Publisher and developer IO Interactive today announced that Hitman 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC when it launches next year.
Described as "the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy", Hitman 3 will continue taking players around the world and letting them figure out what makes its sandbox locations tick. The game is currently slated to release at some point in January 2021.
Hitman 3's Epic Games Store exclusivity announcement was accompanied by news that the first part of the trilogy, 2016's Hitman, will be free on the storefront starting with August 27.
Hitman 3 Epic Games Store Exclusive PC
"Self-publishing HITMAN 3 is a big step for IO Interactive in achieving our highly ambitious goals as an independent studio," said IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak. "Furthermore, this partnership with Epic has given us the freedom to create the game exactly as we imagined, for our fans and for our community uncompromised."
The developer also revealed that players who've spent time in the trilogy's previous games will be able to transfer mastery and location carryover from their existing progress into the Epic Games Store version of Hitman 3.
Below, you can check out Hitman 3's newest trailer revealing its Thornbridge Manor level set in Dartmoor, England. Also check out our list of Epic Games Store exclusives to keep track of all the games that are first arriving on Epic's storefront.
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