Mafia 3 Is "Hours and Hours and Hours" Long, Dev Says

"We're not talking about the exact hours yet."

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While Mafia III developer Hangar 13 is not ready to talk about exactly how many hours it will take you to complete the open-world crime game, studio director Haden Blackman has teased the game has "hours and hours and hours of content." Not only that, but the game's aims to be highly replayable.

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Blackman mentioned that there are several sequences in Mafia III that you won't see on every playthrough. One of these involves a mob gang executing someone "in a pretty dramatic fashion." As such, he hopes players will re-play Mafia III after they finish a first playthrough.

"We're not talking about the exact hours yet, I'm a completionist too," Blackman told GameSpot. "It is hours and hours and hours of content. I hope that people are encouraged to replay and see things that they didn't see before. Hopefully people go back and look for those little hidden gems.

"I wanted to build games that really tried to push the notion that the players co-author in the experience," he added. "We have that tag line for Hanger 13, that every player's story is unique. That's definitely something we want to try and push for everything that we do."

Mafia III will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 7.

The game is set in 1968 New Orleans, starring Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran who returns to find his home in ruin. The Italian mob now rules New Orleans, and it's up to Clay--with the help of the Irish mob and others--to bring down the organization from within.

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