Mafia Voice Actor Teases Mafia 3

"Might have some exciting news very soon," Rick Pasqualone says.

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Fans of the Mafia crime action series from 2K Games may not have much longer to wait to learn about the next installment in the franchise. Voice actor Rick Pasqualone, who played Mafia II protagonist Vito Scaletta in the 2010 game, teases on Twitter that a new Mafia game may be announced soon.

"Might have some Mafia news very soon," he said to one fan. To another, who bluntly said, "make Mafia 3," Pasqualone replied: "Might have some exciting news very soon."

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A third Mafia game has been rumored since March 2012, when an anonymous source said the game had entered full production. Later that year, another report said Mafia III was in development at 2K Czech for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and was going to be a launch title for those platforms. However, the game reportedly suffered from production issues, and those plans were apparently scuttled.

Then in January 2014, 2K Games closed 2K Czech's main office, sending some developers to a satellite studio in Brno and others to 2K's main headquarters in Novato, California.

If Mafia III is in development, it is unclear which studio would be leading development on the game. One possibility is 2K's newest studio, Hangar 13, which opened in December 2014. The developer, led by Star Wars veteran Haden Blackman, is working on a top-secret game that uses proprietary tech, though little else is known about the project.

2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive said in March 2013 that it has an "extensive pipeline" of unannounced games in development. Could Mafia III be one of those titles? We may not have to wait much longer to find out.

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