Mafia III is released later this week and we can’t wait to get our hands on the latest installment in the series. If the gameplay videos are anything to go by, it looks like we can expect one hell of an open world action game.
We’ve seen a lot of Mafia III over the past few months, whether it be videos highlighting the weapons at your disposal, or the cars you’ll be able to cruise around in. But what about the music? Music can often play a huge part in setting the atmosphere of a game and it looks like 2K has considered this when it comes to Mafia III.
In an interview with We Write Things, Mafia III’s creative director and studio head, Haden Blackman, spoke more about the music.
“We have three distinct radio stations in the game that each have their own playlists. Combined, they provide a very eclectic range of music from the late 1960s – we’ve got over 100 licensed tracks in the game altogether. I think that everything absolutely belongs to the setting, or helps us tell the story,” he said.
Mafia III will feature three different radio stations you can tune into, each will have their own style. Set in the late 70’s, licensed tracks will include songs from the likes of The Animals, Aretha Franklin, Beach Boys, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Marvin Gaye, The Ramones, and The Rolling Stones.
Along with these well known tracks, Mafia III will also feature an original score by Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, aims to complement the tunes you’ll hear on the radio.
Mafia III is set to be released on October 7 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.