Take-Two casting call may hint at new Mafia game set in Louisiana

Take-Two, parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar, has placed a casting call for an "untitled video game." According to the listing, the game will feature three males born in Louisiana--all who have connections to organized crime. Tony, for example, is an Italian man in his 30s that runs betting operations. He's described as a "gangster." Mickey is another Italian male who makes "himself seem higher up in the criminal ladder than he really is."

With the strong Italian focus and a story that centers around loyalty to "family," it seems likely that the casting call is related to Take-Two's Mafia series. The last entry in the series, Mafia 2, was released in 2010. However, this could also be a brand new IP from one of Take-Two's studios. The first entry in the call is for Franklin, an African American mixed race orphan who must "get a job done at any cost." Should he be the lead, it would represent a departure from the previous Mafia games. Actors will be used for voice overs, motion capture, and facial scanning.