Hitman Game of the Year Edition Announced, Releasing Next Month

Today, Io Interactive announced that Hitman – Game of the Year Edition is releasing next month on November 7. According to the developers, the package will include The Complete First Season of the game, the brand new “Patient Zero” campaign, all new Escalation contracts, new weapons, new suits, new challenges, and other improvements to the game.

Ever since becoming an independent studio, Io Interactive has been relatively quiet in the Hitman department, but now they are ready to announce a whole wave of new content. Packaged along with the Game of the Year Edition, Io has promised tons of new content including an entirely new campaign. The GOTY Edition will be available for $60 to newcomers, but anyone who already owns the complete first season, either digitally or not, can purchase the “GOTY upgrade” for $20.

For an in-depth look at some of what’s coming, take a look below, and for even more information check out Io Interactive’s blog post:

New: Patient Zero Campaign

After the routine elimination of a target, a contingency plan to unleash a global pandemic is triggered and Agent 47 must race against the clock to prevent a virus from spreading. This four-mission campaign spans different locations in the game, each one re-worked from the original settings with new gameplay opportunities, disguises, characters, challenges, gameplay mechanics, AI behaviour and HUD elements. Bangkok, Sapienza, Colorado and Hokkaido look and feel completely different with a new time of day and new custom music created by the composer for Season One, Niels Bye Nielsen.

New: Themed Escalation Contracts

There’s more! We’ve created a new Escalation Contract for each new weapon/suit combination. You’ll be dressing in each new suit and using each new weapon as you complete Escalation Contracts with some brand new complications based on some new gameplay mechanics. We’ve themed these new features with each suit to make for some unique experiences.

Each Escalation comes with a new starting location unique to that Contract and all of the Escalations are made up of 3-stages, so expect the challenge to ramp up quickly- one of the Escalations reaches 7 targets, something we’ve never done before in this game. Completing each Escalation Contract will unlock the corresponding weapon to be used in all locations across the entire game, which means that Clown Only, Striker Only runs are now possible and we can’t wait to see them!

The Hitman – Game of the Year Edition will release on November 7.

[Source: Io Interactive]