HITMAN World of Assassination Launches

New January Patch Notes on Steam News have details on the new version 3.140 update that's now available for HITMAN 3 on Steam. This marks the launch of the promised new overarching HITMAN World of Assassination branding for IO Interactive's murder-for-hire series. For Windows gamers, there's a HITMAN World of Assassination bundle on the Epic Games Store and Steam with a 45% discount. There's also a HITMAN World of Assassination Deluxe Pack on the Epic Games Store and Steam with premium content for HITMAN 3 or HITMAN World of Assassination. The complete patch notes outline what's new, as shown off in the Launch Trailer. Here's word on the biggest change this all brings, the finale to Year 2, HITMAN: Freelancer:
HITMAN: Freelancer adds some new types of gameplay into the normal gameplay recipe of the main game.

An important example of this is what we call “strategic planning”.

Where the main game can be described as the VIP version of being an assassin, where the player has an organization that finds the targets and supplies both detailed briefings as well as gear, Agent 47 has a lot of the hard work taken care of for him.

In HITMAN: Freelancer, that’s not the case. It’s much more of an independent experience, where a lot of the surrounding work of being an assassin is put into the hands of the player.

Players will have to build and maintain an arsenal of gear, but also decide on what to bring to missions, weigh up the pros and cons of having a limited gear capacity and the risk of losing valuable and hard to come by equipment.