Hitman story details revealed for new game
Io-Interactive and Square Enix have revealed some new story details on the upcoming Hitman, the sixth game in the popular franchise but the first episodic title in the series. The game’s description reads as follows:
“There is a world beyond yours, where economics and luxury collide with violence and power. Welcome to a world of assassination, a dangerous place of hidden violence where secret deals and bloody murder decides who holds power. It is a world where agencies such as the ICA work in the shadows to bring balance to the power struggle.”
Hitman will launch on March 11th as a truly episodic game experience with a major live component. The episodic nature of Hitman allows for both individual stories centred on Agent 47’s targets as well as longer season stories involving 47, Diana Burnwood, the ICA, and an entirely new main cast. The game’s structure is inspired by contemporary TV series’ and will unfold over multiple seasons. To begin with, the overall story and the individual mission stories run in parallel but as the first season progresses, the tracks will merge and become one.
In addition, the beta for Hitman will launch on PlayStation 4 on February 12, which fans can gain access to by pre-ordering the Full Experience or Intro Pack via PlayStation Store. Fans that pre-order the Hitman Collector’s Edition will also include access to the beta, and no matter what versions you pre-order you’ll gain access to the Blood Money Requiem Pack.
PlayStation 4 players will also get exclusive access to The Sarejevo Six, six bonus contracts that tell a self-contained side-story revolving around former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA. Agent 47 will travel the world in pursuit of his targets, with one contract available in each location from the game. The first of these will be available when the game launches.