IO Interactive have revealed a new location for Hitman 3, along with the game being exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year.
The new location is set in the Thornbridge Manor in Dartmoor, England. While full of meadows, hilltops, rivers, and wetlands, the area is home to a luxurious mansion. However, players may have to play detective to solve a recent murder.
The Clue-inspired Mission Story will task players with uncovering “whodunit,” and deal with them as a hitman is expected to. It is not just the manor itself that is full of secrets however, and careful observation and the use of secret passages are sure to help them track down the culprit.
Pre-orders are revealed to be available later in August, but also that the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC for 12 months.
“As an independent studio,” the blog post reads, “our partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create HITMAN 3 exactly as we imagined and self-publish the game to our players directly. It’s also important to us that we honour the time our existing PC players have spent in our previous games.”
As such, users will be able to carry over their progression and unlocks from Hitman 2 on Steam to the Epic Game Store’s version of Hitman 3. Players will also be able to import locations from Hitman and Hitman 2 into Hitman 3. “We want to make it a seamless process for our PC players to enjoy HITMAN 3 on a different PC platform and continue to enjoy the benefits of our World of Assassination.”
You can find the location reveal trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via the official website) below.
HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy
Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional in HITMAN 3 for the most important contracts of his entire career. Embark on an intimate journey of darkness and hope in the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Death awaits.
Play Your Way
Experience a globetrotting adventure and visit exotic locations that are meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. IOI’s award-winning Glacier technology powers HITMAN 3’s tactile and immersive game world to offer unparalleled player choice and replayability.
A World of Assassination
HITMAN 3 is the best place to play every game in the World of Assassination trilogy. All locations from HITMAN 1 and HITMAN 2 can be imported and played within HITMAN 3 at no additional cost for existing owners – plus progression from HITMAN 2 is directly carried over into HITMAN 3 at launch.
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Hitman 3 launches January 2021 for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia.