News | Ambrose Island is the new map of Hitman 3

IO Interactive shows off the new sandbox map for Hitman 3, called Ambrose Island.

On July 26, the new map of Hitman 3 will be released as free DLC for everyone who owns the game. Ambrose Island is a tropical island inhabited by pirates, and Agent 47 will at least have to kill their leader.

“Ambrose Island is a hidden cove, home to a dangerous pirate syndicate operating in the Andaman Sea,” IO Interactive said in a blog post. “The fully exploreable sandbox location is packed with new targets, gameplay options, challenges, unlockable rewards, and is free to all Hitman 3 owners.” One of the new rewards is the Guerrilla Wetsuit, which Agent 47 is already wearing in the trailer.

Ambrose Island is the latest new map to be released this month for Hitman 3. At the moment, the Himmapan Hotel in Bangkok is in the rotation of free locations, players can obtain that level until July 17. Last Friday, Vicente Murillo returned as Elusive Target, he’s in the game until the end of next week. Check out this month’s full content roadmap here.

News | Second year of content for Hitman 3 announced

Another year of new content will be coming to Hitman 3 in 2022, IO Interactive has announced.

The company has announced that. In January 2022, the content trajectory for the second year should be fully revealed, with new maps, stories, modes and surprises “that players have been asking for for quite some time”.

IO has already confirmed some new features that should come to Hitman 3 in early 2022. The game will support virtual reality on PC from January 2022. An arcade mode will also be coming to the game that month with Elusive Targets. Ray tracing will also be added to the PC version of the game sometime in early 2022.

Hitman 3 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Switch via Cloud, Epic Games Store and Google Stadia. The game is already playable in VR on PlayStation.

Review | Hitman III

In 2016, IO Interactive changed the Hitman formula considerably. In large, open and self-contained levels, it is up to the player to track down and knock down a number of targets. Whether you do that with a bullet through the head, by poisoning a drink, or by making it look like an accident, doesn't matter. It's a setup that can hardly surprise almost five years later, but still stimulates creativity.

In essence, Hitman 3 differs very little from its predecessors. As Agent 47, you’ll traverse six levels in search of your fatal victims, who you can assassinate in many ways. Hitman has to rely mainly on the structure of the levels and fortunately this part is very good.

This is how Dubai excels because it gives that unadulterated experience of hiding yourself in plain sight. A decadent party of a very wealthy Arab in the world’s tallest skyscraper is the perfect scenario to listen in as you mingle with the mob. You look for opportunities and the right time to strike, without anyone realizing that you exist at all. The underground disco in Berlin also gives you this sensation, with the added twist that your targets are also chasing you there. This creates an exciting and funny cat and mouse game, in the midst of raving revelers.

A personal favorite, however, is the Dartmoor level. While you’re there to commit a murder, a detective arrives to investigate the suspicious death of a housemate earlier that day. That offers countless possibilities for the more creative assassin, but it would be a shame to reveal too much. Let’s just say Hitman 3 really pays off when you replay levels and test alternative approaches.

Some later levels sacrifice some creativity in order to tie the story together. In any case, Hitman 3 puts a little more emphasis on the story, with movie-like openings and intros. Cleverly enough, you can always skip those intros when replaying. For example, the Dubai level first opens with a Mission Impossible-like infiltration in which you hang on the outside of the skyscraper, but you can also start right away in the lobby for the next session or even start as a catering employee.

It is precisely these kinds of alternative scenarios that make Hitman so much fun to replay and discover what’s possible. From a “realistic” bill to an absurd attack: every level is home to everything. They actually get more fun the more you have seen the level. Because if you suddenly see on your way to the exit that there was also the possibility to blow up your target with an explosive golf ball, then you naturally want to find that golf ball next time.

Hitman 3 does not make a lot of news at the same time. Even the main flaw of the previous parts remains, you actually always have to be online to play, otherwise your progress will not be tracked. You do not unlock new weapons, gadgets, costumes and starting points in the level, while Hitman is all about that.

It is also noticeable that the cutscenes are very compressed for unclear reasons, and are therefore bursting with artifacts. Well, you will not play Hitman 3 primarily because of the story, but it is a shame. Although the game runs fine on both generation consoles, there are some minor bugs and flaws in the gameplay. Occasionally we could not complete a certain action because it did not appear that we had to press a button. In addition, when reloading, it happened a few times – in different levels – that well hidden bodies were immediately found.

Half a decade later, the formula is also showing more and more cracks. Bodyguards react mediocre when they find their employer dead and unceremoniously dispose of the body. There is no manhunt or lockdown. And in the previously acclaimed Dartmoor level, the experience is a bit bursting when the investigation is still being pretended to be in full swing, when in reality the mystery has been solved long and wide, and something else may have already happened to keep you busy.

IO Interactive certainly manages to get the most out of it one last time, and also to close the story of the World of Assassination trilogy. It is high time that Agent 47 worked in a different way again, and IO Interactive reinvented the formula. Until then, we would like to play Hitman 3 again. And again. And again. Until we’ve really seen every scenario.



+ Rewards exploration and creativity
+ replaying makes each level more and more interesting
+ Very diverse levels
+ Beautifull settings and details

– Almost obliged to always be online
– Some small bugs here and there

News | Launch trailer Hitman 3 reveals more locations

IO Interactive has released a launch trailer for Hitman 3.

The trailer reveals more locations, among other things. This includes a wooded area, a Chinese alley and a club, as well as the previously revealed levels in Dubai and England.

Hitman 3 is the final installment in developer IO Interactive’s trilogy and is set to become protagonist Agent 47’s “most personal adventure”. Among other things, the game adds permanent shortcuts, which open new paths when players play the game again.

The game is also fully playable in virtual reality and owners of Hitman and Hitman 2 can import locations from those games to the third part.

Hitman 3 will be released on January 20 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Switch and PC.

News | The First Five Minutes of Hitman 3

A new video shows the first five minutes of gameplay from the upcoming Hitman 3.

These are the first moments of the opening mission in Dubai, in which Agent 47 climbs over the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Hitman 3 is set to be the final installment of the reboot trilogy and Agent 47’s “most personal installment” yet.

The game will be released on January 20th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Epic Games Store and Google Stadia. A cloud version should be available on the Switch later.

News | IO Interactive unveils new gameplay footage Hitman 3

IO Interactive has unveiled new gameplay footage of Hitman 3.

The trailer is an introduction to the game’s world, in which Agent 47, among other things, penetrates a skyscraper in Dubai and a mansion. IO Interactive also touches on Elusive Targets and Mastery Tracks, where twenty levels with new starting locations and items are available per level.

Hitman 3 should be the final installment of the reboot trilogy and Agent 47’s “most personal installment” yet. Also, the game can be played entirely in virtual reality on PlayStation VR.

Hitman 3 will be released on January 20 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One Stadia and Nintendo Switch. The Switch version is a cloud game.

News | Hitman 3 will be released on January 20, 2021

IO Interactive has revealed the release date of Hitman 3: January 20, 2021.

The game will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Epic Games Store and Google Stadia. It was previously announced that the game will be on PC for a year exclusive or Epic Games Store.

There will be two editions, a standard edition and the deluxe edition with additional items, the digital soundtrack, a mission with the developer commentary and an art book.

People who purchase the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game can upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X versions at no additional cost. On PlayStation consoles, this is only possible with the digital version.

News | Everything you need to know about Sony's PlayStation 5 presentation

Thursday night Sony showed a lot of games and finally the appearance of the PlayStation 5. Below you will find an overview of all announcements.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is revealed

The game will be released sometime around this year’s holidays. Miles Morales will star in this sequel, not Peter Parker. Further details are not yet known.

GTA 5 is coming to PlayStation 5

Rockstar Games said GTA 5 for the PS5 is ‘more extensive’ and ‘improved’. GTA Online is also supported. Players who now own the game on PlayStation 4 will receive $ 1 million every month until the game is released.

Polyphony Digital has unveiled Gran Turismo 7.

The studio reports that the game is built entirely for the PlayStation 5, including very realistic tuning options. The game also has an extensive campaign. A release date for Gran Turismo 7 is not yet known.

Sony has revealed the appearance of the PlayStation 5.

Like the DualSense controller, the console has black and white colors. The console appears slightly narrower in the center than at the top and bottom. In addition, two versions of the console are launched. One with disk drive and one without. The disc-free PS5 allows players to play games digitally only. It is not yet known whether there is a difference in price between the consoles.

Guerrilla Games unveils Horizon: Forbidden West

In Forbidden West, Aloy sets out on a journey to the futuristic American frontier, where she tries to save the creatures present from destruction. The trailer shows various landscapes with animals, robot dinosaurs and underwater environments.

Resogun creator Housemarque has revealed Returnal. 

Returnal is a science fiction game in which the main character is constantly reliving her first moment on another planet, including her death from the attack of a mysterious creature. Furthermore, the gameplay consists of shooting from a third-person perspective. Returnal has no release date yet.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The game allows players to travel through cracks in space to new dimensions. In addition to the reveal trailer, gameplay was also shown. A release date is not yet known.

Square Enix reveals Action RPG Project Athia

The action RPG revolves around a female protagonist who can influence her environment and use it in combat. The game is known to be exclusive to PlayStation 5.

Project Athia is being developed by Luminous Productions, a Square Enix studio made up of people who worked on Final Fantasy 15. It was previously known that they were working on a game, but now that game has finally been revealed.

Warner Bros.  announces Hitman 3

Hitman 3 is set to become the final installment of the reboot trilogy and Agent 47’s ‘most personal part’ yet. In the cinematic trailer, the protagonist can be seen in a forest and some gameplay footage of a level in Dubai is shown.

Hitman 3 will be released in 2021 for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Other platforms are not yet known.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been announced

The platformer with the main character of the LittleBigPlanet series is developed by Sumo Digital. The game seems to focus on cooperative gameplay for up to four people. However, the game can also be played alone.

The LittleBigPlanet games also excelled in cooperative gameplay. However, those were 2D platformers, while Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a 3D platformer. There is no release date for the PS5 game yet.

Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 announced

It is not yet known when the remake will be released. However, the game remains exclusive to PlayStation. The game has been completely rebuilt and gets a new ‘Fractured Mode’. Players can choose between two graphic modes: one focused on graphics and one on frame rate.

Capcom reveals Resident Evil: Village

Village is the eighth installment in the franchise and includes Chris Redfield from the original game. The game centers on Ethan Winter traveling to a cold Louisiana to find his missing wife and encounter mysterious figures there. The game, like Resident Evil 7, takes place in a first person perspective. Resident Evil: Village is coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021.

Shinji Mikami shows extensive images Ghostwire: Tokyo

Horror legend Shinji Mikami has unveiled the first comprehensive footage from Ghostwire: Tokyo. The game will be released next year.

The action adventure game is developed by Tango Gameworks and Horror legend Shinji Mikami. Ghostwire: Tokyo is about a remarkable event that makes 99 percent of the city disappear. With special powers, players fight against different Spirits, so as not to disappear like the rest. Ghostwire: Tokyo will be released next year for PlayStation 5 and PC.

Bethesda’s Deathloop gets first gameplay trailer

Deathloop, the new game from Arkane Lyon and Bethesda, received a first gameplay trailer during the PlayStation 5 presentation.

Arkane Lyon, creator of Dishonored, among others, describes Deathloop as a game that transports players to a lawless island called Blackreef and follows the story of two exceptional assassins.

Astro Bot jumps to PS5 with Astro’s Playroom

The game is automatically installed on every PlayStation 5 that is purchased. The game features four platforming worlds, each based on a unique feature of the upcoming console. Each area should offer innovative gameplay that explains the capabilities of the DualSense controller.

More information about the game is not yet known, but the first trailer can be seen below. PlayStation 4 previously released Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, a game for PlayStation VR that has been praised by gamers for its good use of virtual reality and its strong platforming action.