IO Interactive sets out to bring us into the world of the assassination, which frankly is quite unsettling, as you do know these type of things are near common place.
It’s the world between the headlines, amongst the shadows, where economics and luxury collide with violence and power.
This is the world where the assassin thrives.
Hitman will launch on March 11th as a episodic game experience with a major live component. The episodic nature of Hitman allows us to craft both individual stories centred on Agent 47’s targets as well as longer season stories involving 47, Diana Burnwood, the ICA, and an entirely new main cast.
The structure is said to be inspired by contemporary TV series’ and will unfold over multiple seasons. The overall story and the individual mission stories run in parallel but as the first season progresses, the tracks will merge and become one.
The Hitman Beta will be available first on PS4 starting February 12th. You can guarantee your access right now by pre-ordering either the Full Experience or Intro Pack via PlayStation Store. The Hitman Collector’s Edition will also include access to the beta, and full details on that are up on the dedicated CE page. Whichever version you choose to pre-order, you’ll also get the Blood Money Requiem Pack.
PS4 players will also get exclusive access to The Sarejevo Six. These are six bonus contracts that tell a self-contained side-story revolving around former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA. As Agent 47, you will have to travel the world in pursuit of his targets, with one contract available in each location from the game.
The first PS4 exclusive contract will be available when the game launches on March 11th. We’re calling it “The Director.” Your target is Scott Sarno, Director of European Operations for the CICADA private military corporation. He is a thirty-year veteran of clandestine operations and has been linked to a number of questionable operations in Europe and the Middle East as far back as the mid-nineties. He is highly trained and incredibly observant, you should expect him to be constantly shadowed by numerous CICADA agents.
The time to strike, well, is just a matter of timing.
Hitman Beta comes to the Playstation 4 come February 12th 2016 and for the PC come February 19th
Hitman launches March 11th 2016