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Hitman: Game of the Year Edition announced ahead of Season Two release date

October 24, 2017 3:31 PM
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Hitman: Game of the Year Edition announced ahead of Season Two release date

IO Interactive has announced that Hitman is going to get a Game of the Year Edition.

The newly announced version of the game will release as the base game, alongside all the content released as Season One of the game, with a new bonus campaign called 'Patient Zero'.

This new version of the game will be available from November 7 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

It'll retail for $60, and will be available to anyone that's already purchased the base game and Season One for $20 as part of the GOTY upgrade.

The biggest addition as part of this new version of the game is 'Patient Zero' - a new campaign coming with four missions, taking place in 'reworked' versions of existing game levels, with new briefings, new audio tracks and new dialogue.

"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," reads the Patient Zero's description.

"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."

The Game of the Year Edition of the game will also release with new Escalation contracts, new weapons, new clothing options for Agent 47.

The reworked game will also feature new challenges, improvements to existing features, and new lighting enhancements.

But developer IO Interactive didn't want to give too much of the game away - there will also be a few 'new surprises' on top of everything that's been revealed so far.

• Clown Suit and themed weapon: Corky the Clown is back! This fan-favourite from Blood Money returns in Hitman and his red wig, colourful socks and giant shoes look better than ever! Not only does the clown suit look great, but it's the only way to carry his signature weapon without attracting attention. A New Bat will trigger custom sound and visual effects every time it is used.

• Raven Suit and themed weapon: Where tactical meets practical and stylish, you'll find the Raven Suit. This is the perfect choice for Agent 47's sniper operations. The Raven Suit is black and charcoal with the finest gloves and pockets for every tool. The Sieger 300 Ghost is a unique ICA variant of the Sieger 300 and the all-black rifle perfectly matches the Raven Suit for high-precision, high-damage long-range engagements. It's got a supressor, an extended scope with four levels of zoom and the Marksman perk, which allows you to improve your aim and slow time.

• Three themed Escalation Contracts: 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 three stages, so expect the challenge to ramp up quickly--one of the Escalations reaches seven 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.


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