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Here's our first look at Mafia 3

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Mafia 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in 2016, publisher 2K Games announced today alongside the first trailer for the upcoming game. Set in 1968, the third game in the Mafia franchise takes place in a new time period and location: 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mafia 3 stars Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran who returns home in an attempt to start life anew — while also building his organized crime empire. Here's 2K's official description of Mafia 3's main character:

Orphaned as a child, Lincoln at last achieves a semblance of family with the city's black mob, finding the surrogate father and brother he has longed for. But when Lincoln's new family is betrayed and slaughtered by the Italian mob, he becomes fixated on revenge and wages a brutal war against the Italians, disrupting the balance of power in the seedy underworld of New Orleans. As the story progresses, Lincoln allies himself with other criminals and builds an empire and a new family of his own that transforms the city.

"The Mafia franchise is known for its immersive sense of time and place, and for presenting compelling stories about life within organized crime," said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at developer Hanger 13, in a press release. "In Mafia 3, we are introducing players to an unexpected new anti-hero and an iconic city to explore, all within a hard-boiled drama set during one of the most turbulent years in American history."

2K Games' first trailer for Mafia 3 helps to set the tone of the game, but doesn't contain any gameplay. You can watch it above.