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Hitman 3 is coming in January

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Agent 47 made his big return today at Sony's PlayStation 5 event with the official unveiling of Hitman 3, the "most intimate and professional contract in his entire career."

"As long-time Hitman fans will know, our games and locations are always built with unparalleled player choice and replayability in mind. Hitman 3 is no different," IO Interactive senior community manager Travis Barbour said on the PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab). "In fact, our next game encourages players to explore and interact with the game world in new ways that will reward them in future playthroughs. We want the game to be tactile and we want players to feel that their actions have an impact on what is going on around them and their future playthroughs."

Barbour also said that locations and progression from Hitman 2 will carry over into the third game, and in fact the entire Hitman trilogy will be playable in Hitman 3. He didn't reveal details, saying only, "We’re very proud to have the entire trilogy all playable from within Hitman 3 and to make it the ultimate place to play any game from the trilogy," but my guess is that it will offer something similar to the Legacy Pack DLC that brought updated Hitman missions to Hitman 2.

Interestingly, after the PS5 event was over, developer IO Interactive released a different trailer, embedded below, that sets up what looks to be real trouble for 47. "All your hard work, all your sacrifice, only sped up the process. And now you find yourself alone. Only death awaits."

You can find out more about Agent 47's new adventure at hitman.com (opens in new tab). Hitman 3 will conclude the Hitman trilogy in January 2021.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.