Square Enix and IO Interactive released a opening cinematic trailer for Hitman.
The trailer “bridges the 20-year gap between the end of the Hitman Prologue and the Sanguine Fashion Show in Paris.
In that time, the events of the previous Hitman games take place and the Opening Cinematic shows the highlights of Agent 47’s career to date.”
If you missed the first Beta, Square Enix will run another beta, this time exclusively for PlayStation Plus members, starting next Friday, March 4th.
“Our initial beta was an extremely helpful moment for our new Hitman game, as it gave us great insight into how the server game mechanics function under pressure. A lot of those pressure points are currently being strengthened for release,” said IO Interactive studio head Hanne Seifert.
“Now Sony have given us the opportunity to go even bigger to validate some of the initial things we saw.
Therefore we are inviting everyone who is a PlayStation Plus member to try the same beta and you don’t have to pre-order the game. This will allow us to really stress test our server setup, which is a crucial element for us to get just right.”
The beta includes ‘Prologue’, one of two locations from the game’s first episode.
Additionally, the developer revealed that the game will feature more than just Contracts Mode. “We’re also introducing new modes to Hitman. Elusive Targets are the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we’ve ever created.
You’ll get only one chance to take them down during a limited-time in real time. They each come with a unique backstory and you’ll get in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target Contracts.
We’ve also added Escalation Mode, which has a strong focus on having fun with the game mechanics, rather than being realistic.
Each Escalation contract will… escalate in difficulty as we add new elements into the mix, such as asking you to remove security camera recordings within 2 minutes of being recorded – but we’re able to change where the security cameras are and also add other elements such as laser trip-wire explosives. It’s all about having fun as pretty much anything goes in this mode.”
Hitman will launch on March 11, 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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