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'Hitman' Arrives Today On PC, PS4, Xbox One

Agent 47’s latest adventure starts today with the release of the new Hitman game. Since its reveal at last year’s E3, the game went through a series of changes before it was finally available to the public.

What’s New

Instead of a linear path through each level, this new game takes a sandbox approach. There are multiple ways to sneak past guards and employees, as well as various methods to take down your target. In addition, each level is immense. The developers mentioned that the Paris level is six times larger than the “Streets of Hope” mission from Hitman: Absolution.

At launch, you'll have access to the Prologue and Paris missions. You’ll also be able to take on an Escalation Contract. This special contract will have you kill a specific target throughout the course of five stages. However, each stage of the contract is more difficult than the last, so you’ll have to be more creative in killing your target. Next week, the developers will introduce Elusive Targets that are around for a limited time. To make things more difficult, you have only one chance to kill the target before he or she escapes your grasp.

A Rocky Road

Initially the game was supposed to come out last December, but IO Interactive delayed it to March to increase the amount of content available at launch. At the time, the developers already told fans that a portion of the game would be available only when it comes out with the rest of the content, at some point in the future.

In January, the developers made Hitman an episodic game. At launch, players will have access to the Prologue and Paris missions only. Additional levels in Italy, Morocco, Thailand, the U.S., and Japan will come in the months following the initial release. Weekly content and Contracts Mode will also be available at launch.

Check It Out

If you want a taste of what the new game has to offer, you can buy the Intro Pack, which includes the Prologue and Paris missions, weekly content, and Contracts Mode, for $15. Each new map will cost you an additional $10, or you can upgrade to the full version for $50. You can still buy the full game at $60, or get the Collector’s Edition at $140. It comes in a special collector’s box and includes Agent 47’s tie, an art book and a statue of Agent 47.

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  • dstarr3
    Typo in headline. Should read "'Hitman' Kind-of Sort-of Partially Slightly Arrives-ish Today On PC, PS4, Xbox One."
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    No the head line should read... Hitman Kind-of-Sort-of Partially Slightly Arrices-sh today on PS4, Xbox one, and supper buggy almost unplayable going to take every penny hitman on pc.
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  • eklipz330
    buy this game if you feel like throwing your money away. we can't support practices like this.
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  • WarWolverineWarrior
    Nobody cares. Everyone is playing The Division.
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  • hoofhearted
    From reading the Steam reviews, the online DRM aspect of this game totally sucks. Has "Mixed" with only 48% positive. I am not sure how they arrive at this 48% number. If you manually start browsing the reviews and start tallying the negative reviews, it really looks more like may 5 or 10% positive. All complaints lead to DRM and having to tweak registry settings to get higher resolutions.
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  • Morbus
    From reading the Steam reviews, the online DRM aspect of this game totally sucks. Has "Mixed" with only 48% positive. I am not sure how they arrive at this 48% number. If you manually start browsing the reviews and start tallying the negative reviews, it really looks more like may 5 or 10% positive. All complaints lead to DRM and having to tweak registry settings to get higher resolutions.
    I believe there are companies that do fake reviews in weird languages that are not displayed for most of the world, and those count as positive reviews. This happens for a lot of games, for some reason. I'm not saying IO is committing fraud, but that HAS happened with some games, and it certainly looks to be happening with this turd.
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