Could we be made an offer we can't refuse soon?has registered four new domain names as of Thursday, June 25th. All of all them reference Mafia 3 - a series fans have been waiting to see a return of.
The publisher has had leaks before relating to a third major instalment, with an alleged casting call for actors pointing to Louisiana as a possible setting. Then there was silence again, a code of silence you might say.
According to thebehind Mafia II's Vito Scaletta, there might be something ready to announce to fans soon. It's been five long years since we last did favours for the family.
Mafia II was a pretty good successor and had two story DLCs to its name, but thenwent all 'code of silence' about anything more in the works. Are we finally ready to grease our hair again?
A casting call posted with the Actors Access network has been spotted, and its owner is looking for three actors with Italian and/or southern accents. The characters are all described as
Franklin, Tony and Mickey are all focused on their criminal enterprises. Not much has been heard about Mafia 3 and this casting call is for an 'untitled game' in the works.
Creative Director Dan Vavra of Warhorse, formerly lead designer for 2K Games' Mafia series, has blogged a developer diary shedding light on the hardship of getting investors.
They had "no office, no company, no money and nothing to show" at the start but a pitch and some pictures. They were "no West and Zampella" and interest wouldn't come easy.
Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick revealed that overall the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a huge 114 million copies to retailers during its lifetime.
Grand Theft Auto IV has cleared 22 million of that grand total. CEO Zelnick also gave away some other key title numbers, although L.A. Noire is missing.