IO Interactive Unveils Hitman 3 During PS5 Reveal Showcase

Among the many surprises that happened today during the PS5 Reveal Showcase, we were shocked to see Hitman 3 revealed by IO Interactive. The first being that we would get a sequel to Hitman 2 so soon, the second being that IO will both be developing and publishing their title on their own without WB Games. At least, that's what it looks like according to their own PR and the trailer as there's no mention of the company anywhere. You can read all the details for the game below along with the two trailers released today, as the game will release in January 2021.

It looks like we might be on our own this time, Agent 47. Courtesy of IO Interactive.
It looks like we might be on our own this time, Agent 47. Courtesy of IO Interactive.

Hitman 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Hitman 3 will be available in January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. Death Awaits.

Top Of The World

Let's talk locations. Every mission location in Hitman 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. We've made sure that players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. All of this is made possible by our award-winning Glacier technology, which powers Hitman 3's immersive game world to offer unparalleled player choice and replayability. When Hitman 3 is released in January 2021, the entire campaign will be available to play, from the breathtaking start to the dramatic ending. Today, we're unveiling the first of six locations that will be featured in the game. We start with Agent 47 literally on top of the world. Welcome to Dubai. Our Dubai: Cinematic Gameplay Trailer gives you a first look at our new game in motion. Everything was captured in-engine using some creative camera angles. We look forward to sharing a true, hands-on gameplay trailer in the coming weeks.

A Platform Of Assassination

The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with Hitman 3 and we are establishing our new game as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of our previous Hitman games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two Hitman games into Hitman 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within Hitman 3, also means that the progression systems in Hitman 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. Now that we're talking about items and progression, we're pleased to say that Hitman 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into Hitman 3. This is something that players have been asking for and we're delighted to confirm. Hitman 3 will act as a platform for the entire trilogy, and we are excited to finally realise a vision that we had five years ago; to create a game world that would continually grow and expand over time. In the coming months, we'll share precise details about how location and progression carryover will work.

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