'Hitman 3' trailer shows off stealth violence in VR

PSVR owners will be able to play the entire Hitman trilogy in virtual reality.

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Hitman III arrives later this month and, as long as you have a PSVR headset, you’ll be able to execute some unfortunate souls in virtual reality for the first time in the series. IO Interactive has released a trailer that shows off Agent 47 taking out enemies from a first-person perspective.

The video includes many of the series’ hallmarks, including inventive kills and shootouts for those who don’t slink away undetected after taking out a target. It looks like the VR mode will expand Agent 47’s toolkit. It seems, for instance, that you’ll be able to fire around corners by extending your hand in a certain way and to tap someone on the shoulder before knocking them out.

If you own the first two games, Hitman III allows you to pull in locations from them, meaning that you can play the entire Hitman trilogy in VR. It’s unclear whether PC players will eventually be able to play in first-person mode with a VR headset too. If you don’t have PSVR, you’ll still be able to test your assassin skills once again when Hitman III hits PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, Stadia and Nintendo Switch (via cloud streaming) on January 20th.

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