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Hitman World Of Assassination

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: IO Interactive
Release Date: Jan. 20, 2021

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'Hitman World Of Assassination' Celebrates IO Interactive's 25th Anniversary With In-game Events, Elusive Target Missions And More

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2023 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT

Hitman World Of Assassination is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy, taking players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations, with Agent 47 returning for the most important contracts of his career.

Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, Agent 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again.

In 2015, we shared our vision for the World of Assassination; an ever-expanding game that would evolve over time and be the foundation for future Hitman games. Those were the exact words we used and a central promise to how we’ve released the three games in the 7 years that followed. Hitman World of Assassination includes Hitman 1, Hitman 2 and Hitman 3.

Featuring six meticulously detailed locations packed full of creative opportunities, Hitman World of Assassination gives players the unrivaled freedom to complete their objectives in a game world that reacts to everything they do. All of this is made possible by IOI’s award-winning Glacier technology, which powers Hitman III’s immersive game world to offer unparalleled player choice and replayability.

Hitman World of Assassination players can import locations from the previous games in the trilogy and have more than 20+ locations under one roof. All of the improvements to rendering, animation and AI introduced with Hitman World of Assassination can be enjoyed across all three games, making Hitman World of Assassination the ultimate place to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy.

IO Interactive, the independent video game developer and publisher behind, among others, the Hitman franchise and the upcoming Project 007, a James Bond origin story, and Project Fantasy, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

dedicated website will take fans on a trip down memory lane back to the creation of the studio on September 16th, 1998, offering unique insights to IO Interactive’s culture and how its heritage is shaping its future.

There is a lot to celebrate, both from the past and the present. IO Interactive and their teams are continually unleashing their creativity into every game they take on. Their next steps involve the addition of new content in Hitman: World of Assassination as well as a look back at one of the most popular games of the Hitman franchise, Hitman: Blood Money.

A series of events to celebrate in Hitman: World of Assassination

Players are invited to join the celebrations and enjoy a long list of in-game events. Two Elusive Target Missions, Bad Boy and The Food Critic, will return to the game, available between October 13th and 23rd and October 20th and 30th respectively.

Hitman: World of Assassination will also offer new challenges and cool suits to its players throughout the month of October. Notably, The Mills Reverie Halloween Event will be back on October 26th. Starting on the same day, the Codename 47 challenge will allow fans to unlock a retro skin and suit for Agent 47. On October 27th, livestream fans will be able to unlock an exclusive Purple Streak Suit as a Twitch drop while watching their favorite content creators.

The latest Elusive Target Mission is about to drop

Players of Hitman: World of Assassination will get to enjoy the next Elusive Target Mission: The Drop on October 27th. They will be tasked with eliminating an international DJ-turned-drug lord, modelled on the appearance of world-renowned DJ Dimitri Vegas.

For a limited time, players will get to take part in the unique do-or-die contract. It will be up to them to find the numerous ways to get Agent 47 to infiltrate a Berlin club and eliminate the threat posed by the double-faced musician.

Hitman World of Assassination’s sandbox locations give you complete freedom to approach your objectives in any way you want. As well as the new multi-function camera, you’ll also be able to interact with the game world in new ways to access new opportunities and paths through each level. Want to organize a meeting with your target? Check. How about opening elevator doors to access a new route? You can do that too and so much more.

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. 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 World of Assassination has been made with replayability front and center. You simply cannot see and do everything that a mission has to offer in a single playthrough, and the Mastery tracks keep things fresh as you take new approaches, use new items and discover previously unexplored areas.

Depending on how you choose to complete your objectives, you’ll be awarded with a Playstyle at the end of each mission. From the coveted Silent Assassin to a Hired Gun and everything in between, there’s a Hitman style for every player. Maybe you’re a Marksman?

Hitman III will have full PS VR support. Yes, that means you can traverse the outside of the tallest building in the (Hitman) world in PS VR! If you own the previous games from the trilogy on PS4, you can also access locations from them within Hitman III. That’s more than 20 Hitman locations from the World of Assassination trilogy to enjoy in PS VR.

You can either play Hitman III in PS VR natively on your PS4 or via backward compatibility on PS5. To make sure all PS VR owners can experience the game in VR, we’re including a free digital copy of the PS4 version of Hitman III with all PS5 copies, whether you choose to buy it via disc or digital.

Hitman World of Assassination will look, sound and play better than ever with improvements to lighting, reflections, animation and AI. 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 III.

On next-gen consoles, Hitman World of Assassination will run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with HDR support.

Hitman World of Assassination is currently available for Nintendo Switch (through Cloud Technology), PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC (SteamEpic Games Store).

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