Hitman 3, the first big gaming release of 2021 is about to arrive.
If you are yet to move for a Series X, here's all the info for the title on Xbox One.
Latest News - Pre-Load
Players on PlayStation or Xbox platforms will be able to pre-load the game, ready to start playing as soon as it hits unlock time.
PC Players won't be able to pre-load, and instead will have to begin downloading the game once it unlocks at 8am EST/1pm GMT.
So when is the big day? Well, you will be pleased to hear that it's not too far away!
Wednesday, January 20 is the date that you need to mark on your calendars, which is just over a week away!
Here's a reminder of what's to come in next weeks release!
We can hardly contain our excitement!
It's understood that the Hitman 3 file size will be around the 100GB mark.
This includes the optimised versions of Hitman 1 and 2, which will feature as part of the upcoming release.
So whether you're new to the franchise, or just want to experience the triology again in better quality than you've seen before, Hitman 3 is the title for you!
Price & Pre-order
The standard edition of HITMAN 3 on the Xbox One will set you back a cool £59.99
You can pre-order the highly anticipated release from Amazon here.
Day 1 Patch
"HITMAN 3 will require a day one patch for all disc users. The day one patch will be automatically applied to digital players. This patch will include access to the VR mode for PlayStation users and will include the remaining locations that are not included on the disc."
However, if you want a bit more bang for your buck (with a bit of extra buck thrown in there) then maybe the Deluxe Edition is more down your street.
You can pre-order the Deluxe Edition from Amazon here.
The Deluxe Edition of HITMAN 3 will include the following.
- Hitman 3
- Deluxe Escalation Contracts
- Deluxe items and garments
- The digital book "World of HITMAN"
- The digital soundtrack
- Director's comments
One thing which fans should be very excited about when it comes to Hitman 3, is the implementation of ray tracing.
This is a feature more geared towards those on the PC version of the title, but an important breakthrough none the less.
It won't be available straight away, with developers confirming it won't be ready in time for release, but it's expected to follow soon after!
PC DLC difficulties
In Hitman 3, you can access locations from the previous games in the trilogy (Hitman 1 & 2).
An IO spokesperson said: "Essentially, we have set up H1 and H2 as DLC for Hitman 3."
It's a superb concept from IO, but there is one catch - this only works if you have purchased the game from the store.
Console players don't need to worry, but with Hitman 3 being an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC, as it stands, you won't be able to access your H1 & H2 files from Steam.
IO is working on correcting this, and it looks as if that will be corrected "in the coming weeks".
For now, IO has implemented a workaround - offering the Hitman 1 Game of the Year Access pass free for PC players who purchase the game within the first 10 days of launch.
All of the six locations in the game have been revealed, they are:
- Dubai, UAE
- Dartmoor, United Kingdom
- Berlin, Germany
- Chongqing, China
- Mendoza, Argentina
- Carpathian Mountains, Romania