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Hitman 3 New Game Mode Coming Out Soon!

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IO Interactive has revealed the upcoming goodies for Hitman 3 as part of its Year 2 update.

As shown in a stream, Hitman 3 is arriving at Steam on January 20 after its year of exclusivity on the Epic Game Store, plus a trilogy bundle coming out on both platforms along with being available to Game Pass for PC members. Ray tracing is being added and Hitman VR—which was formerly exclusive to PlayStation 4—is coming for PC.

A new mode littered with roguelike elements. It sets Agent 47 up in his own customizable safe house, from which a combination of missions will be available to play. “You have to find some criminal enterprises that are destroying the world slowly and you have to choose which one you really hate and go against them,” associate game director Jonas Breum Jensen explained during the stream. “So really a campaign is a set of missions that spans across the World of Assassination.”

Each mission will come with clues as to who the overall leader is until you eventually face them in the final spot. Principal designer Torbjørn Vinther Christensen says even then it won’t be clear just who the boss is, and you’ll need to use all the information gathered from previous levels to decode who it is. “This feels very random when you play over and over again,” Christensen continued. “You can’t really learn the missions. You have to think every time.” Leaders will also have killer companions who are concealed from sight or other NPCs that can spook or alert the leader and enable them to escape.

IO Interactive says the roguelike features come in through things like the way it takes Agent 47’s gear and weapons. Suppliers will be dotted around levels where you can purchase tools and create your arsenal. Dying or dropping the item means it’s gone for good, and you’ll have to seek out a supplier again to replace it.

Hitman 3 Year 2 starts off on January 20, with Freelancer mode set to come out a little later this spring.

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