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Hitman 3 Pre-Orders go Live, Release Date Confirmed for January

It’s been less than a month since IO Interactive announced Hitman 3 and in that time there’s been a steady stream of details released. Offering virtual reality (VR) support via PlayStation VR, the studio has started taking pre-orders as well as announcing the launch date.

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Supporting PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia, PC (via Epic Games Store) and of course PlayStation VR, Hitman 3 will come in two editions, Standard and Deluxe. The Standard Edition which is just the base videogame retails for £54.99 GBP whilst the Deluxe Edition will cost you £74.99. For that extra cash you’ll get Deluxe Escalations, in-game items and suits, digital soundtracks, a digital book and a director commentary.

Pre-ordering either of the editions will net you a bonus, the Trinity Pack. Featuring nine items, these are split into three sets, each containing a suit, briefcase and weapon. Each celebrates a title from the franchise, white for Hitman 1, red for Hitman 2 and black for Hitman 3. For extra flair, a gold Hitman insignia is etched into each piece.

And to reassure those gamers looking to upgrade to the next-generation consoles launching this year, IO Interactive has said: “Yes, we’re doing a next-gen upgrade for consoles and yes, it’s free. Console players can buy (including pre-order) a digital edition of HITMAN 3 on the current generation of platforms and receive a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game for no additional cost.”

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On top of all of this the studio has released a new trailer revealing a new location, Dartmoor in England. Dubbed The Thornbridge Mystery its been setup like a classic detective who-dun-it, an old mansion, a dead body and lots of possible culprits. The difference being Agent 47 seemingly playing the role of sleuth.

Hitman 3 is scheduled to launch on 20th January 2021. It’ll feature five gameplay modes, a full campaign, Elusive Targets, Escalations, Contracts Mode and Sniper Assassin, all of which can be played in VR. One mode not returning is the competitive 1v1 multiplayer Ghost Mode. As previously revealed, if you own any of the previous two titles in the franchise you’ll be able to import their locations to play in VR. The studio has confirmed the videogame won’t support PlayStation Move, however.

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