‘Hitman Is Now An Episodic Game’ Square Enix Announces
Square Enix has announced that Hitman is now going to be released as an episodic game.
In a press release sent to Play, Square Enix revealed the the first episode will include “a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May”.
From there Hitman will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016, With weekly live events and additional planned content in between the monthly updates,” Square Enix continued.
“We decided to take the full leap and publish Hitman as a truly episodic game experience,” said Hannes Seifert, Head of Studio at Io-Interactive. “Part of that decision is for that little bit of extra time to ensure every location we release is at the quality level fitting for a Hitman game. But the main driving reason is that this will allow us to create a living game that will expand and evolve over time and establish a foundation for the future – this is the first game in a storyline which will continue and expand with future Hitman games.”
A complete disc based version of Hitman will release at the end of 2016.