IO Interactive revealed what game modes we will receive in the final part of the Hitman reboot trilogy.
The Danish studio (which will self-publish Hitman III!) provided the new details on its website, so let’s see what they have for us to offer: „Campaign: The Hitman III campaign mode will take you on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations and will deliver a dramatic conclusion to the “World of Assassination” trilogy. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career and when the dust settles, the world he inhabits will never be the same again.
Elusive Targets: The stakes are high and the clock is ticking. Elusive Targets are the ultimate Hitman challenge and are designed to offer an exciting, pulse-pounding experience. You need to track down a unique target, with little-to-no help from the HUD or Instinct and hatch a plan to eliminate them on the fly. Good luck. In Hitman III, we’re making some changes to the Elusive Target formula that we’ll reveal at a later date.
Escalations: Pretty much anything goes in Escalations. Expect your gameplay skills to be pushed to the max as new elements are thrown at you in each stage of the contract. Disguise restrictions, added security cameras, and other kinds of other complications will be thrown your way. You’ll need to overcome them all – and still manage to eliminate your targets – to call your mission a success!
Contracts Mode: Play-to-create is at the core of Contracts Mode. Choose your targets, choose how to eliminate them and then make it all happen. Once you’ve completed the contract yourself, challenge friends to compete for the best score on the leaderboards. Powerful search tools let you find the exact type of Contract that you want to play and look out for Featured Contracts, where IO Interactive choose the best of the best to be played by the entire community.
Sniper Assassin: Dedicated to long-range assignments, Sniper Assassin tasks you with eliminating targets and guards without triggering an alarm, whilst completing challenges to boost your score multiplier. In Hitman III, Sniper Assassin can be played in existing maps as a single-player experience only. We are preparing to sunset the co-op servers in Hitman 2 before the launch of Hitman III and we’ll share an exact timeline and a solution to the mode’s multiplayer trophies in the coming months.
Ghost Mode: One-versus-one competitive multiplayer came to the Hitman franchise for the first time with Ghost Mode. With our focus currently on other areas of the “World of Assassination,” Ghost Mode won’t be featured in Hitman III and we have made the difficult decision to shut down the Ghost Mode servers for Hitman 2 on Monday, August 31, 2020. We have learnt a hell of a lot from Ghost Mode over the last two years and we’ll be taking all of those learnings on board for what we do in the future with regards to multiplayer.
We want to send a sincere thank you to all of our players who have enjoyed Ghost Mode over the last two years. We’re looking forward to a few more matches online and raising a glass for Ghost Mode one final time. One other thing; The Phantom Suit, which can only be unlocked by playing Ghost Mode, will be added as an unlock in Hitman III,” the page says.
So Hitman 2 is sadly losing its co-op servers, as well as its Ghost mode servers (the latter will happen in two weeks!), and we’ll see more details about how they will go forward with its trophies/achievements. In the meantime, Hitman III will launch in January on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
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