By Franceen Robles on August 23, 2016 at 9:35pm
“Mafia III” developers 2K Games and Hangar 13 revealed Tuesday that the latest entry in their popular organized crime game series will contain at least 100 licensed songs from the 1960s, aside from 26 original scores.
Set during 1968 in a New Orleans-inspired town called New Bordeaux, “Mafia III” will immerse players in the time period by playing classics such as The Ramones’ “Palisades Park,” The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and even Marvin Gaye’s “You.” Keen ears and eyes will also notice that Freddy Cannon’s original rendition of “Palisades Park” is included as a separate track.
According to Hangar 13 studio head and creative director Haden Blackman, “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”
A complete track listing can be found on the “Mafia III” news page , arranged alphabetically with the artist’s name and their respective songs. The list currently contains exactly 100 songs, so it is not clear whether there are more songs to be included at a later time.
Called “Mafia III Hit List,” those interested can listen to a sample playlist for free in Pandora. And for those who are more concerned about the game’s original scores, composers Jesse Harlin, of “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” and Jim Bonney, of “BioShock Infinite,” will take the helm. Harlin and Bonney will be working together to handle important moments in “Mafia III,” such as gunfights and cutscenes.
A total of 26 original scores by the two composers will be available for digital purchase at a later date from online retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Those who purchase the collector’s edition will also get two 180 gram vinyls, one containing a sampling of the licensed ‘60s songs, and the other containing the original soundtrack.
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