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Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2021: IO Interactive’s Hitman 3 │ Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, Nintendo Switch

by | Posted on: December 17th, 2020 | No Comments | Technology

Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at IO Interactive’s Hitman 3, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.

Developed and published by IO Interactive, Hitman 3, an upcoming stealth game developed and published by IO Interactive, 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).

Announced on June 11, 2020, at the PlayStation 5 reveal event, Hitman III is set to be released for Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch on 20 January 2021.

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 January 20, 2021, for Windows via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and streaming service Stadia.

Hitman III 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.

Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: IO Interactive
Director: Christian Elverdam, Mattias Engstrom
Designer: Bo Daugaard
Writer: Michael Vogt, Nick Price
Series: Hitman
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, Nintendo Switch
Release: January 20, 2021
Genre: Stealth
Modes: Single-player


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, which was announced alongside the game, with Dartmoor and Chongqing being announced subsequently.

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 backward 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.

Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Hitman 3: