Before E3 2018 kicked off earlier this summer IO Interactive announced that Hitman 2, a sequel to their episodic reboot of the hit video game series, was on the way.
Now, as Gamescom 2018 gets started this week, they’ve released a “World of Assassination” trailer for the new game. The trailer also reveals some exciting news for fans of the games: all of the missions from the previous game have been updated with the sequel’s improvements and will be available to play within Hitman 2. And better yet, if you already own the previous game, you’ll have access to these updated missions for free.
You can find more info and watch the “World of Assassination” trailer below.
Weâ€™re really excited to finally announce the WORLD OF ASSASSINATION, a brand new way to immerse yourself in the HITMAN universe.
Welcome to the WORLD OF ASSASSINATION, an ever-expanding game world that will bring remastered and enhanced locations from the previous game to HITMAN 2.
Known as the HITMAN Legacy Pack, all six locations â€“ Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado and Hokkaido â€“ will be accessible as downloadable content and will incorporate various new features from HITMAN 2, including a brand new progression system, addition of hiding in foliage and crowds displayed at improved fidelity, picture-in-picture mode, strategic use of mirrors, improved combat A.I., new gameplay items like the briefcase, dart gun, flash grenades, etc., new difficulty levels, and much more!
As new elements and game modes are continually added to HITMAN 2, as well as the previous gameâ€™s locations, WORLD OF ASSASSINATION will offer a continuous experience that will never stop growing and never stop challenging players, defining the past, present and future of HITMAN.
The HITMAN Legacy Pack will be available to owners of the previous game for free. Owners of Season 1 can download the remastered and enhanced content once HITMAN 2 launches without any additional costs.
â€œWe have been through an amazing journey with our fans and community and are extremely proud of the continued love and support,â€ said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive.
â€œThis is our way to say a big thank you and give something back. We have finally revealed our long-term vision to deliver the World of Assassination, an ever-expanding continuous universe starting from Paris in Season 1, going all the way through to the end of HITMAN 2 and beyond with our future endeavors. To create a universe like this is not only an ambitious task creatively, but also technically. I am in awe and admiration with our incredibly talented team and what they have achieved.â€
Hitman 2 is currently set for a November 13th release.
As we approach the release of HITMAN 2 we want to update the previous season with all the new features and improvements of our new game. This will define the past, present and future of Hitman: This is the World of Assassination.