Hitman 3 is out today, and while you should definitely be playing through the game to grab that platinum as fast as possible, there’s something else you should be doing too. Hitman 3 gives you the power to replay every level from the last two games in the trilogy using it as an engine of sorts. This basically means that you can have one game installed on your platform, but you can access all the content from the trilogy across three separate games. Over the weekend it seemed like you’d be charged extra for this, but Io Interactive has spoken out to clarify that just isn’t the case. Check out their tweet below.
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) January 17, 2021
As you can see, Io Interactive wants you to be able to play this game, and all the content from Hitman and Hitman 2, without being charged anything extra. With that out of the way, I need you all to know that you should absolutely be doing this. The past two Hitman games were great, but you won’t realise their full potential until you load them up through Hitman 3 and see them for yourself.
Why is that I hear you ask? Well, Hitman 3 provides you with new abilities to try out across the trilogy, and it also adds VR to all three games. What’s not to like? There are so many advantages that come with being able to do all of this in one place, but above everything else, it’s just nice to see a developer putting this much care into their products. Io Interactive is making sure that Hitman and Hitman 2 are still relevant, even though Hitman 3 is out now. There’s no reason to favour one game over the other, unless you’re trying to get the platinum like I am.
It would be incredible to see more developers doing stuff like this, but I think that publishers still have too much sway when it comes to functionality for it to work just yet. Still, it does mean that if you already own Hitman and Hitman 2, you can effectively play three brand new games today for the price of one. What are you waiting for?