When is the Hitman 3 PC release date? IO Interactive revealed a first look at Hitman 3 during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal stream. We’ve known since last year that IO Interactive was working on Hitman 3 and that it will round off the World of Assassination trilogy that began with 2016’s Hitman. Now it’s officially been announced, and with two new trailers for us to wrap our garrote around.
It’ll be interesting to see where the final game takes us – so far, we’ve learned we’ll be heading to Dubai and Dartmoor. With replayability in mind, IO Interactive describes the destinations as “sprawling sandbox locations” for players to explore. As with Hitman and Hitman 2, these miniature sandboxes are the real stars of the show, so we’re already dreaming up assassinations in Dubai’s mega skyscrapers, and anticipating lurking in the mist upon the moors, awaiting our target.
Still, there’s plenty to dissect. So, what do we know about Hitman 3 so far? The Hitman 3 release date is not far off and with new details arriving soon, we’ll be sure to keep this page updated with the latest Hitman 3 gameplay, trailers, and more.
Hitman 3 PC release date
Fans of the Hitman games won’t have too long to wait, as The Hitman 3 release date is January 20, 2021 for PC. The exact release date was revealed by IO Interactive on Twitter alongside a bunch of pre-order and next-gen upgrade editions.
We heard you like free next gen upgrades, Deluxe Editions and awesome pre-order bonuses.
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) August 27, 2020
January is usually a fallow period for new game releases, so it’s good to see we’ll have something substantial to play after the holidays.
We’ve also learned Hitman 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, self published by IO Interactive.
Hitman 3 pre-order and deluxe editions
So, how about Hitman 3 pre-order deals?
IO Interactive has shown off what players who pre-order will receive, plus a look at the bonuses coming with the Deluxe Edition of Hitman 3.
Bear in mind that the Trinity Pack also comes with the base game so long as you pre-order it. Deluxe Escalations, some additional suits, commentary and soundtracks make up the rest of the Deluxe Edition.
Hitman 3 trailer
The announcement trailer opens with three armed agent 47 lookalikes carrying flashlights searching a dark forest. A voice over says, “It was always going to end like this, all your hard work, all your sacrifice, only sped up the process.” One of the agents discovers a body as the voice continues, “And now, you find yourself alone.” Agent 47 enters the scene, checking one of the bodies for a pulse as the voice says, “Only death awaits.”
IO Interactive has already shown off the Dubai location in a cinematic gameplay trailer, which you can see below. They’ve also revealed we’ll be heading to the moors for the second mission location – Thornbridge Manor, in Dartmoor, England, where you’ll be taking up the mantle of detective and attempting to solve a murder whilst also taking down your target.
Take a look at the Thornbridge Manor location below, which has more than a little ‘Knives Out’ about it:
Hitman 3 gameplay
We already know Hitman 3 will conclude the trilogy, but what can we expect from the gameplay? In a PlayStation blog post, Tavis Barbour, senior community manager at IO Interactive says, “Hitman 3 will take you around the world to exotic and luxurious locations that are packed with creative opportunities. Your ultimate goal is to explore these meticulously crafted locales and figure out exactly how you want to eliminate your targets.
“As long-time Hitman fans will know, our games and locations are always built with unparalleled player choice and replayability in mind. Hitman 3 is no different. In fact, our next game encourages players to explore and interact with the game world in new ways that will reward them in future playthroughs. We want the game to be tactile and we want players to feel that their actions have an impact on what is going on around them and their future playthroughs.”
So it seems that if you’re a fan of Hitman and Hitman 2’s gameplay, the third instalment will bring plenty more of the same. Neither trailer shows off any new gameplay mechanics, so we’ll have to wait for more information – still, sneaking around playing dress-up and executing bad guys makes for a solid foundation to build upon.
Hitman 3 will also include all the levels unlocked in Hitman and Hitman 2, but this time you’ll also be able to port over unlocked items from prior Hitman games including weapons and gadgets earned from challenges.
That’s all we’ve got for now on the Hitman 3 release date and gameplay details. If you can’t wait for the January 2021 release date, be sure to check out Hitman in our best stealth games for PC.