Hitman 3 is available now on Epic Games through stariz.pk (stylized as HITMAN III) is an upcoming stealth game developed and published by IO Interactive. The game will be the eighth main installment in the Hitman series and the third and final installment of the World of Assassination trilogy, following Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018), in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary. It is set to be released for Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia (under the title Hitman: World of Assassination), and Nintendo Switch on 20 January 2021.
Like its predecessors, Hitman 3 is a stealth game played from a third-person perspective and players once again assume control of assassin Agent 47. In the game, 47 will travel to various locations and carry out contracted assassinations of criminal targets across the globe. The base game features six new locations, including Dubai, Dartmoor, Berlin, and Chongqing. Players who owned Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) will be able to import maps, levels and their progress into Hitman 3.
The game will feature PlayStation VR compatibility on the PlayStation 4 version, with support for PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility. The VR functionality will also retroactively apply to levels imported from the previous two entries. Unlike Hitman 2, there will be no multiplayer modes, with Sniper Assassin being purely single player, and Ghost Mode being removed entirely.
The game was announced on 11 June 2020 at the PlayStation 5 reveal event. Developers have said that the game will be “a lot more mature, serious and darker” than previous installments in the trilogy. IO Interactive will self-publish the game when it releases on 20 January 2021 for Windows via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and streaming service Stadia. It will also be available on Nintendo Switch in the form of a cloud based game. This marks the first time a Hitman game was released for a Nintendo platform in almost 19 years; the last game to be released was a port of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin for the GameCube in 2003.
On 27 August 2020, digital-only pre-orders for the game launched for PlayStation, PC and Xbox players. It was also announced that a Deluxe Edition of the game would be released, which includes Deluxe Escalations, in-game items and suits as well as digital soundtracks for the trilogy. On 8 September 2020, pre-orders for Stadia went live. On 15 October 2020, it was announced that physical copies of an exclusive variant of the Deluxe Edition containing all the digital content and an exclusive physical passport would be released by Limited Run Games. On 30 October 2020, standard retail physical copies for both editions of the game were announced through traditional brick and mortar retail stores.