Hitman
4 years ago.
First "Talking Hitman: Agent 47" video released
Today, Square Enix and IO Interactive released the first part of a video series called "Talking Hitman: Agent 47". In the short video Studio Creative Director Christian Elverdam, Main Writer Michael Vogt and Art Director Jonathan Rowe answer the question "What's it like to build a game around a person that doesn't really change that much?". https://youtu.be/KW2DbQz3Zss The next Hitman game will be the first in the series being released online and completely episodic right from the start. The first episode will include Agents 47's recruitment…
4 years ago.
Hitman Collector's Edition announced
Update: Amazon has revealed The HITMAN Collector's Edition is slated to release on March 11th 2016 - releasing around the same time as the game's Prologue Mission is. Original story below as follows Shortly after the announcement of HITMAN going episodic, the collector's edition of the game has appeared online. In all it's redness & polish, the HITMAN Collector's Edition comes with: A Collector's Box A Digital Game Download of the full HITMAN game A hardcover artwork with 60 pages of HITMAN art Agent 47's iconic Tie & Clip Set A…
4 years ago.
Hitman is now a "Fully Episodic AAA Game"
In a recent press release, studio Io-Interactive has shared further details for their latest game Hitman - announcing it will release episodically along with a new, separate pricing structure. Starting with a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May. From there Hitman will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in…
4 years ago.
Hitman launching on March 11th
Square Enix revealed today that Hitman will be launching on March 11th, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, originally scheduled for a December 8th release. The intro pack includes all of the launch content, plus all Live Events and Contracts for the locations released in March 2016. The Upgrade pack will give you access to all the other content for an additional cost of $29.99 and will be available to purchase at launch. Full access to everything can…
4 years ago.
Hitman: EGX 2015 panel on next Saturday
IO Interactive plans to infiltrate the EGX 2015 in Birmingham on Saturday, September 26. They arrive with a special guest: David Bateson, the South African actor, who lends Agent 47 his voice and body since the beginning of the series. The actor will join a session with the developers at 3pm (GMT), which "will share a unique and alternative play-through of Hitman’s Show Stopper mission". There is an open Q&A session with the audience at the end. If you are not afraid of Agent…
4 years ago.
Hitman: Release delayed to March 2016
Since its announcement at E3 2015 the next Hitman really made good impressions. To our surprise the game will have a digital launch and was initially promised to release in December already. At Gamescom 2015 we got a closer look at the Showstopper level in Paris, but a hands-on or more gameplay was not provided. Fans wondered about the launch content and hoped for more details about the game's beta. Square Enix promised more information shortly after Gamescom. But then weeks passed and…
4 years ago.
PAX Prime 2015: Hitman art panel showed nice visuals, teased level in Italy
Final Fantasy XV is not the only beautiful game being developed under the roof of Square Enix as IO Interactive once again proved at PAX Prime. In the art panel Art Director Jonathan Rowe and Main Writer Michael Vogt shared some insights into the new, more photorealistic design of Hitman 6. https://youtu.be/huBXQb_vNUs Jonathan Rowe recalled that many previous design choices were made due to technical limitations. Agent 47 e.g. was originally meant to be a man in his 40s with slightly greyed…
4 years ago.
PAX Prime 2015: Hitman Showstopper level gameplay video released
At the end of the "Art of Hitman" panel at PAX Prime, IO Interactive revealed a playthrough video of the "Showstopper" level set in Paris. Most of these gameplay scenes were previously shown to Gamescom visitors only, but they are finally available for everyone. It nicely showcases the advanced level design, which is described as a "Swiss cheese", because there are so many opportunities to enter, traverse or manipulate the locations. The video also demonstrates the capabilities of the new graphics…
4 years ago.
Hitman launch content rumors are false
During this week a rumor about the launch content for the next Hitman game arised, following information shared on the game's Amazon.com product site. Visitors could read the following sentence: “Expanding World of Assassination: Travel around the globe in the seven all new missions in Season One. After this rumor made the rounds, the sentence was removed from Amazon.com. Could this rumor be true? For the first time ever, the next Hitman game will see a full price digital release on December 8th 2015…
4 years ago.
PAX Prime 15: Hitman program details
In today's press release, Square Enix confirmed their lineup and several events taking place at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime 2015, including the new Hitman game. If you eagerly waited for more facts about the next installment of the series, the Hitman panel might catch your attention as it may include more gameplay scenes and other visuals. HITMAN - THE ART OF ASSASSINATION Hydra Theatre from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., August 28 …
4 years ago.
GC 2015: Hitman interview with Hannes Seifert
Dies ist die englische Version des Interviews, bitte lest die deutsche Version hier. At this year's E3 Io-Interactive surprised the fans with a new Hitman game, which is simply called Hitman. It takes us back to the roots and throws most of the supernatural Instinct mode of its prequel over board. The anti-hero Agent 47 is at the climax of his career and eliminates targets for The Agency around the world. The developers plan to break some new ground with a brand new…
4 years ago.
GC 2015: Hitman Interview mit Hannes Seifert (German)
This is the German version of our interview, read the English version here. Auf der diesjährigen E3 überraschte Io-Interactive die Fans mit einem neuen Hitman-Spiel, welches einfach nur "Hitman" heißt. Es führt uns zurück zu den Wurzeln der Serie und schmeißt den Großteil des übersinnlichen Instinkt-Modus aus dem Vorgänger über Bord. Der Antiheld Agent 47 ist am Höhepunkt seiner Karriere und eliminiert für die Agency Ziele auf der ganzen Welt. Mit einem neuen Veröffentlichungsmodell betreten die Entwickler Neuland: Das Spiel erscheint am 8.…
4 years ago.
GC 2015: Niels Bye Nielsen to compose next Hitman game soundtrack
The next iteration of the series is just called "Hitman" and while it respects its roots, it also breaks new ground in terms of graphics, business model and non-linear gameplay. For many years, BAFTA award winner Jesper Kyd accompanied the Hitman series with his soundtrack compositions. Then, suddenly, Kyd was replaced for Hitman: Absolution by Thomas Bärtschi with additional music written by Peter Kyed, Peter Peter and Dynamedion. At Gamescom 2015, Hannes Seifert, Studio Head of Io-Interactive revealed Niels Bye Nielsen as the new composer for the…
4 years ago.
GC 2015: New Hitman screenshots show Agent 47 at work
Square Enix released four new Hitman screenshots, showing Agent 47 at a nice sniper hideout, "watching" other people having accidents on rooftops and checking out French bouncers. The shots seem to be taken from the Paris level at Gamescom, where the bald assassin has to take care of spy ring leader Viktor Novikov. Look forward to our preview and interview about Hitman in the following days, including an exclusive news announcement. …
4 years ago.
GC 2015: New Hitman apparel collection coming from Musterbrand
The German gaming apparel company Musterbrand told Nova Crystallis that a new Hitman apparel collection is in the works, in collaboration with Square Enix. Musterbrand specializes in high quality gamer street wear and accessories. The key concept behind every item is to draw inspiration from the games with a lot attention to detail, but without plastering the whole surface with logos and characters. Knut Bergel, founder of Musterbrand shared a first preview of the new Hitman suit, tie and shirt with us…