With five days until the launch of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, developer Soleil revealed that completing it on normal, Samurai difficulty, takes a minimum of 10 hours.
In an interview with NintendoEverything, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time director Hiroaki Matsui discussed everything from playing time to how much of the show made it into the game.
In terms of how long it takes to complete Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, Matsui said that if completion is all you're after, about 10 hours should do the trick for the normal, Samurai level.
"However, they won’t be able to unlock sufficient amount of collectable items and skills with that difficulty, so I want them to play the game more and more and challenge higher difficulty levels as well. The higher difficulty levels such as “Master Samurai” and “Master of Masters” also require guts to play with, so it is difficult to tell in general how much time will be needed for the player to complete", he said.
Good ol' Jack will be using just about everything you've seen him use in the show, and more. The Gatling Gun is there and so are many other ranged weapons, but nothing will stop you from finishing the game solely with melee weaponry like Jack's beloved katana.
Much of what made Samurai Jack special was the dynamics of the show, which went from peaceful and serene scenes to a full-blown chaotic resolution that's at least half as long. In-game fighting will thankfully take much longer, and Jack has his own progression path.
"The game has a flow for the player to acquire many skills while proceeding with the play. Jack’s mobility, physical ability, and battle technique will be expanded as the players continues through the game. Naturally, the degree of freedom as a warrior will increase, but in higher-difficulty modes, more challenging enemies are waiting for the player, so I’m sure even hardcore players can enjoy the game up to a fairly challenging level", Matsui said.
You can find the full interview over at NintendoEverything .