IO Interactive successfully rebooted Hitman in the form of an episodic series back in 2016. Its sandbox levels and creative gameplay give players almost limitless freedom and Hitman 3 looks to up the ante.
During the PlayStation 5 event, IO Interactive announced they’ll be bringing Hitman 3 to PlayStation 4 and 5 (and likely other platforms) this coming January. The game is described as the “conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy” and will include all content from the first two games inside Hitman 3.
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. You’ll have complete freedom to take disguises, create “accidents,” interact with other characters and blend into the crowd to watch your master plan unfold – or gloriously fail. That’s also part of the charm,” reads part of a blog post on PlayStation Blog. New mechanics and features are also teased but details are scarce.
It’s unclear if IO Interactive will make more Hitman games after Hitman 3 or if they’re going to go explore new titles. Perhaps a return to Kane and Lynch? Whatever the case may be, Hitman 3 will release in January 2021.