Check Out the First Five Minutes of Hitman 3’s Dubai Mission

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Our friends at Game Informer have shared the first five minutes of the third installment of IO Interactive’s World of Assassination Trilogy, Hitman 3. It appears that the Copenhagen-based developer has drawn a bit of inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Furious 7, as players are pitched right into the dizzying heights of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa (or, as IO is calling it, the Burj Al-Ghazali). The footage comprises Agent 47’s acrophobia-triggering trek around the outskirts of Dubai’s renowned tower as he slowly makes his way inside to eliminate two targets, Carl Ingram and Marcus Stuyvesant.

Those of you who played the first two Hitman games should feel right at home, as the gameplay doesn’t appear to have changed a bit from the 2016 and 2018 titles. IO Interactive did tease some new features in a recent blog post, however, such as a multi-function camera system that allows players to interact with the game world in new ways.

“As you explore each mission and complete challenges, you’ll rise through 20 Mastery tracks that will unlock new tools, weapons and even Starting Locations that will let you begin your next playthrough with a big advantage – possibly even in a disguise,” the developer added. “All of the items and weapons that you unlock in a Mastery track are added to your permanent inventory, so you’ll be able to pick and choose from them no matter what mission you want to take on next.”

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). IO Interactive has partnered with Intel to ensure that the PC version offers the best possible performance and is optimized for higher-end systems and multi-core CPUs. PC players can also expect modern perks, such as 4K visuals, HDR support, uncapped frame rate, and ray tracing.

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