With just a few weeks left until its January 2021 release, Hitman 3 developer IO Interactive has revealed new gameplay for its assassination sandbox. Like previous games in the series, each level will require Agent 47 to move unseen through various locations, adopting disguises and using distractions until he reaches his target and eliminates them. While you’re able to use tried and tested methods to execute your mark, there’ll also be numerous opportunities to make their untimely demise look like a freak accident.
You can view Agent 47 plying his deadly trade through this trailer link, if you’re 18 or older
On PlayStation 5, Hitman 3 will make use of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers to create a more “authentic sensation,” IO Interactive communications manager Travis Barbour explained in a PS Blog post. This will result in automatic weapons with simulated recoil, as well as unique haptic feedback profiles for every other firearm available in the game.
One specific example of this that Barbour gave was that the sniper rifle’s Focus effect, which kicks in when the R2 button is gently squeezed, will now have a tension point that you’ll need to apply pressure to for it to activate. Pushing past that tension point will allow you to feel the click of the trigger as you fire the weapon.
IO Interactive also confirmed that Hitman 3 will feature full VR support, allowing you to explore every level in the game from a first-person view. If you own the previous two Hitman games, you’ll also be able to play through locations such as Sapienza or Hawke’s Bay in full VR. No PC VR options have been announced yet.
IO Interactive also revealed two editions of Hitman 3 that will be available. Pre-ordering the standard edition will unlock the Trinity Pack of cosmetic suits for Agent 47, while the Deluxe Edition has a wider selection of extra features. You’ll be able to access the Trinity Pack, digital soundtracks for all three Hitman games, director commentary mission introduction, a digital artbook, deluxe Escalation missions, deluxe suits, and more items.
Hitman 3 launches on January 20, 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. Stages seen so far include a Dubai skyscraper, Thornbridge Manor within England’s Dartmoor region, and the neon-lit streets of Chongqing, a Chinese transportation hub.
For more on Agent 47’s next adventure and its next-gen upgrades, you can check out our Hitman 3 preorder guide right here.