It took a while for IO Interactive to bring its famous Elusive target missions to Hitman 3, but they’re finally here. The game’s first high-stakes target, The Collector, is now available until April 19. As with previous brands, you only have one chance to assassinate this obsessive, murderous art curator – if you botch the mission, you’ve botched it forever. You’ll need a lot of experience before you venture out, and you might want to play it safe instead of trying risky tactics.
A second target, The Politician, will be available between April 23 and May 3. As its location (Hawke’s Bay) is part of the game’s free starter pack, you will have the option to play this mission without investing in the full game.
IO had promised adjustments to the Elusive Target formula to Hitman 3 in response to comments, although it is obvious that the basic premise and the procrastination have not changed. It is safe to say that it is a popular and important mechanism for the Hitman series. This allows players to come back long after completing the main missions, and it introduces a level of thrill that you rarely see in an era defined by quick saves and regenerating health.