Hitman 3 is almost here and to celebrate, IO Interactive has just confirmed when fans can get their hands on the Nintendo Switch version of the highly anticipated title. For those wanting to take the assassination simulation on the go, the Switch experience will be dropping later this month but only via the cloud.
Arriving alongside the other platforms, the Switch version of Hitman 3 arrives on January 20. Due to the nature of the game and its more complicated graphics settings, the only way to play this title on the hybrid console is to play is through the cloud which — for those that may not know — requires an impressive internet speed as well as a stable connection to ensure quality.
While the Switch version of Hitman 3 won’t run similarly to its PC and new-gen console counterparts, other cloud-based titles have found success with Nintendo players. While a downgrade is to be expected, the beauty of games cloud games Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein: The New Order proves that the Big N’s console-on-the-go does more for mobile libraries than it gets credit for.
The return of Hitman is a big deal for the studio, and the third entry was a massive focus for our most recent issue of the Game Informer magazine. We even took a crack at the game’s first mission, which you can watch here to see how the new Camera Tool works as well as the gameplay mechanics that saw a massive upgrade.
What do you think about the cloud-reliant version of Hitman 3 on Nintendo Switch? Are you excited to get your hands on the latest IO Interactive title? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!