Hitman 3, the 2021 sequel to IO Interactive’s episodic reboot of the stealth-action franchise, will rebrand as Hitman World of Assassination. The change shouldn’t be merely beauty; previous video games Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) will grow to be free to Hitman 3 homeowners as their content material is absorbed right into a single live-service recreation.
Which means that each Hitman and Hitman 2 shall be delisted from sale and now not accessible as stand-alone titles. Gamers who personal both will nonetheless be capable of entry and play them as they all the time have, IO mentioned in a weblog submit on Tuesday.
“Basically, these two modifications will imply that each one new gamers and current Hitman 3 homeowners could have the identical base content material possession,” IO mentioned. “There shall be no extra confusion over which version to purchase, what content material you personal, easy methods to redeem Legacy packs or import areas, and many others. We’re completed with that.”
Hitman World of Assassination (the previous Hitman 3) is at present accessible for $20.99 in the course of the Steam Winter Sale, so PC gamers can successfully get all three titles at an enormous low cost till Jan. 5. The Hitman 3 Deluxe Version for PlayStation 4 and PS5 is $27.99 in the course of the PlayStation Retailer’s Vacation Sale, ending Jan. 18. (The sport’s normal version is full worth.)
Each editions of Hitman 3 are full worth within the Xbox market, presumably as a result of Hitman Trilogy, encompassing all three titles, is included within the Xbox Recreation Move library.
Hitman 3 nonetheless has a considerably complicated unfold of add-on content material — for individuals who didn’t get the Deluxe Version, that’s. Hitman 3 has had three premium extensions: the Deluxe Pack, Seven Lethal Sins Assortment, and H2 Growth Entry Move. Going ahead, all three of those shall be supplied individually for $10 every, to permit gamers to “full the set” at an equal worth.
“The modifications have additionally been made with the Freelancer recreation mode in thoughts,” IO added, “the place with the ability to simply entry all areas from throughout the World of Assassination is paramount to maximizing your enjoyment.”
Hitman 3 launched in January of 2021. Those that pre-ordered the sport, or purchased it throughout the first 10 days, bought entry to all the degrees of Hitman 2 inside Hitman 3 (after some controversy with the PC model, although). The sport launched on Google Stadia as Hitman World of Assassination, the place it was mainly the hub to enter each Hitman 2 and Hitman 3. Stadia, after all, goes out of service on Jan. 18.