IO Interactive has announced a January 20, 2021 release date for stealth action sequel Hitman 3 and revealed a bonus level with pre-orders.
In a blog post, IOI stated all pre-orders for the standard and special editions started today on physical and digital releases. Apart from the standard edition, players can also get their hands on the Deluxe Edition which comes with a bonus pack of cosmetics, developer commentary and in-game activities. A digital book called The World of Hitman is also included as a compendium to the reboot trilogy which started since 2016. There’s also a digital soundtrack for all three games, featuring the scores and themes in each globe-trotting level.
But anyone pre-ordering the game will get a sweet set of cosmetics which call back to the original classic games. The three sets each come with a suit, hardballer pistol and briefcase in white, red or black. These separate items can also be mixed and used in any way players choose before a mission. As an added premium bonus, the gold agency logo is also tacked onto the briefcase and as a tie-clip for no suspicions by NPCs (at all).
IOI also stated Hitman 3‘s release over next-gen platforms comes with a perk: free next-gen upgrades for current-gen buyers.
“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,” IOI wrote.
That also means digital PS4 or Xbox One owners have an option to grab the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X version over its respective store for free once they own a next-generation system. The Xbox versions are also connected directly with its Smart Delivery system for a smooth transition.
Hitman 3 also came with a new location update. Called Dartmoor, Agent 47 visits a wealthy family at their mansion in a classic murder mystery game. Each eccentric family member is also a suspect behind the murder of an aged tycoon, while 47 has to investigate each one while discovering the mansion’s wacky secrets.
Hitman 3 comes to PC (as an Epic Games Store timed exclusive), PS4, PSVR, Xbox One, Google Stadia and the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X earlier in the new year on January 20, 2021.