Hitman is Coming Next March!

Square Enix and IO-Interactive recently outlined the full release details for their upcoming, Hitman game. It seems that it won’t be as confusing as I thought…

IO explained that gamers will be able to buy Hitman for $59.99 if they want to get all of the content, live events and guaranteed access to the beta* (for those that pre-order). There’s also an Intro Pack – for $34.99, gamers will purchase the launch content, including live events and contracts for those locations. Those who buy the Intro Pack can then later upgrade the pack to feature the rest of the coming content for $29.99. Yeah, Hitman isn’t going to be your normal AAA title.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback since we announced HITMAN that has helped us shape these next steps,” said Hannes Seifert, studio head at Io-Interactive. “It’s important that we listen to fans and that we’re open with what we’re doing. So today we’re sharing details on our release plan and we’re announcing something the community has asked for: a new price to enter the game at launch.”

This is how it breaks down:

Initial launch content  will include:
·         Three huge sandbox locations: Paris, Sapienza and Marrakesh
·         Six campaign missions with 40 unique ways to take out your main targets
·         Contracts mode** for all locations with around 800 potential targets

Post launch content will include:
·         One new sandbox location per month in April, May and June
·         Thailand in April, USA in May and Japan in June
·         Each location will come with additional missions, signature kills and more Contracts targets
·         New locations will open up new weapons, tools and disguises for all locations
·         Contracts mode for all locations

Live content starting at launch will include:
·      Weekly live events – including targets which will appear one-time-only for limited time only
·      Weekly Io-Interactive developer team created Contracts
·      Monthly promoted best community created Contracts
·      New items such as weapons and disguises

IO previously announced that Hitman would be a game that evolved over time. I wonder if that means there won’t be a somewhat cohesive story this time around; are we just picking random bad guys to assassinate or is there a link between the targets? We’ll have to wait and see.

Hitman will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 11, 2016.

*The beta will be exclusive to the PS4 and PC versions of the game.
** Contracts mode is an asynchronous multi-player mode in HITMAN. Like in the last game, you can create your own contract hits, choose your target, weapons, time limit and game rules. Then share it with friends to try and complete your contract with your rules

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