Mafia III doesn’t arrive until October 7th, but a collector’s edition had been announced a little while ago. We knew it was going to be expensive, but now we know why it is that way. The $149.99 USD collector’s edition contains a lot of physical goodies for fans excited for the new Mafia title, including two vinyl releases and a lot of art.
Taken straight from the press release, here are the details of what comes with the collector’s edition:
- Mafia III: Official Soundtrack of New Bordeaux – 180 gram vinyl pressing featuring some of the 60’s greatest hit makers, including Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Sam Cooke, The Animals, and more. The vinyl is a sampling of the larger in-game soundtrack, that includes an eclectic mix of Rock, Rhythm and Blues, and Pop, all colliding against a backdrop of war, civil unrest, and sweeping social changes that defined the 1960s.
- Mafia III: Original Game Score – 180 gram vinyl pressing of the original game score for Mafia III. Composed by Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, two of the industry’s great composers, the Mafia III original game score is a Rhythm and Blues inspired tour through a city ruled by organised crime and corrupt officials, and the setting for Lincoln Clay’s emotional story of loss and revenge.
- Exclusive Collectible Art Prints – Two lithographs from Playboy and the Alberto Vargas Estate representing a vast collection of art for players to discover in-game.
- The Art of Mafia III Collectable Art Book – A 56-page visual look at the creation of New Bordeaux, a new game world fashioned after New Orleans in the summer of 1968.
- Lincoln Clay Replica Dog Tags – 1960s US military issue replicas. These are the tags of a combat-hardened Vietnam vet fueled by the need for military-grade revenge against the Italian Mafia.
- Faux Leather Establishment Drink Coasters – Representing the Paradiso Casino and Sammy’s in-game criminal establishments, these aren’t just souvenirs, but symbols of Lincoln Clay’s motivations for revenge.
- Season Pass – Future post-release downloadable content bundled at a discount.
That official soundtrack sounds really good and once again highlights the attention to detail of the era they are trying to replicate over at Hangar 13. The developers have put a lot of work into making the game feel authentic, and it looks like it won’t be hard for players to feel more transported with a couple coasters and music from the era.
Mafia III looks to be an incredibly rich, detailed experience, but we’ll know more once it releases on October 7th, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those who don’t want to wait to get in the Mafia mood can play the second game in the series on Steam today, which will be discounted 80% until June 8th for both the game and all its downloadable content.
Source: 2K Games Press Release