Mafia III has one more chunk of story DLC in its clip, and this one might be the most out-there and explosive yet! Mafia III: Sign of the Times pits you against a Manson Family style cult in a drug-infused story with touches of survival horror. An interesting note for Mafia III to go out on!
“The inspiration for Sign of the Times is pretty clear. The late 1960s was a time of social and civil unrest – which we cover extensively in the game – but also of hallucinogenic experimentation and crazed cults, the horrible memory of the Manson Family being the most infamous. We were inspired to tell a story that represented that element of the time period, which led to The Ensanglante you tangle with in New Bordeaux.
There’s definitely a different feel for this part of Lincoln’s story. It’s more internal, there are points you’re hearing Lincoln talk to himself as he hunts for clues. More importantly, he’s not in full control of this situation – and there are times when he won’t even know what’s real and what isn’t. Unlike the one-man war that Lincoln wages against the Marcanos, he doesn’t have an inside line. No knowledge of The Ensanglante or what they do. He’s trying to piece things together at the same time as the player.
From the moment that the Sign of the Times DLC kicks off, you’re in for more deliberate pacing. There’s a mystery to solve with Lincoln searching for stray objects left behind, strange writing – you’ll even examine bodies for clues. There’s crazed, knife-wielding cultists that will taunt you and jump out from nowhere. As you scour new locations inside New Bordeaux city limits, you’ll also fight off well-armed psychopaths as they attempt to slow down your search. Speaking of slowing down, Sign of the Times introduces slow-motion gunplay. for those able to skillfully pull off headshots, you’ll extend the slow-mo timer – so take aim!”
Sounds like Hangar 13 is pouring a lot into this final expansion! You can check out first footage of the DLC in the video at the top of this post.
Mafia III is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.