- PC (Steam) (N/A)
- Xbox One (8.35 GB)
- PlayStation 4 (8.6 GB)
Mission sizes not included.
If you're in SCEE regions (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania), the game will have a rolling midnight launch, meaning that when it's 00:01 on March 11th in your country, the game will be available.Xbox One
For SCEA regions, (United States, Canada and Latin America), the game will unlock for everybody at one time: March 11, 00:01 PST
HITMAN will have a rolling midnight launch, so when the clock hits 00:01 on March 11 in your country, the game will be available - with one exception.PC via Steam
In the US, all players will get access at the same time: March 11, 00:01 EST
All PC players will get access to the game at the same time globally, starting on 09:01 PST, March 11.
There is a world beyond yours, where economics and luxury collide with violence and power. Welcome to the world of assassination, a dangerous place of hidden violence where secret deals and bloody murder decides who holds power.
It is a world where agencies such as the ICA work in the shadows to bring balance to the power struggle.
The world of assassination is an expression of the ongoing game world we have built over the last 15 years at Io-Interactive, since the release of the very first Hitman game. It is the setting for past, present and future Hitman games.
The Full Experience gives you everything in HITMAN. You will have access to all locations, all live content, Contracts Mode and additional game updates.
Upon release players have access to the Intro Pack content - Prologue Mission, the Paris Sanguine Fashion Show, full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and other live content.
Remaining content will be available as six releases periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016. As Agent 47, you will perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world.
Future locations - in April visit Sapienza, Italy and track down a scientist residing in the sunny coastal town. In May, the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco. And as the story expands you will travel to Thailand and the USA before concluding in Japan later in 2016.
The Contracts that are available for a limited-time are what we call Elusive Targets. An Elusive Target is the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we've ever created. These targets will be custom-created characters that are added to existing locations and are only there for a limited time in real-time.Escalation Mode
You'll only have one chance to take them down. If they escape, they are gone for good. If you kill them, that's the way that you killed them. There are no do-overs and no second chances. When an Elusive Target leaves the game world (one way or another) they never return.
Each Elusive Target will have a custom briefing video, a backstory and a unique reason for being in that location. When you're actually playing in the location, the Elusive Target will not appear on the map and will not appear in Instinct. In order to find them, you'll need to use clues from the briefing video and a photograph that you will be able to review. You'll need to explore, find your target, learn their patterns and come up with a plan to eliminate them - all whilst playing.
The pressure will be on when you've got the target in your sights. If you miss the shot and chaos breaks loose, you will need to have a plan B, because the save-game is disabled during an Elusive Target. If you kill the wrong person or die when trying to exfiltrate, that's it. Game over, the target escapes.
As the season unfolds, you’ll earn in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target contracts. The rewards are signature suits from previous Hitman games and versions of those suits with gloves. There’s also a version of the signature suit from the new HITMAN with gloves. We know that Elusive Targets are not going to be easy, they were designed that way.
Escalation Mode is something else completely new for HITMAN and was created as a way to regularly provide a fresh challenge to players. You'll need to master the location as well as the gameplay mechanics to complete a hit that will escalate in difficulty by adding new elements.Contracts Mode
As an example, the first stage could be to eliminate your target with a sabre. Then, the second stage could be to eliminate your target with a sabre whilst dressed as a waiter and removing any security camera recordings within two minutes. We are able to change where the security cameras are and also add additional ‘security’ measures to the locations, such as laser trip-wire explosives that you’ll need to avoid.
Escalation Mode has a strong focus on having fun with the game mechanics and mixing them up – pretty much anything goes in this mode. It’s more about being playful than realistic. For each Escalation Contract, there are five stages and you're free to replay them as you wish to climb the leaderboards. As with Elusive Targets, the save-game functions are disabled.
All Escalation contracts and Elusive Targets are created by IOI and will be released between the location releases as part of the live content.
On top of those new features, we also have Contracts Mode. You'll know this from Absolution. Play-to-create, mark your own targets, choose how to kill them and compete against your friends. IOI will also pick the best of the bunch and put them in the Featured Contracts list so you've got something fresh to play whenever you load up the game.
With the Intro Pack, you’ll get an introduction to the world of HITMAN, with the Prologue and Paris episode. You’ll get full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and all other live content.
As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations. With the Intro Pack you’ll get an introduction to the world of HITMAN.
On release players have access to the Intro Pack content - Prologue Mission, the Paris Sanguine Fashion Show, full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and other live content. Remaining content will be available as six releases periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016.Upgrade Pack
Receive access to all future six episodes, including 5 other locations, by purchasing the HITMAN Upgrade Pack. Content received as part of the Upgrade pack will be released periodically throughout 2016, starting in April.Collectors Edition
- HITMAN Digital Game Download (Full Experience)
- 10” Agent 47 "Chessmaster" Statue
- Hardcover 60-page art book, curated by Art Director, Jonathan Rowe
- Agent 47 Iconic red tie and clip set
- Premium Collector's Edition packaging (aka the box)
Where to buy
The HITMAN Collector's Edition is available from the North American Square Enix Store, priced at $139.99. (PS4, Xbox One and PC)
You can also find it at other selected major retailers.
The HITMAN Collector's Edition is available for pre-order from the European Square Enix Store, priced at €139.99 / £109.99 or your regional equivalent. (PS4, Xbox One)
With the Requiem Pack, you will receive special items for use in the game from the beginning, to enhance your performance in the field. (Not known if these will be available after release.)
- Requiem Legacy Suit – don the classic, buttoned ivory white suit as seen in one of the most celebrated levels of Hitman: Blood Money.
- Blood Money Shirt and Tie – combined with the Requiem Legacy Suit, nothing beats the traditional pinstripe off-white shirt and accompanying crimson red tie.
- White Rubber Duck Explosive – more than just a distraction, this small but potent device will incinerate those unfortunate enough to interact with it.
- Silenced ICA-19 Chrome Pistol – the reflective finish on this reliable favourite mirrors its deadly sophistication.
PlayStation 4 Exclusive Content
Includes one BONUS CONTRACT – The Director, Part 1 of The Sarajevo Six, 5 other bonus contracts, available via the Hitman Upgrade Pack, will be available periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016 only on PlayStation 4.
Question: What resolution does this run at for Xbox One and PlayStation 4?
Answer: It runs at 1080p for both platforms.
Question: How about frame-rate? Is it 30 or 60?
Answer: Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions run between 30-60 frames per second with the option to lock the frame-rate to 30. Dips seem to occur.
- OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
- Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
- DirectX: Version 11
- OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
- Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
- DirectX: Version 11
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Welcome to the sunny coastal town of Sapienza. Enjoy your visit.
From a luxurious mansion to the medieval church situated by the beach and the cramped alleys littered with stores. Sapienza is a dense location full of challenges and packed with opportunities and stories for the enterprising player to unfold.
And as with all locations within HITMAN, dark secrets and engaging stories are everywhere to be found in charming Sapienza
Square Enix has revealed to release the Full Experience of HITMAN on disc next year, January 2017.
The HITMAN Legacy Cinematic bridges the 20-year gap between the end of the HITMAN Prologue and the Sanguine Fashion Show in Paris. Give it a watch will you.
Post your best runs or challenging contracts and I'll feature the best here.
Good luck agents.