We’re just a couple of weeks out from the launch of Hitman 3, IO Interactive’s final instalment in their World of Assassination reboot trilogy.
Coincidentally Hitman 3 is the main focus of this month’s Game Informer so expect a flurry of new details to emerge in the coming days as things slowly get back to normal after the winter break.
As part of their coverage, Game Informer have uploaded some exclusive gameplay footage, showing off the first five minutes of Hitman 3’s Dubai level.
This appears to be the first playable location – IO Interactive have confirmed that Agent 47 will also be visiting Dartmoor (England) and Chongqing (China). As in previous games, each location will be stuffed with mission stories, challenges, and rewards, Dubai wowing us straight away with its scenic views and stunning architecture.
In the five minutes of footage we see Agent 47 scaling the outside of a skyscraper poking above the clouds. It isn’t long before we’re shown one of Hitman 3’s new mechanics – Agent 47 now has a camera which can be use to take photos and mark points of interest. Here we see the elite killer scan a lock which his accomplice, Lucas Grey, is able to remotely unlock.
The pair are on the hunt for two targets: Carl Ingram and Marcus Stuyvesant. As in past games, Hitman 3 will have you hunting down high value targets marked for death as well as those linked to the trilogy’s underlying storyline.
Sadly, we don’t get to see much else of the Dubai level aside from some lavish hallways and a gran main hall teeming with NPCs. However, if Hitman 3 is anything like IO’s previous games then it will be yet another maze jam packed with hidden items and clever ways to kill.
Hitman 3 will be launching on January 20th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Google Stadia. On PlayStation platforms it will be full playable in virtual reality using PSVR.
In case you missed it, IO Interactive recently announced that they are working on a 007 James Bond video game. A perfect fit, if you ask us.
Source: Game Informer