Hitman 3’s latest trailer shows off the series’ opportunistic gameplay

IO Interctive have released a new gameplay trailer for Hitman 3, showcasing the many opportunities you’ll have as Agent 47 to get to your target.

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Featuring footage from the new Dubai, Dartmoor and Chongqing locations, the voice over goes over the gameplay that the World of Assassination trilogy has excelled at, emphasising the need to take a patient, opportunistic approach to each level.

There will be new weapons and tools, such as a new camera that can open locks, while IOI are bringing back the Playstyles rating system that evaluates your, well, playstyle and approach.

On PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will support 4K visuals at 60fps with HDR, and get into levels quicker than ever thanks to SSD-powered load times. The Glacier game engine has been enhanced further to refine interaction animations and AI, while crowds now support up to 300 NPCs in a single location.

As with Hitman 2, Hitman 3 will gobble up the rest of the trilogy that has gone before. If you own Hitman and/or Hitman 2, you can import those levels for free into Hitman 3 and play through those levels and story with the enhanced graphics and gameplay.

Hitman 3 also supports PlayStation VR in a PlayStation exclusive, letting you play through the whole trilogy from a completely new perspective for the series.

Looking back at Hitman 2, I wrote in our review:

Building on the foundations of the 2016 game, Hitman 2 is full of the best Hitman stealth action yet. Yes, it’s evolutionary in some ways, and you have to accept the series’ idiosyncratic take on the genre, but there’s space for it to keep growing with the return of Escalation missions and continuing Elusive Contracts. Whether you’re a blackmailing pink flamingo, throwing briefcases at people, or getting robots to do your dirty work, the satisfaction of an expertly planned and executed hit is like nothing else.

You can read the full Hitman 2 review here.

Hitman 3 will be available on 20th January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC. It will be coming to Switch via game streaming at a later date.

Source: press release

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