Everything you need to know about Hitman 3
Agent 47, video game’s most prominent assassin, is set to return in the final chapter of the franchise’s reboot. Hitman 3 will launch early next year and IO interactive has pulled out all the stops to ensure the grand finale of the Hitman series goes smoothly. Hide your soda cans and rubber ducks because we’re about to go over everything you need to know about Hitman 3 before its 2021 release.
Third time’s the charm for Hitman, Agent 47
IO interactive released the trailer for the upcoming game in mid-2020. It was welcome news for fans who were experiencing the full brunt of the pandemic at the time. The short teaser video may have been sparse but hype and excitement is in abundance for die-hard fans of the series.
Despite the lack of substantial details in the reveal, players of the previous installments already have an inkling of where the game could possibly go. Hitman 2 ended with a massive secret society infiltration mission that was capped off with a huge reveal. Players immediately knew that the story put in motion from the first Hitman reboot would require a proper end. Let’s just ignore the many games that ended of cliffhangers but failed to produce sequels. Agent 47 is making his way back to our screens in a surprising number of ways.
Assassination no matter the platform
The Hitman series has never been beholden to any platform in its past iterations. That holds truer for the third iteration of the series as its set to release on a myriad of platforms. Hitman 3 will launch officially on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and the Nintendo Switch. Fortunately for Hitman fans, they’ll get to play as the barcoded assassin no matter what device sits neatly near their TV or under their desk. Steam users can get their hands on the game but they’ll have to wait one year for another Epic Games Store paid-exclusivity to expire.
Regardless of Epic Games Store paywalling Hitman 3 it will still be exciting for returning players of the franchise. Players will be able to carry over progression from Hitman 2 into its sequel. You’ll be able to import your Steam save data from Hitman 2 to Hitman 3 on EGS if you can’t wait the one-year exclusivity period.
One neat returning feature is the ability to replay old locations and missions from the first games. Hitman 2 featured all of the missions from Hitman with its updated mechanics. Fans can expect a similar setup with Hitman 3. Here’s hoping we get to through more homing suitcases at enemies in the new game.
The Hitman reboot trilogy has always done a great job of spacing out its missions in self-contained gorgeous maps. IO Interactive revealed three upcoming maps that will be available once the game drops. Hitmen around the world will be able to search for their targets in Dubai, Dartmoor, and Chongqing. Given the map record of the two previous games in the series, it’s safe to assume that more maps will be revealed soon. It’ll be exciting to explore all new and old locations in Hitman 3’s updated mechanics. One weakness of the series has always been the lack of authentic languages in foreign country missions. There’s yet no news on better audio has been recorded for the third game but we can only hope.
IO Interactive showed off their new map technology in the reveal video for Chongqing. The first two games in the series were already polished but Hitman 3 is taking things a step further. The graphics featured in this and all other reveals boast breathtaking graphics care of the brand new engine. Hopefully this will translate into locations from the first two games receiving a massive makeover but it’s totally fine if that’s not the case.
The end to a gripping story
The Hitman reboot featured a retelling of the story from the initial games in the franchise. Fortunately, fans did not have to wait too long for the story line to properly wrap up. IO Interactive promises that Hitman 3 will serve as the proper sendoff to Agent 47. Undoubtedly, fans of the new trilogy are itching to cap off the loose ends in the story left behind by Hitman 2.
Agent 47 will continue to hunt down his targets with deadly precision and skillful preparation. IO Interactive has setup Hitman 3 to be its swansong to cap off a terrific three-part reboot of this massive franchise. There’s no telling how the story will end but it’s safe to assume that we can all expect a thrilling and satisfying end to such an amazing set of games in the industry’s history.