Three years after the release of Hitman 2, Hitman 3 is upon us. IO Interactive has stated Hitman 3 will be the final of the World Of Assassination trilogy and unlike the other games the story will take center stage in this one. There’s a lot about these new Hitman games and here’s a little bit on the last two games.
Hitman 1 wasn’t big on the story. The game focuses more on the sandbox open world than on the story. The story was about a shadow client hiring the ICA (and Agent 47 of course) to do a series of connected hits. There’s also this powerful group called The Providence that controls the world and the things going on in the shadows. Then the shadow client is revealed as Subject 6 aka Lucas Grey (a friend of 47’s). Hitman 2 ramps up the narrative. 47 is reminded of the blood oath he and Lucas took to tear it all down (The Providence and it all). Lucas also convinces 47 to take an antidote that brings back his repressed memories.
Hitman 3 will see 47, Diana and Lucas take on The Providence and as their hunt intensifies, they will have to tread carefully. Hitman 3 focused more on the story and will hit the right note for fans of the previous games. It brings everything to a satisfactory close making it the best game in the world of assassination series.
Hitman three will bring changes with it. There will be new gear, suits and other equipment. The trailer has shown us a camera that 47 can use to unlock doors and windows but aside from that, the rest is left to be discovered. The game is set in six different locations (just like you’re globetrotting). Players will experience IO Interactive’s take on Dubai (UAE), Dartmoor (England), Berlin (Germany), Chongqing (China), Mendoza (Argentina) and the Carpathian Mountains (Romania).
IO Interactive has given us details on Hitman 3 like the engine it would run on. Hitman 3 runs on IO’s own Glacier Engine and the “Under The Good” trailer of the game really showed us what this engine is capable of. With the neon lights of the Chongqing province, the rain falling and dripping down 47’s face, the reflections in the puddles of water and on
shiny surfaces, the movement in the game, the trailer really revealed the prowess of the Glacier Engine and we hope what we’ve seen is for real.
IO has also said that you can import your progress from the previous Hitman games (1 and 2) into Hitman 3. This way you still have what you’ve gathered from the previous games (gadgets and gears) and you can access them in the next game. IO said the game will support 4K, 60 FPS+HDR on high-end PCs and next generation consoles so the game is going to look beautiful on monitors and OLED TVs.
Gameplay in the game brings a few new changes while sticking with the replayable sandbox levels we’ve seen with its predecessors. It’s amazing how IO Interactive infused the shortcuts (just like in a souls
game) into the game in a well balanced way making sure it’s just the right amount. The shortcuts help you get through the game quicker by cutting through long parts (as the name implies). You may have to play through the area to gain access to these shortcuts. There the addition of a camera that helps with hacking and of course with 47 being able to interact with computers, some more hacking will be involved. Aside from that and a few surprises, the gameplay still stays the same.
The game still highly encourages re-playability and it makes it easier with the additions of shortcuts. It gives you the option of trying something new, be it stealth, perfection or something else as you discover new ways to accomplish your goal. Each level is well crafted and there’s so much to discover ranging from gear to weapons. Hitman 3 supports Virtual Reality so you can play it on PSVR This gives you added perks (as seen in its trailers), aids gameplay and makes the game feel more realistic. VR also extends to the previous games when they are imported on the new one.
Hitman 3 on PC
A lot has already been said about this game on PC but there are some things that need to be highlighted. Hitman 3 was released on the 20th of January but PC gamers will have to wait a while to get the Ray-tracing effects. It’s important to note that the game takes advantage of some high-end PC specifications so playing this will be a sight to behold on a PC with amazing stats.
Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit)
Minimum – Intel CPU Core i5 – 2500k 3.3GHz | AMD CPU Phenom 11X4 940
Recommended – Intel CPU Core i7 4790 4GHz
Ram (Memory) : 8GB (Minimum) / 16GB (Recommended)
Storage : 80GB required
Windows Direct X : 12 required
Graphics Card :
Minimum – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | Radeon HD 7870
Recommended – Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1070 | AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
Hitman 3 on Steam
Hitman 3 is a timed Epic Games Store exclusive so it won’t be available on Steam. The game can only be gotten on Epic Games Store for PC. However, IO Interactive has said that the game still allows you to import your progress from the other games even though you downloaded Hitman 1 and 2 on Steam. So this shouldn’t be an issue for users of Steam.
Hitman 3: Prices and Deluxe Edition
Hitman 3 was released on the 20th of January as mentioned earlier on PS5, PS4, Xbox one, Xbox series X and S, PC and Nintendo switch via Cloud Streaming. It’s $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the deluxe edition. The deluxe edition comes with a digital art book, soundtracks, director’s commentary, premium outfits and premium items. If you want to get the full experience of the game, the deluxe edition is the best way to do so. The standard edition isn’t bad or anything but the deluxe edition adds the needed extra for a perfect experience.
Hitman 3 give life to the world of assassination series and caps off what has been an innovative new take on a familiar game. The story though it could have been better, gives a satisfactory close to the game and the fact that it takes center stage really makes the game gel. This one isn’t to be missed by fans and newcomers alike.