IO Interactive, the builders behind the long-lasting stealth-action franchise, Hitman, lately introduced that their most up-to-date title, Hitman 3, can be rebranded, “Hitman World of Assassination.” The change to the sport’s title additionally signifies that all different titles underneath the World of Assassination Trilogy can be mixed as a single unit.
In a current weblog submit on IO Interactive’s official web site, the builders introduced that the World of Assassination Trilogy titles can be mixed and rebranded as Hitman World of Assassination. The rebranding is a free improve for all current house owners of H3.
In accordance with IO Interactive, this variation has been made to enhance the expertise of buying the bottom sport and all its DLCs. IO Interactive is “drastically simplifying the acquisition expertise” for brand new gamers by making World of Assassination a single obtainable buy possibility with out making it a convoluted mess of a number of editions, DLCs, and entry passes.
Hitman 3 can be rebranded Hitman World of Assassination to streamline sport buy and content material
In accordance with IO Interactive’s official weblog submit, the rebranding and adjustments made to the sport will take impact from January 26, 2022. In accordance with IO Interactive, adjustments have been made to streamline entry to the sport’s content material and to simplify the acquisition of the sport and its DLCs, which embrace totally different maps and ranges.
Explaining the rebranding and adjustments to the sport’s buy choices, IO Interactive said:
“Primarily, these two adjustments will imply that each one new gamers and current HITMAN 3 house owners may have the identical base content material possession. There can be no extra confusion over which version to purchase, what content material you personal, redeem Legacy packs or import places, and many others. We’re accomplished with that.”
World of Assassination contains H3 and the 2 earlier titles of the World of Assassination Trilogy. This implies gamers who solely personal the third half and never the 2 earlier titles from the World of Assassination Trilogy will get entry to the bottom maps from these video games at no extra price.
IO Interactive has confirmed that it’s streamlining numerous editions and content material bundles of the three titles down to simply two merchandise.
Here’s a full breakdown of the 2 bundles that can be made obtainable for buy from January 26, 2023, and can be changing the present three editions:
Hitman World of Assassination (approx. $70 USD or native equal)
- Consists of: H3, plus H1 GOTY Entry Go and H2 Commonplace Entry Go
Hitman World of Assassination Deluxe Pack (approx. $30 USD or native equal)
- Consists of: H3 Deluxe Pack, H3 Seven Lethal Sins Assortment, and H2 Growth Entry Go.
IO Interactive additionally confirmed that house owners of any of the three titles will get granular buy choices for DLCs and bundles with out repurchasing them.
On Steam, IO Interactive is implementing a “full the set” performance for the three DLCs within the World of Assassination Deluxe Pack – H3 Deluxe Pack, H3 Seven Lethal Sins Assortment, and H2 Growth Entry Go. This can enable gamers to pay for and entry content material they do not at present personal with out buying the entire bundle.
On PlayStation and Xbox, IO Interactive will add particular person DLCs from the World of Assassination Deluxe Pack (H3 Deluxe Pack, H3 Seven Lethal Sins Assortment, and H2 Growth Entry Go) to the in-game retailer and the console storefront, priced evenly at $10 every.
The weblog submit additionally confirmed that after the rebranding goes dwell, IO Interactive will take away H1 and a couple of, together with all DLCs from obtainable digital storefronts, making the World of Assassination bundle a single buy, offering gamers entry to all of the maps and content material from the trilogy. Nevertheless, gamers who already personal these video games will have the ability to entry and play them with none points.