New information about the highly anticipated Mafia III come to light thanks to YouTube videos of a Russian fansite and a LinkedIn Profile. The YouTube Channel Фан-сайт Mafia 3 published some videos about the making of facial expressions in the Announcement Trailer of the game developed by Hangar 13. In particular, these videos concern the main characher Lincoln’s expressions, made with the help of motion capture technology by Alex Hernandes (his IMDb Page), an actor known for Hemlock Grove (2013), Samuel’s Game (2014) and A Case for Life (1996). Indeed, the similarity between Lincoln Clay and Hernandez is remarkable. Here are all the videos with Hernandez playing Mafia III’s protagonist, Lincoln.
Talking about the voice-over actress, it seems that Mari Weiss will be the voice of one of the principal character of Mafia III, called Cassandra. Weiss (IMDb Page) has performed a lot of minor acting roles in TV series like How to Get Away with Murder, Club 5150, City of Angels and Bones. As a voice-over artist, she’s also performed ten of videogame roles like Thor: God of Thunder, Mass Effect, Guild Wars: Eye of the North and Rise of the Kasai. Looking at her LinkedIn Profile, we have learned she will give her voice in Mafia III, maybe to the only one female character, Cassandra. We will wait for confirmations, but we have no reasons to believe she added the hiring by mistake.
In addiction, here’s all the information about the 2K’s game we know. Mafia III is an open world action-adventure game played from third-person perspective. Players assume control of Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War vet, on a quest for revenge. The game is set in fictional version of 1968 New Orleans. Players can complete objectives using a variety of approaches. The core gameplay revolves around gun-play, using them to eliminate enemies. Alternatively, players can utilize stealth tactics and sneak through entire missions without being noticed by enemies. Players can also use melee-combat and perform execution moves. The game features a cover system, allowing players to take cover behind objects to avoid enemy gunfire. Players can interrogate characters after defeating them in order to gain more information on objectives. Players can attack and capture locations owned by the rival gangs, and assign one of their lieutenants to operate the location. The available lieutenants are Cassandra, Burke, and Vito Scaletta; Vito was previously featured as the protagonist of Mafia II.