Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive have announced World of Assassination, an ever-expanding game world that will bring remastered locations from the previous game to HITMAN 2.
Known as the HITMAN Legacy Pack, all six locations – Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado, Hokkaido – will be accessible as downloadable content (DLC) and will incorporate various new features from HITMAN 2, including a brand new progression system, addition of hiding in foliage and crowds displayed at improved fidelity, picture-in-picture mode, strategic use of mirrors, improved combat A.I., new gameplay items like the briefcase, dart gun, flash grenades, etc., new difficulty levels and much more!
As new elements and game modes are continually added to HITMAN 2, as well as the previous game’s locations, World of Assassination will offer a continuous experience that will never stop growing and never stop challenging players, defining the past, present and future of Hitman.
The HITMAN Legacy Pack will be available to owners of the previous game for free. Owners of Season 1 can download the remastered and enhanced content once HITMAN 2 launches without any additional costs.
“We have been through an amazing journey with our fans and community and are extremely proud of the continued love and support,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “This is our way to say a big thank you and give something back. We have finally revealed our long-term vision to deliver the World of Assassination, an ever-expanding continuous universe starting from Paris in Season 1, going all the way through to the end of HITMAN 2 and beyond with our future endeavours. To create a universe like this is not only an ambitious task creatively, but also technically. I am in awe and admiration with our incredibly talented team and what they have achieved.”
I have to say I’m genuinely impressed by this latest announcement and this trailer. If the developers can stick the landing with this latest iteration in the HITMAN franchise than this could be the best one yet. The real question is will this satiate the hardcore fans of the series? Only time will tell stay tuned to GamEir as the Hitman draws ever closer.