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Written by Dustin Murphy
Welcome back Agent 47, it’s been a while, and we are excited to see you returning with a ban when it comes to the newly announced HITMAN™, that will be leading up the digital gaming experience on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on Windows PC starting December 8th, 2015. This will mark the first time in a few years that fans will get to take on contracts to take out powerful and high-profile peoples while visiting exotic locales around the world, which means that fans will return to Marrakesh only to enjoy the beautiful city of Paris.
“This is a true HITMAN fantasy, a highly challenging, thinking person’s game where creativity is rewarded,” said Christian Elverdam, Creative Director, Io-Interactive. “You have the power and intelligence of Agent 47™ at your fingertips and it is your choice whether to use brute force or orchestrate a genuine masterpiece of assassination.”
Looking at the upcoming release of the game, Io-Interactive and Square Enix have announced that the game will be lead with a digital release then a physical release so that players can turn into the world of assassination as Agent 47.
“This is new ground for HITMAN, coming out digital first enables us to do something new, bold and exciting,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive. “We are building a live, expanding and evolving world of assassination where we continuously develop the game, listening closely to the players as we release new locations, missions and hits as soon as they are ready – where $60 and not a dollar more gets you full access to the experience.”
“This game marks a new direction for the studio,” continued Seifert. “With HITMAN, we are not only embracing our core fans in a new way by bringing them closer to the development than ever before but we are also laying the foundation for a very exciting future by embracing what a live environment can offer a title like this. It is only the beginning for us and for HITMAN.”
I’m one that could be called a skeptic when it comes to digital only releases. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the Hitman Franchise, but with a digital first release, it seems – in a way- that Square Enix and Io-Interactive have forgotten about the fans who can’t download games first. We’ll see how this goes, but with all else aside, it looks like Hitman will be back and better than before.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter @GamingAnomaly, Google+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.