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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The studio directors name is Blackman? I love it!

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Wow, trailer looks badass! Better edited than new trailer for Warcraft movie...

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Three houurss??? Angry joe

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The Hours Don't matter its obviously going to be like the previous Games .. no one really cares about hours ... unless youre maybe 12 .. I played in the arcades for hours and hours back in the day .. and games only had a few levels .. you'd just try again to beat your last score !! ... Gamers today don't know how good it is .. just like to moan and whine !!

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I hope this is good. Mafia 2 was baaaaaaad....

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@sepsis216: No it wasn't. There just wasn't anything to do outside of the main story. Still a great game.

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@capocrimeboss: It was a decent game, but a letdown from the standpoint of how good the first one was. MII was just too small in scope and ambition, the exact opposite of what made the first one so good.

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Edited By Azghouls

It's probably made up of cutscenes and load screens.

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And here i was hoping for days and days and days long :(

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@MJ-X: :)

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This game looks terrible.

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Glad it's not minutes and minutes long ...

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3 hours long? thats not good

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That's a very diplomatically-worded description of the length of your game.

“Hours and hours.”

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At least 4 hours then.

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@naryanrobinson: No surprise to see a weasel using weasel words.

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@heavygavel: .

Better than being an Eddie using Eddie words:

“Not only that, but the game's aims to be highly replayable.”

“after they finish a first playthrough.”

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Hours of content?! No way!!!!

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Busy and playing a game are two different things...I take this as "pointless busy work," in high school. It's there...it's not fun, and it is just filler to get from point a to point b.

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Mafia 2 was an awesome game but the biggest issue i had was that it had this HUGE open world with nothing else to do then main story. I just hope Mafia 3 has lots of interesting side activities to take part into rather then go from point A to B all the time to follow through story.

One of the biggest reasons GTA San Andreas is my favorite open world free roam action game because the amount of side activities you can do and the huge map was really great. GTA IV and V doesn't come close to the shear amount of single player content san andreas had (and no i don't like GTA Online)

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I was just wondering if anyone else thinks the main character looks a little like Channing Tatum.

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I want the game but please dont make the Mafia 2 mistake of making all these promises about lenght and content, only to ship a game that only had 40% of what you promised.

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Please can you quantify how much more hours and hours and hours is rather than just hours long.

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@thedarkoil 2x2x2= 8

The game is 8 hours long.

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STILL DOING THE AUTOPLAY VIDEOS???? WTF GS.

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@wtf_666: Glad I'm not the only one. Wish you can turn it off... >_>

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@wtf_666: no shit, annoying.

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better not be hours and hours of fetch quests and car chases..

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It's 3 hours long?

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I'd rather have a good short game than a long borefest.

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Hours and hours and hours of doing menial fetch quests confirmed.

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He said three hours, see?

"hours(1) and hours(2) and hours(3) of content"

Obviously I'm kidding, but I definitely need to play through Mafia 2, was hoping it'd be BC soon, but I'll play it on my 360 if need be.

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@LPDisturbedHU: Damn, you beat me to it. Does this mean I need to go back and erase my comment?

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@gatsbythepig: Nah, I think you're fine.:)

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is that Freaking Micheal Jai White? i know that voice. if is him, I'm about to preorder the shit out of this game.

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That darksouls 3 add be for it gree. I thought the buy now button in the left bottom was skip.

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Absolutely loved Mafia 1 and 2! Can't wait for its release.

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