Io-Interactive today released even more details for Hitman which releases on March 11th for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and home entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
A change to the release structure, sees Hitman become a truly episodic AAA video game experience, with a significant live component. Where gamers will perform contract hits on deadly, high-profile targets in unique areas all over the world.
And yes, you’ll still have access to the iconic Silverballer.
Beginning with a Prologue Mission and a Paris place on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy launching in April, then Morocco launching in May. From there Hitman will deliver routine month-to-month content updates, consisting of 3 extra locations; Thailand, the US, and Japan, until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016. With weekly live events and added planned content between the monthly updates.
“We decided to take the full leap and publish Hitman as a genuinely episodic video game experience,” stated Hannes Seifert, Head of Studio at Io-Interactive. “Part of that decision is for that bit of additional time to guarantee every location we release is at the quality level fitting for a Hitman game. But the main driving factor is that this will permit us to create a living game that will expand and evolve gradually and establish a foundation for the future– this is the first game in a storyline which will continue and broaden with future Hitman games.”.
A new Intro Pack now consists of Prologue and Paris levels and will launch at the brand-new rate of $15 (or regional equivalent). Each subsequent location will be priced at $10 as an add-on product to the Intro Pack. Alternatively, players can buy the Full Experience in advance for $60. This consists of all of this year’s content as it’s released, and ensures them not to miss out on any live or bonus offer content.
The disc variation of Hitman will ship at the end of 2016.
PlayStation users will likewise get to The Sarajevo Six. 6 Bonus Contracts, one of which will be released with each area and sees Agent 47 take a trip around the world in pursuit of 6 former members of a paramilitary device called CICADA in this self-contained side-story special for PlayStation 4 users.
For players desiring to enter the video game early, the Hitman beta starts on February 12th on PlayStation 4 and February 19th on PC. Gamers can guarantee access to the beta by pre-ordering the Full Experience or the new Intro Pack.