizations for your fleet.

We’ve also added 20 custom license plates to the game so that you can show your flair when displaying some “NWBRDX” pride or paying your respects to “MRCLAY.” So switch up those gear ratios and get ready to race!

What you’re able to install, though, is all up to what you unlock. How do you unlock these new options, you ask?

CAR RACES!



We’ve said many times that the inspiration for the driving in Mafia III were the classic car chase films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. You’ve experienced it while playing the game – now it’s time to stomp down the pedal and race! Whether you’re taking tight turns in a muscle car or blazing through oncoming traffic in an exotic model, there are 12 races for you to win throughout New Bordeaux – six circuit lap races and six point-to-point races.

The races become available after the first sit-down with all three lieutenants. Whenever you’re cruising around the open world (and not getting chased by the cops), look for the race markers on the map and drive on over in your favorite sports or exotic car.

Place in the top spots to win, unlock customizations…and get the pink slip to a 10th car you can add to your permanent fleet!



This is the Griffin Marauder! Only way you can get it is by ruling the race courses.

…MORE OUTFITS!



Cars aren’t the only ones getting a new look with this update, we’ve also rolled in three more outfits for Lincoln to rock as he makes his way through New Bordeaux.

Two of the new looks available are “Bad, Bad Mr. Burke” (complete with ‘stache and flat cap) and “On the Prowl.”

…CHANNEL YOUR INNER MAFIOSO!



If you link Mafia III with your My2K account, you can also score Lincoln a sweet three-piece suit Outfit (The “Classico”) and a custom revolver (“Il Duca”)!

My2k Sign Up is now available in-game and online – so link it up, now! Already linked? You should be able to find the Classico in your wardrobe and the arms dealer will be stocked with Il Duca right away.

…MORE ON THE WAY!

We were laser-focused to deliver this racing update so that you could roll into the New Year in style, but we do have more coming early next year. Namely, more customization and the ability to further enhance the performance of the cars in your fleet.

And, as with other updates, we continue rolling in patches and fixes as we go.

In short, we continue working to make your stay in New Bordeaux awesome.

Thanks for joining our family.

*The Family Kickback is currently available in your game system’s digital store for $4.99.
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Our John thought Mafia III [official site] was a vast, seemingly unfinished calamity but you might think that he is wholly, objectively wrong. If that s you – happy days. 2K have released an update that gives New Bordeaux s revenger-in-chief a bunch of outfits, some of which you ve already seen if you ve gone through the story and some of which are new. Alongside these new threads, there s some bug fixes and performance improvements and all that sort of thing, you know, the things that matter, blah blah blah. But yes, let s see some outfits. … [visit site to read more]

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Lincoln Clay is ready to take on the mob in style – starting today, you can choose from 11 outfits while bringing down Sal Marcano. Along with Lincoln’s new threads, we’ve also rolled in a series of performance updates and hotfixes for Mafia III in a new patch. Keep reading for a breakdown of how the new outfits will work and what improvements are coming with the latest patch that is rolling out on all platforms now.

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OUTFITS

This was a big request from you – our fans – so we made sure to get free Outfits to everyone that owns Mafia III, ASAP. So, suit up! With this update, you will now have 11 outfits to choose from: six outfits that Lincoln wears throughout different points in Mafia III’s story, and five all-new outfits. If you want to stalk the streets of New Bordeaux in military gear, you can. Want to get decked out like a proper Mob Don – no problem. Or maybe you just need a sweet racing jacket for when you tear through town in the Samson Drifter. Choose the best look for you!

As soon as you hit the “Somethin' I've Got To Do” mission, these outfits are available for you to pick your new look. Just head to your safehouse – or any racket hideout you’ve taken over – and head to the wardrobe. Ready for some killer style?

Action Gear: For all your combat wear needs.



Plain White Tee
On Leave
Full Metal
Full Metal II
Combat

Formal Wear: Ready for business



Mr. Clay
Business Hours
Waiter

Special Occasions: Always be dressed to kill



Pro-Am
Revolutionary
Fed


UPDATE: PATCH NOTES

The dev team has also been hard at work addressing your feedback since the game launched on October 7. We’re happy to report that we’ve made a number of improvements on PC included in this patch. But we’re also not done improving the game, and will be making more updates to Mafia III in the future.

These updates include:

UI Improvements
Improved car reflections
Improved streaming issues
Performance optimization
Fixed audio issues
Fixed some cases of savegame corruption
Fixed various issues for Cassandra’s Contraband missions
And more


The work continues for the dev team as we still have more free content on the way – races and car customization! – and more updates for Mafia III. So keep an eye on our social channels for updates. And, most importantly, keep sharing your experiences with us. We want your stay in New Bordeaux to be an enjoyable one.

Thanks again from the whole Mafia III team!

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The Witcher 3 [official site] is the longest game I’ve played for years, or at least the longest game that I’ve actually come close to completing. There was a time when I’d be thrilled to hear about a new fifty or sixty hour epic adventure, very much subscribing to the policy the more the better , but now I’m more likely to flinch away from the screen when a game’s sprawl is revealed.

I’ve realised that my aversion to enormous games has been growing for a while, but the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 brought it into sharp focus. Do I really want> yet another massive open world game? I’m not sure that I do.

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