Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:15am 03/03/16 | 0 Comments
Given the foundation of Hitman, IO's idea to slowly release the game across seven "seasons" throughout 2016 with each season being something of a new 'contract', certainly sounds on-point and today's new trailer gives us our first glimpse at some of the areas and Hitmany things we'll be doing when Season One kicks off on March 11.
Featuring the track “Men Today” by HEALTH, the trailer showcases the Prologue and Paris locations from the first episode as well as the Italian coastal town of Sapienza dropping in April and a first glimpse at several areas from the Moroccan imperial city of Marrakesh arriving in May. HITMAN will grow, deepen and evolve over the seven total episodes that are released through 2016.
Essentially each month there will be limited "Elusive" contracts, available only within a short time-frame within that season. The Hitman website explains them as targets that "will be custom-created characters that are added to existing locations and are only there for a limited time in real-time. You'll only have one chance to take them down. If they escape, they are gone for good. If you kill them, that's the way that you killed them. There are no do-overs and no second chances. When an Elusive Target leaves the game world (one way or another) they never return."
The definitive nature of the above is just one of the cool things coming to Hitman alongside Escalation mode and Live Challenges -- essentially challenges inspired by the community that can be added in at any time by the developers.
Of course price is defining aspect to this seemingly ambitious project. Getting access to all seven episodes is currently set at AUD$84.95 on the Hitman site, with the option to purchase an "Upgrade Pack" which allows you to "unlock access for all future locations, live content, Contracts Mode along with five PlayStation Exclusive contracts from The Sarajevo Six", however, the Upgrade Pack, which is AUD$67.96, can only be "purchased in conjunction" with the "Intro Pack" (AUD$22.95) which has exclusive content for PS4 and also gives you access to "Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content".
You can also just buy each month's episodes for AUD$14.96.