Meant to hold players over until the last three episodes of Hitman are ready, Square Enix is giving fans a bit of free content this summer. On July 19, the Summer Bonus Episode will add two new missions to the game.
Both taking place before the events of the main game, the missions are a look back at Agent 47’s first trips to Sapienza and Marrakesh, developer Io-Interactive announced on the game’s official site.
Set in a redone Sapienza, the first mission is The Icon. “When the town of Sapienza is taken over by a film crew shooting a new sci-fi blockbuster. Agent 47 must aim to retire one of the cast members during a climactic scene being staged late at night in the town square.”
The Marrakesh mission is then called A House Built on Sand. “Set at the frenetic night markets in Marrakesh, a mole for a major construction company is about to sell secrets to their largest rivals. Agent 47 is tasked with making sure the leak stops there.”
Io-Interactive promises both will have a very different feel than the locations Hitman players already know. The episode comes complete with Challenges and Opportunities, and the locations will serve as new settings for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets going forward.
Though we still don’t have a release date for any of Hitman’s future episodes, Thailand, the United States, and Japan are all set to arrive before the end of the year.