When Hitman was revealed to be an episodic game, IO Interactive told angry gamers they could wait for the full retail release instead of playing the episodes one at a time. Now we finally have a release date for that retail version.
“The disc combines everything we have learned, refined and updated over the course of a 10-month live season. It’s the direct result of live input, development and feedback from our players,” Studio Head Hannes Seifert explains in the announcement.
Collecting the entire first season, along with a few extra goodies, the retail disc will be available January 31, 2017. The full season includes the already released prologue, France, Italy, Morocco, and Thailand locations, as well as the USA and Japan, both of which will presumably release before the retail version. Disc owners will also receive access to all of the limited-time Elusive Target missions held after the January 31 release.
Coming in a steelbook, the game will also feature other DLC. This includes 3 bonus missions: ‘The Icon’ and ‘A House Built on Sand’ missions from the Summer Bonus Episode and a new mission called ‘Landslide.’ As for other goodies, the disc version will come with the game’s soundtrack, a ‘making of’ documentary, and the Requiem Blood Money Pack. The pack comes with the iconic white suit, a chrome handgun, and a white rubber ducky explosive.
Earlier this month, IO Interactive admitted that the team currently has plans for three seasons of Hitman, even though the first season is still ongoing and the second has yet to be officially announced.