The game, which was known internally as Rhapsody, was set in 1980s Berlin. As for the premise, the Kotaku report claims that “you’d play as a Russian Jew whose parents had been murdered in a Soviet labor camp. He’d be rescued by Americans, then recruited to join a spy organization called Rhapsody.”Rhapsody was compared to the movie Kingsman, but suffered a massive overhaul and the spy elements were reportedly scrapped early in the development. The project later became an “action game fueled by music.” The current status of that project is unknown – it’s not clear whether it’s still in development in some shape at Hangar 13.
Regardless, the video gives us an interesting look at the cancelled game’s setting, if you can get past the floating Mafia 3 protagonist which the camera is orbiting around. A lot of work had been done on the map, including an impressive model of the Berlin TV Tower.
Rhapsody may never see the light of day, but tidbits about what became of the scrapped project may arrive in the future as data miners delve into what Hangar 13 has left behind. Until then, check out a series of screenshots from the Mafia: Trilogy collection, which includes a look at the remade version of the original Mafia that Hangar 13 is set to release later this year on August 28.
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