After the announcement of Hitman 3 by IO Interactive, it seems “World of Assassination” has come to the end. Hitman 3 has left only a few months to hits the game street around the world. Let’s see what we have got so far.
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Thanks to Sony that has revealed another series of Hitman franchise along with the PlayStation 5’s Game-play event known as “The Future Of Gaming”. As the two titles were not enough to keep the show running around the gamers, IO Interactive forces Agent 47 to come into play with the action he has shown earlier. Like Hitman 1, and Hitman 2, Hitman 3 is also a stealth genre-based next-gen game and has come to the conclusion of the Hitman era.
The announcement puts a smile and happiness on the gamers who were waiting for the Hitman for 2 years. If you have not played earlier parts, then I will suggest to play them first to understand the game story better. If you want a fresh start, no problem, watch at least the gameplay of Hitman 2.
When Hitman 3 is Coming?
As Hitman 3 is the conclusion of the franchise, it will have a much deep story, environments, actions, and behaviors. To develop all these, the game developer industry will require a good amount of time. It seems that IO Interactive doesn’t want to disappoint the fans and wants to wish a new year in a different style, that’s why they have decided to release the game in January 2021. The exact release date is un-disclosed by the publisher, but the best date can be between the first and second weeks.
IO Interactive has kept everyone’s choice on priority and promises to please everyone by making it available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. For further details, we should watch the trailers first.
Hitman 3 Announcement Trailer
The first announcement trailer was released at “The Future Of Gaming” event. Again Agent 47 enters the battle as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career.
The trailer starts with some past glimpse of an earlier story and went through the present world where Agent 47 was hitting the target. The most interesting turning point in the game is the location. The trailer shows Dubai’s tallest skyscraper where Diana Burnwood sees someone there.
Watch the Announcement Trailer
Dubai Cinematic Gameplay Trailer
Hitman 3 gameplay gives a close look at how the game will look like after the launch. It starts with the Dubai location (out of 6 but only is revealed for now) and seems the first mission will start from here only. As the studio says, “Everything is captured in-engine using some creative camera angles”.
The gameplay doesn’t give game details except that Agent 47 is in action and going to murder someone again. We can wait for further gameplay details and updates.
Watch Gameplay Trailer
Hitman 3: The End of Journey
On July 1st, IO Interactive releases another trailer cum Developer Insight which describes much more about the game and the main character. The latest installment is the End Game of Hitman Trilogy as said by IO Interactive team. Executive Produce Forest Swartout Large also hinted that it is the closer of the storyline and we are giving a love letter to our core fans.
It will take players across the globe mainly consists of 6 locations and all locations will be available after the launch. However, only the Dubai location is revealed. Surrounded by the hell enemies, Agent 47 puts his all effort and gives a dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy.
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Developer Insights also reveals some core elements of the game like environments and inviting the players to explore, to be creative, and has the option to do things that were not done in earlier chapters. One element is progress carry over. The meaning is a player can import game progress from Hitman 2 along with weapons, tools, and skills he has mastered. Further details of how to use progression in the game will be shared by the next game updates.
So far we have seen the only glimpse of the game and playable characters. We can wait for gameplay videos and it is only a matter of a few months.
Watch The End of Journey
Hitman 3: Expected Story
Trailers and Gameplay don’t reveal much about the story or mode of the story by which gamers can expect. However, if you look closely at trailers and gameplay, many things come to mind. If you have experienced any Hitman part, then you will feel it more different than those that’s why the IO Interactive team calls it “End Game”. It is by sure that Hitman 3 will end the saga that began with Hitman (2016) and followed by Hitman 2.
Senior Developer Tavis Barbour in a blog post has said that Hitman 3 will take players around the world and will happen at 6 different sandbox locations full of exotic and luxury. The story will be based on completely a darker theme, more than the gamer’s expectation.
Like in the previous chapters, Agent 47 again aims to take down the partners of Providence with the new plots and environments. Some characters will also come from Hitman 2 to help the 47. Some information published from IO Interactive teams suggests that Diana Burnwood and his long lost friend Lucas Gray will surely help 47 again to finish the assigned job.
IO Interactive also revealed the main cast for Hitman 3 during the monthly episode. Also during all the game trailers and gameplay, we have noticed some of the playable characters. Here is the list.
Agent 47 – By David Bateson
The Constant – By Phillip Rosch
Diana Burnwood – By Jane Perry
Lucas Grey – By John Hopkins
Isaura Barbe-Brown By Olivia Hall
Hitman 3: System Requirements
How will you play if your system doesn’t meet the minimum requirements? Based on the current gaming industry and system requirements. Here is the suggestion.
Minimum System Requirements
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Recommended System Requirements
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 4 GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD GPU Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Many of you may not meet the above requirements. If you are a fan of Hitman 3, I know some of you will make it compatible.