Warner Bros. Hits the Scene as the New Hitman Publisher

Fans rejoice! It seems that the world still hasn’t had enough of Agent 47, as Warner Bros. announces that they will be the new Hitman publisher.

As Square Enix had dropped the Hitman franchise, it seems like our dear friends at Io Interactive retained the license to the 47. Now, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Io have partnered for a worldwide publishing and distribution deal for Hitman: Definitive Edition.

Here’s an overview of the game according to Warner Bros.:

The Hitman: Definitive Edition will feature new in-game disguises for Agent 47 inspired by classic IO Interactive titles – Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas – celebrating the Danish studio’s 20th anniversary, in addition to all previously released content and game updates from the first season of Hitman.

The Hitman: Definitive Edition will include the following content:

  • IO Interactive’s 20th Anniversary Outfit Bundle – Three new outfits inspired by Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas
  • Hitman Season One (Main Game) – Seven exotic locations from the first season, including Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado and Hokkaido, along with the ICA Facility
  • Hitman Game of the Year Edition Content – Four missions from the Patient Zero Campaign, three themed Escalation Contracts that unlock three unique weapons, as well as the Clown Suit, Cowboy Suit and Raven Suit from the recent Game of the Year digital release
  • Hitman Summer Bonus Episode – Featuring ICA bonus missions in Sapienza and Marrakesh
  • Hitman: Blood Money Requiem Pack – Including the Requiem Suit, Pale Duck Explosive and ICA Chrome Pistol
  • All featured Contracts, Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and game updates from Hitman Season One and the Hitman Game of the Year Edition
  • Please note that a portion of add-on content is not pre-loaded on the Hitman: Definitive Edition disc and requires an internet connection. Additional content is approximately 12 to 24 gigabytes depending on platform.

Elusive Targets that have already run and ended may not be available again as these are time limited events.

Hitman: the Definitive Edition will be hitting the stalls on May 18.

[Sources: IGN, Gematsu]