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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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Hitman 3 will make changes to Arcade Contracts, provide enhanced support for Contracts Mode, more in March

Plenty of changes and additions for March. IO Interactive has outlined what Hitman 3 players can expect for the month of March. Players can expect a reworked Elusive Target Arcade, new Arcade contracts, the return of an Elusive Target, and enhanced support for Contracts Mode. Kicking off today is a new batch of three Arcade Contracts, one for each game in the Trilogy: Nebulae, Genera and Vitae. Complete any one of them and you’ll unlock the Sieger AR552 Tactical. Today also marks some changes which impact already released Arcade Contracts, including those arriving today. Changes include a reintroduction to the…

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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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Hitman 3 is getting ray tracing and PC VR in 2022

Hitman 3 is the conclusion to IO Interactive’s sandbox homicidin’ trilogy, but the game itself still has plenty of life in it yet. In a new “Year 2” trailer, IO producer Hakan Abrak has teased some fresh additions coming in 2022, from new modes to PC-specific upgrades like ray tracing and VR support. Read more

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Hitman 3’s Dartmoor Garden Show sets up some prize-winning murders

If Hitman 3’s latest escalation mission looks familiar, it’s because the last time you were here, 47 was working hard to solve a murder mystery in Dartmoor Mansion. Returning to the scene of the crime finds the mansion in full bloom, and now playing host to a garden party. With four full gardens installed in the grounds, the murky murder mystery setting makes way for bright skies, gorgeous plants, and milling judges in the Dartmoor Garden Show. Read more

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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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The Season of Sloth kicks off in Hitman 3 tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 18:56 GMT The Season of Sloth in Hitman 3 starts on June 15 with Act 3 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hitman 3 players will be able to participate in the Sloth Depletion Escalation and go deep into the mind of Agent 47. Watch on YouTubeThere will be a new take on the Dartmoor location, and new sin-themed items and suits.The current season, Pride, ends today and includes a new Escalation in Chongqing called The Pride Profusion.Act 1, Greed, ran from March 20 to May 10.The Seven Deadly Sins features new gameplay opportunities, distinct…

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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…