Hitman 3 Will Cap Off the Reboot Trilogy in January 2021 [Update]

Hitman 3 Will Cap Off the Reboot Trilogy in January 2021 [Update]

Agent 47's next assassination mission is coming, and it'll be on next-gen.

Update [5:45 p.m. ET]: A gameplay trailer description from developers IO Interactive confirms that Hitman 3 is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. IO also included a note about how the trailer's gameplay was captured, promising there's more to see from Hitman 3 on the way.

"This trailer was captured in-engine and using some cinematic camera angles. We look forward to sharing a true, hands-on gameplay trailer soon."

Our original article continues below.

If you've worked your way through 2018's Hitman 2, then you know the story running through the rebooted games is far from over. That'll change in January 2021 with the release of Hitman 3, which was just announced and is confirmed for the PS5.

This installment will serve as the conclusion to this reboot trilogy, which means there's no fussing about. In the trailer shown as part of Sony's PS5 games reveal, we get a look at who just might turn out to be the ultimate target of 47's new mission: It's Diana Burnwood, the ever-present voice in 47's ear throughout the series. Will players really have to turn on Diana, or is that ominous shot of her an attempt to fake everyone out?

We get glimpses of what could be some pretty great assassination settings for the sequel: a rocket launch, a big spooky mansion, and luxury towers in Dubai. Here's hoping we can Furious 7 a car through a building as 47.

The previous two Hitman games have been multiplatform releases for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. We'll need to wait and see what selection of platforms this one is planned for.

Given the January 2021 launch, maybe it'll be a cross-gen release? For Hitman fanatics, though, the pull of seeing 47's antics on next-gen might be too hard to resist.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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