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Hitman’s next episode, Marrakesh, will be available on May 31

Hitman episode 3

Episode three of the surprisingly excellent Hitman will be going live in just under a week on May 31. In it, Agent 47 heads off to Marrakesh, Morroco, where social unrest masks your attempts to kill an investment banker and an army general. It also has the usual range of challenges and opportunities to keep you occupied.

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The mission bears the name ‘A Gilded Cage’ and sends you after Claus Strandberg, the money-moving private banker, and Reza Zayden, who prefers the military side of things. There’s a coup just about to erupt in the country on the brink of civil war, giving some context to your actions.

It won’t all be bustling side streets, with parts of the action taking place above the city on its dusty rooftops, or in a nearby Swedish consolate - presumably where the banker has hid as the country collapses around him. It will also serve as a future location for the popular elusive targets, which premiered last week with the next hitting on Friday.

Three more episodes are to come, set in Thailand and the United States, with the finalé east-bound for Japan. Episodes are $9.99 / £6.99 each, or you can grab the lot for $59.99 / £49.99 on Steam. Matt’s had a sneak-peek at Episode 3 himself, and will bring you his impressions tomorrow.

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1 Year ago

Picked the wrong date. Play numbers will definitely be lower than expected, for releasing the same time as Witcher 3's final DLC. Lets be honest the ideal time to release is around 27-29th. Odds are all the people who pay per episode (rather than the full bundle) who also play Witcher 3 will not buy the episode for a couple weeks yet. I wonder how much that'll effect sales, and potentially future episodes in development.