The Ambrose Island level promised as part of Hitman 3’s Year 2 plans has now been released as part of a free download included with the July Patch for the game.
The narrative behind the new Ambrose Island level is set between the events of Hitman 2 and Hitman 3, filling in some of the blanks between the two games. Found in the Andamann Sea, Ambrose Island features a harbour, densely packed vegetation, hidden coves, twisting paths and rickety bridges. As has become standard for Hitman, you’ll have two targets: Noel Crest, a former operative of Lucas Grey’s militia who’s gone rogue, and Sinhi “Akka” Venthan, with whom he’s trying to establish a pirate syndicate.
In addition to the story mission, Ambrose Island drops into all the other game modes found within Hitman 3, introducing new challenges, unlockable items and Contracts Mode. It also has support for RayTracing on PC and VR on both PC and PlayStation.
Hitman 3 is available across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well as streaming on Stadia and Switch. As a free update, Ambrose Island is also available for free to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
Ambrose Island is one highlight of IO Interactive’s Year Two plans for Hitman 3, with the other being Freelancer Mode – now due later in 2022 after being delayed for polish. Freelancer Mode will be a fresh new way to remix and take on all the content found throughout the World of Assassination trilogy.
Hitman 3 was one of the first major game releases of 2021. It wraps the stylish and inventive trilogy in excellent fashion, having scored an 8 out of 10 in our review:
Charting the series’ progress since that 2016 Paris debut has been a fascinating journey. IO have learned a lot over the past five years and that really shows in Hitman 3. It’s a flashier, more fluid evolution of IO’s original template – a rewarding conclusion to one of the most unique video game franchises around, and one we’ll continue playing for many weeks and months to come.