Hitman 3 gameplay trailer shows Agent 47 in action using a feather duster as a weapon

By Sean Carey,
IO Interactive has given us our first taste of what to expect from everyone's favourite bald-headed assassin in Hitman 3 with a new gameplay trailer.

The video shows us more of that classic Hitman gameplay we all know and love. IO Interactive says that Hitman 3, once again, gives you "complete freedom of approach" when it comes to taking out targets. We see Agent 47 accessing buildings by hacking electronic locks, climbing on the outside of a skyscraper, and forcing his way in using brute force. Agent 47's arsenal of weapons seems to have been expanded. "Almost everything is a weapon in 47's hands," says the trailer's narrator before we see Agent 47 beating a butler with what looks to be a feather duster. We also see a bag of flour being hurled towards a guard, which could make for a rather inventive blinding/distraction method. And if you don't want to pick up a weapon, there are plenty of opportunities for carefully planned accidents.

On Xbox Series X, Hitman 3 will support 4K/60fps and HDR. IOI says it's been hard at work improving the game's animations and AI, and thanks to the developer's proprietary Glacier engine, up to 300 dynamic NPCs can be present in a location at once. Players who have previously purchased Hitman and Hitman 2 can import locations from the two previous games into Hitman 3.

Hitman 3 supports Smart Delivery and comes to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on January 20th, 2021.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.