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As Hitman takes a hiatus, IO Interactive shares details of its James Bond game

Still no release date, though. We might not be getting a new Hitman for a while, but IO Interactive does have a James Bond game on the way, and has shared a few more details. IO Interactive’s Bond game was first announced almost three years ago, and we haven’t really heard much about it since then. The studio also recently shared that Hitman is on a bit of a hiatus, at least in terms of a new game. But in an interview with Eurogamer though, chief creative officer and co-owner of IO Interactive Christian Elverdam and fellow co-owner Hakan Abrak…

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Hitman 3 to become World Of Assassination, will include entire trilogy of missions

Hitman 3 will be renamed Hitman World Of Assassination, and Hitman 1 and 2 will be delisted from sale. These changes are Io Interactive’s solution to the currently messy process of buying Hitman games or working out what you already own. From January 26th, when these changes take effect, there will be just two Hitman packages for sale. This might mean that you’re getting some existing content for free, and it will mean that future DLC purchases should cost less. Read more

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Hitman 3 Winter Roadmap outlines what to expect through January

Freelancer is finally on the roadmap. IO Interactive has provided a roadmap for Hitman 3 through January 26. Yesterday, the Holiday Hoarders event kicked off, sprucing up Paris for the festive period and providing you with two unlocks. The first unlock is Lil’ Flashy, a small robot toy that can help with certain assassinations. The second is an explosive “gift” that doesn’t look suspicious in the slightest, so feel free to set it someplace useful. Hitman 3 Winter Roadmap brings festive content for December and January Playing Holiday Hoarders will also allow you to unlock the Santa Suit for Agent…

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Hitman 3’s Freelancer mode has seen another delay

IO Interactive has announced it has once again delayed the release of Freelance mode for Hitman 3. Originally slated for spring before being moved to the second half of this year, IO states that while the mode is “almost ready,” there are a few more things to be certain of before Freelancer launches. Hitman 3 – Ambrose Island (Opening Cinematic) To that end, the studio plans to host a Freelancer closed technical test for the rogue-like mode. In early November, the IO will selectively invite Hitman 3 players on Steam to put the mode through its paces. While participating in…

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We almost got a Hitman movie directed by James Gunn

The Hitman games are often good and usually fun, it’s fair to say, particularly the recent World Of Assassination trilogy. Ian Hitman’s turn in the two films released about his adventures has been rougher to recommend, though. That’s why it’s simultaneously disappointing and awesome to learn that Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Suicide Squad and – shudder – Slither director James Gunn narrowly missed his target when he pitched a Hitman movie. Read more

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Game Pass got me to download Sniper Elite 5, but its strong MGS and Hitman vibes are what have me hooked

Sniper Elite 5 may have the appearance of yet another one of those, but it hides an ambitious and fun stealth game underneath. I’ve been guilty of skipping over the Sniper Elite series, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve played them all, though rarely at launch, and I’ve enjoyed them all to varying degrees. But I wasn’t particularly looking forward to Sniper Elite 5. The trailers and gameplay we got to see ahead of launch showed incremental upgrades and general refinements over its predecessors, but nothing that immediately stood out as something I needed to try. Sniper Elite 5,…

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Hitman 3 players on Steam to receive free upgrades

Hitman 3 players weren’t too pleased about the initial Steam release. IO Interactive is offering Hitman 3 players an olive branch after the release on Steam “didn’t go as planned.” It seems new Hitman 3 owners and potential customers were a bit miffed at how the game was launched on the service. The issue players had with the game was the various purchase options available for the Hitman games. One of the biggest issues potential customers had was the fact Hitman 3 was priced at $60 for a game without anything but the base content. To appease buyers and potential…

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Hitman 3 hits Steam and Game Pass today, also adds new mode and PC VR

It’s a big day for splendid sandbox stealth stabber Hitman 3, now entering its second year of content and support. The developers, Io Interactive are going hard out the gate by adding the new Elusive Target Arcade mode and bringing VR support to PC. It’s also ending Epic exclusivity today, hitting not only Steam but Game Pass too, with the full trilogy coming to Microsoft’s subscription service. Busy busy. Read more

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Hitman 3 Year 2 content includes a roguelike mode, new map, customizable safehouse, and more

The Hitman Trilogy is also coming to Game Pass soon. Hitman 3 is entering year two, and today, IO Interactive provided information on what to expect out of it. One of the more interesting bits to expect out of Year 2 is a new mode with roguelike elements called Freelancer which introduces strategic planning and a customizable safehouse. Coming this spring, the mode features Agent 47’s Safehouse. This playable space is customizable as it allows you to choose exactly what type of Hitman you are. As you progress through Freelancer, more areas of the Safehouse can be unlocked and new…

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The Best Christmas Video Games to play over the holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which can only mean one thing: over in the land of movies, people spend ages engaging themselves in the completely shite patter about if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. (It’s not, but it’s a great movie, set at Christmas – so feel free to watch at Christmas. Okay?) But what’s the video game equivalent? We started thinking about this and couldn’t stop, because we love thinking about utterly stupid, pointless things. So, as we head into the holiday season, here’s our picks for some of the best Christmas video…

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Hitman 3 owners can play Sapienza free for the next 10 days

By Stephany Nunneley 26 June 2021 17:41 GMT Now through next week and into the weekend, all Hitman 3 players can play the fan-favorite map Sapienza for free. This means you have until July 4 to indulge in the map while playing Hitman 3 or the Hitman 3 Starter Pack. Watch on YouTubeSapienza was released for Hitman in 2016, and is compatible with the current game, just like all the other maps, and it contains the World of Tomorrow mission. In it, you are trying to destroy a DNA-specific virus and also assassinate Ether Biotech Corporation scientists Silvio Caruso and…

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You can play one of Hitman’s best levels, Sapienza, free until July 4th

Assassination sandbox Hitman 3 has gone and made another of its levels available free for a limited time. As it did with the Dubai level back in March, the free Starter Pack version of Hitman 3 is currently giving players access to one of the best levels from the first game in the trilogy. You can murder your way through multiple Sapienza missions from today through July 4th if you own the starter pack or the full Hitman 3 game. Read more

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Hitman 3 April roadmap reveals new Escalation and two Elusive Targets

The Season of Greed has arrived with free content for Hitman 3 owners every week, and coming soon, are two new Elusive Targets. Hitman 3 will be following a seasonal approach throughout 2021 to support the Seven Deadly Sins DLC. You can have a look at what to expect with the upcoming season in the video below. Watch on YouTubeThe Seven Deadly Sins DLC, Act 1: Greed is currently live, and has players venturing to Dubai to indulge in a three-stage Escalation: The Greed Enumeration.There is also the Seasonal Event going on right now. Called the Berlin Egg Hunt, the…

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Hitman Sniper Assassins is a new mobile game in the works at Square Enix Montreal

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:56 GMT  Square Enix Montreal is working on a new Hitman Sniper mobile game.Project Hitman Sniper Assassins is currently the working title of a new Hitman mobile game in the works from the studio that brought you Lara Croft GO, Hitman GO, Hitman Sniper, and Deus Ex GO.The new mobile game will feature a wholly original Hitman story, with new playable assassins and brand-new gameplay features.A short teaser trailer for the project was unveiled during Square Enix’s digital showcase and you can view it above.“Praised as one of the best mobile games available upon its release, Hitman…

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Hitman 3 PC players can now import locations from Hitman and Hitman 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:22 GMT IO Interactive has announced PC players on PC can now port their Hitman and Hitman 2 levels into Hitman 3.Hitman 3 payers on PC will need to go through a three-step process to import their Hitman and Hitman 2 locations.First, you will need to read the instructions, review your accounts, and claim your content to import locations.Be sure to double-check all your choices before claiming content as it cannot be undone or reversed. The content you claim will be an ‘Access Pass DLC’. For example, if you own Hitman 2, you…