IO Interactive have released a new trailer for Hitman 3 showing off the game running on PlayStation VR, a mode that is exclusive to Sony’s VR platform.
Hitman 3 PSVR will switch the traditional third person viewpoint to a first person one, reworking the game to work from this view and making the world more directly interactive than ever before. It’s truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the series so far!
Check it out in the linked trailer (unfortunately you’ll have to visit YouTube in order to watch it as it is age-restricted).
Hitman 3 is the climactic part of the World of Assassination trilogy that IO Interactive kicked off in 2016. The game will be out on 20th January for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The VR mode will be exclusive to PlayStation, though you’ll have to play the game in PS4 backward compatibility on PS5 in order to access it. You’ll be able to play through the entire trilogy in VR, if you choose to do so.
In the run up to the game’s launch, IO have also revealed more about the additions to the familiar gameplay formula, including Shortcuts. Shortcuts need to be discovered and activated before players can use them in subsequent playthroughs of a level. It’s somewhat similar to what we see in FromSoftware’s Souls games and Bloodborne, rewarding players with convenient shortcuts once they’ve progressed far enough into a particular area.
The idea behind Shortcuts is that they will encourage replayability. Each Hitman location is built with replay value in mind though some assassination opportunities can take a while to wind up, usually requiring Agent 47 to interact with various NPCs in order to isolate his targets. Shortcuts will definitely help save some time in completing those mastery challenges and feats. It’s unlikely that IO will go back and retrofit Hitman/Hitman 2 levels with Shortcuts though they’ve yet to confirm.
Hitman 3 will feature six locations at launch with Dubai, Dartmoor, and Chongqing having all been confirmed. Each one comes with its own targets and opportunities that extend well beyond the campaign. Once again you can take on side contracts, challenge yourself in Escalations, and hunt down those time-limited “Elusive Targets”.
Source: press release