HITMAN Fully Episodic Release Details

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Io-Interactive delivered a press release today with new information for the new HITMAN game which is due to release March 11th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. HITMAN is now being referred to as “a truly episodic game”. Io-interactive says “players will perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world.” The game will start with what they are calling the “Prologue Mission”, as well as a mission in Paris, to be followed by a mission in Italy in April and Morocco in May. The plan is to then have regular monthly updates with locations of Thailand, the United States, and Japan, also where the “season” will conclude later in 2016. Between those updates will be weekly live events and other content not detailed yet.

Pricing for HITMAN is different than your standard AAA game. You may purchase the Intro Pack, which is the Prologue & Paris missions, for $15 USD on March 11, and buy subsequent packs for $10 USD as they release. Alternatively, players can buy the “Upgrade Pack” for $50 USD after buying the Prologue/Paris levels. This pricing structure brings the total to $65 USD If you are more confident that the game will give you exactly what you are expecting, you may choose to pay for the full experience up front for $60 USD, saving yourself $5. These are all prices and schedule for the digital release. The retail physical version will ship at the end of 2016, with no price information at this time.

PlayStation 4 players will also have exclusive access to The Sarajevo Six. These are six bonus contracts, one per location, which will have Agent 47 traveling across the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA. This is being referred to as a “self-contained side-story for PlayStation 4 users”

In addition, HITMAN will have a beta starting on February 12 on PS4 and the 19th on PC. Beta access is guaranteed to those pre-ordering the Full ($59.99) Experience or the Intro Pack ($15).

Written by John Payant

John Payant

Playing games since the late 70s, before the word “gamer” even existed! PlayStation since US Day one 9-9-95. I hope I write better than I play :).

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