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Hitman 3 trailer reveals gorgeous neon-lit Chongqing location

Published: 20:19, 24 November 2020
IO Interactive
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We get a closer look at the enhanced Glacier engine in a new trailer for Hitman 3 named "Under the hood", and a first look at the new location - Chongqing, China.

After dropping huge news last week about having the license to kill develop a new James Bond game called ' Project 007 ', developer and publisher IO Interactive have revealed today a new location for Hitman 3, and it is neon-lit Chongqing, China. 

The new setting looks amazing, it's basically a demo for the updated Glacier engine, and IOI is not shy to show off the updated lighting system, in the narrow, rainy streets, with reflections of neon-lights bouncing on the puddles.. and Agent 47's bald head.

Hitman 3 will run at 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S as well, IO Interactive have confirmed. Owners of the previous two Hitman games will be able to transfer their save game progress and continue to play under all the improvements coming with Hitman 3. 

Hitman 3 is launching in January 2021.

IO Interactive Neon-lit streets of Chongqing, China - Hitman 3 Hitman 3 - Welcome to China

The rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing are full of shops and food stands, all crammed into narrow alleys and passageways – with plenty of secrets hidden off the beaten path. This Chinese transportation hub is the perfect destination for us to showcase just some of the refinements and improvements coming to the technology that powers HITMAN 3.

HITMAN 3 is powered by IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier engine and 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 3.

On next-gen consoles, HITMAN 3 will run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with HDR support. Our new ‘Under The Hood’ trailer also showcases smooth gameplay moments captured in Chongqing that show off the refinements to interaction animation and AI. In other locations, such as Dubai, Glacier’s crowd technology will allow up to 300 active NPC’s in a location at once.

HITMAN 3 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 3 can be enjoyed across all three games, making HITMAN 3 the ultimate place to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy.

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