Hitman 3 – Pre-Launch Guide & Nintendo Switch Release Date

The developers from IO Interactive have shared the Nintendo Switch release date for the upcoming stealth-action Hitman 3. Agent 47 will be arriving on the Nintendo’s hybrid console on January 20th, alongside all other versions of the game. The Switch version is playable via cloud streaming technology. A stable and permanent internet connection is required to play.

The team also unveiled a pre-launch guide, aimed to share in-depth details about Hitman 3, including how to carry over your progression, the new Access Pass system, what to expect on launch day and more:

  • It will be possible to pre-load Hitman 3 on PlayStation and Xbox platforms. There will not be an option to pre-load the game on PC.
  • The game will receive a day one patch for all disc users. This patch will include access to the VR mode for PlayStation users and will include the remaining locations that are not included on the disc.
  • Hitman 3 will take up approximately 60-70 GB of storage space on all platforms with the exception of Stadia and Switch.
  • Purchasing Hitman 3 does not grant access to the previous two games by default.
  • Console players who pre-order or purchase a physical or digital copy of HITMAN 3 (either Standard or Deluxe) on the current generation of consoles (PS4/Xbox One), will receive a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game for no additional cost.

HITMAN 3 will be available on 20 January 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC.

There are two editions of the game, the Standard and the Deluxe.

  • The Standard Edition includes the Hitman 3 base game.
  • The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the Deluxe Pack. The Pack consists of 6 Deluxe Escalations, in-game suits, items and weapons, a digital soundtrack for each game in the World of Assassination trilogy, an introduction to each HITMAN 3 campaign mission by the Game Director and a digital artbook that highlights the characters, targets and missions included in the trilogy.

The HITMAN 3 pre-order bonus celebrates all three games in the World of Assassination trilogy. Introducing the Trinity Pack that includes a total of 9 items, with 3 distinct sets that represent a different game from the trilogy. Each set includes a suit, briefcase and weapon. From the White of HITMAN 1, the Red of HITMAN 2 or the Black of HITMAN 3, you’ll have all 9 items in your inventory to mix and match as you like. The classic Hitman insignia is etched onto the items in gold to add an elegant flourish.

Note: The Trinity Pack will not be included with either the Standard Edition or Deluxe Edition after January 20.

Check out the full guide for more info!

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