IO Interactive has released a new Hitman 3 trailer that confirms Agent 47 will be traveling to China for a little bit of wetwork. The video, which highlights the neon glow of booming megacity Chongqing, doubles as a technical showcase for the third installment’s graphical upgrades, which include 4K, 60 FPS, and HDR support.
“HITMAN 3 is powered by IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier engine and will look, sound and play better than ever with improvements to lighting, reflections, animation and AI,” IO Interactive wrote. “Chongqing also features full water effects with details such as rain drops hitting Agent 47 and his clothes getting wet, all adding to the immersion of experiencing HITMAN 3.”
The Glacier engine also happens to include support for up to 300 active NPCs in a single location. This is demonstrated at the 1:10 mark, in which Agent 47 can be seen among a huge crowd in some sort of Middle East setting. Seeing them scramble should be fun.
Additionally, Hitman 3 will continue the tradition of enhancing all of the previous destinations in the series. Players will be able to go back and take down all of Agent 47’s targets again in Hitman and Hitman 2 with various graphical and gameplay improvements.
“HITMAN 3 players can import locations from the previous games in the trilogy and have more than 20+ locations under one roof,” IO Interactive confirmed. “All of the improvements to rendering, animation and AI introduced with HITMAN 3 can be enjoyed across all three games, making HITMAN 3 the ultimate place to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy.”
Hitman 3 will be released on January 20, 2021 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC (Epic Games Store). The entire campaign will be available to play on day one.