Borderlands Online! A free-to-play Borderlands game that saw the shoot and loot formula spun off into a free-to-play online shooter. It may have been exclusive to that part of Asia, but I liked the sound of it. But apparently, China didn’t, which is why the game and the studio behind it is shutting down for good.
Let me tell ya somethin’ else brother: You won’t see Hulkamania running wild this year in WWE 2K16. And don’t even try to import a Hulkamaniac into the game, because that’ll just get you power-bombed with a ban.
Despite the change of protagonist and the new the scenic locale of New Orleans, developer Hangar 13 is insistent on Mafia III being a "true" Mafia game that doesn’t ignore the events of Mafia II and will in fact bring closure to that first sequel when it ties up a few dangling plot threads.
Mafia 3 arrives next year, with an emphasis on brutality, race and crime. All wrapped up in a neat sandbox genre that is populated with civilians, fast cars and tons of guns. Kind of like that other game that Take Two Interactive publishes.
When you think Mafia, you most likely think of a very specific stereotype. Namely a wiseguy with slick hair, an even slicker suit and some sort of Sicilian heritage. That’s your typical Mafia goon. But Mafia 3 is ditching that kind of protagonist, for some new blood.