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[edit] Background

Hitman 2016 is the next entry to the Hitman franchise marking it as the 6th game in the franchise and the prequel to the series. The game is being developed by series developer IO Interactive and is being published by Square Enix. It was previously set to launch in 2015 however it has been delayed to March 2016 to allow additional development time.

[edit] Game Play

Hitman is a third-person stealth game where players take control of Agent 47 as he works to assassinate his targets. It's been revealed that there are many different ways to assassinate targets allowing players greater freedom in this area so that they can snipe from a distance, use melee weapons or even use explosives. Like the previous games in the series, players can create distractions and use disguises to sneak close to their targets in order to assassinate them; players can even disguise assassinations by creating 'accidents' that kill the target.

Some missions in the game are time-limited and will only appear once; failing to complete these means they will never have another chance at it. Non-playable characters can also impact the game, for example the player can gain more information about the position of their target through listening to the news.

Levels are said to feature a similar structure to Hitman: Blood Money with each level being a small sandbox world for the player to explore, however maps in the game are much larger and can hold up to 300 non-playable characters. The checkpoint system from Hitman: Absolution has been removed and played can save at anytime during the missions.

Contracts Mode returns in Hitman; players can create their own scenarios and assassination targets which can be shared online with other players.

[edit] Features

Assassinate your way – The diversity in Hitman is huge and players can assassinate their targets in any style they want.

Time-limited missions – Some missions can only be done once and failure to complete it means the player will never see it again

Sandbox – Each level has it's own sandbox map to explore and play with

Create the hits! - Players can devise and create their own scenarios to play or share online with others

[edit] Hardware Info

Hitman will be available for Windows PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4. It will not be available on last generation consoles.

[edit] PC Hardware Info

The PC requirements for Hitman have not yet been released.

Official URL

http://hitman.com

News

Hitman is now an episodic release, full disc release coming at the end of 2016

Collector's editions remain unchanged

Jan 15 at 9:21am, by Philip Moody | 16 comments
E3 2015: Next Hitman takes contracts starting Dec. 8, sandbox assassinations start with PS4 beta

E3 Extensive post-launch DLC plans and all of it for free

Jun 17 at 11:28am, by Matt Newbould | 6 comments
Next-gen Hitman details emerge in open letter from IO

Not just any Hitman, but a AAA Hitman

Jan 20, 2014, by Philip Moody | 10 comments
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Dec 31, 2016 (PS4)
    • Dec 8, 2015 (XBOXONE)
    • May 20, 2003 (PC)
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