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Hitman 3

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Hitman 3

Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: IO Interactive
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: January 21, 2021

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This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
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HITMAN III, HITMAN™ 3 (2021), or HITMAN™ 3: This Subtitle Joke Has Gotten Old Now is a stealth-action/conspiracy thriller that serves as the finale of the story arc first started in Hitman. The game gains a photo mode, 47 loses his Electrocution Phone, and Diana loses everything else. As with Hitman 2, the game has Mission Pack DLCs for the past two entries, so now all of the games are under one roof.

It only took them five years and two publisher switches!

A lot of the unused content present in Hitman and Hitman 2 can be found here as well, and while they share the same general file structure, IO Interactive did some general clean up of assets while optimising the game, both shrinking the filesize down of the game by over 100GB, and more pertinently to us, it means not everything is accounted for from those entries. Anything of interest to the first two games should be added to their pages, not here.

Unused Audio

Temporary audio for Carpathian Mountains, recorded by the developers.


Chongqing Data

The ICA Data leak facility cutscene in Chongqing has some interesting oddities and oversights. The leak lists sanctioned targets throughout the past three games, but a fair few of the targets are missing from the database (Sister Yulduz, Klaus Lieblied, the Hitman 2 Elusive Targets, Wazir Kale, The 2016 Bonus Episode targets, Dmitri Federov, The Special Assignment targets, and the Sniper Assassin targets). All these people being missing are very odd omissions, despite some of the background NPC's referencing these characters in-game (such as Mark Faba, a Hitman 2 Elusive Target, being referenced in Mendoza). There's also the matter of the below oddities too:

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The Caruso Brothers, an unused Elusive Target from the first game in the trilogy, reappears here.

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Serena Washington was the original name used by Sophia Washington in Hitman 2's game files (which also accidentally leaked into the main game's bio for her before the first patch fixed it). History repeats, and her early name has now accidentally been left in here too.

"Serena" voice lines

In fact, some voice lines call her Serena as well. Including the Constant himself!

Killing Don Yates Early

If you manage to kill Don Yates early, the game has a specific contingency for this event. This is despite the fact that killing Don Yates is extremely difficult to do, as the starting location that triggers this conversation disallows bringing in the Briefcase and the Sniper Rifle, meaning the only course of action would either to use cheats, or to shoot the Asado pit from the hill, which then lures Don out of his house, and can then be killed. This is extremely tricky to pull off, so most player will never try it.

The same contingency voice lines exist for when you kill both Don Yates and Tamara Vidal, but seemingly cannot be triggered. If Tamara is killed before meeting up with Diana, the game respawns her normally.

Young Erich Soders

Young Soders

For reasons unknown, the younger version of Erich Soders used in the "Legacy" cinematic, as well as in a photo in Freedom Fighters, is present in this games' version of Mumbai's game files. It was likely misplaced here.