Uncertain future aside, Hitman developers Io Interactive are still supporting their masterful murder sim with new content, and they’ve just announced their schedule for June.
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The first content arrives today: two new escalation contracts, one in Sapienza and one in Bangkok.
- Sapienza’s ‘Spaggiari Subversion’ is the first escalation contract on the Landslide bonus mission and plays out over five stages. Expect three different targets, some weapon and disguise restrictions, and a few other surprises.
- Bangkok’s ‘Asya Attunement’ is its fourth escalation contract. Its five stages will have you play around with shotguns, laser tripwires, exterminators, enforcers, and kill streaks.
Ten new featured contracts, created by the community and hand-picked by Io, will also be added today. Later in the month, the 25th (and second-to-last) elusive target is let loose in Hokkaido.
Finally, there’s a mandatory game update for all platforms, which Io are “very excited to talk about.” How intriguing. More details on that will be shared later.
Here’s the announcement on the Hitman blog.
Square Enix dumped Io Interactive last month amid extraordinary losses, despite the relative success of 2016's Hitman. The future of the studio and the iconic series is still in doubt, but there was a ray of hope in Square Enix's earnings call last week, which revealed that the company is looking for external investors capable of sustaining the franchise.