Hitman Game of the Year Edition coming to PS4

IO Interactive announced today that Hitman Game of the Year Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

The re-release of the critically acclaimed stealth-action title will be available as a digital download on November 7, 2017, priced at $59.99. 

As expected, the Hitman Game of the Year Edition release includes the complete first season of Agent 47’s hit episodic adventure, plus a host of additional content. 

Chiefly, there’s the new Patient Zero campaign, new Escalation Contacts, extra weapons, suits and all-new challenges. In addition, IO is also polishing up the lighting effects for the game’s environments, meaning Hitman will look even prettier than before.

As part of the complete Hitman Season One, IO says that you’ll be getting around 100 hours worth of content, including Featured Contracts, Challenge Packs, and more than 700 challenges. 

Meanwhile, the new Patient Zero campaign sees Agent 47 racing against time to prevent a virus from spreading and unleashing a global pandemic. The campaign is comprised of four missions, and spans multiple locations.

Each area has been revamped from their original incarnation, offering new disguises, characters, challenges, and all-new gameplay mechanics. 

In addition, Bangkok, Sapiens, Colorado, and Hokkaido benefit from a shift in time of day and are complemented by a brand new custom score from Niels Bye Nielsen, who composed the soundtrack for Season One. 

Here’s the list of Hitman Game of the Year Edition content:

  • HITMAN The Complete First Season
  • New: ‘Patient Zero’ Campaign
  • New: Clown Suit and themed weapon
  • New: Raven Suit and themed weapon
  • New: Cowboy Suit and themed weapon
  • New: 3 themed Escalation Contracts

Those of you who already own Hitman Season One can purchase the digital Game of the Year Edition upgrade for $19.99. 

If that wasn’t enough, IO Interactive will also be releasing a new Hitman update on November 7 for anyone who already owns the game. This includes:

A redesigned UI with a new colour scheme and visual style
A fresh new look across the board and re-organised menus to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

New Contracts Mode features
‘Trending’ helps you find the most popular contracts, making sure you can easily find a new challenge. We’re also adding 10 ‘Conditions’  that will add huge depth to Contracts Mode, such as restricting disguise changes or requiring players to use a specific exit. Anyone who creates a contract will be able to toggle these conditions to set a more defined challenge for their contract.

Major lighting improvements to all missions
New colour grading, readjusted HDR adaptation rules and re-designed skyboxes mean that our locations look more vivid, vibrant and lifelike.

Commemorative Elusive Target Unlock
If you played any of the Elusive Targets we released during Season One, we’re giving you an in-game coin to commemorate your progress and thank you for your support.

Xbox One X Enhancements
A whole host of enhancements are on the way for Xbox One X owners, including options for native 4K and a higher framerate. Specific details to come in a Xbox-specific blog post.

Tobii Eye Tracking support for PC
Enhance your killer instincts with Dynamic Light Adaptation, Extended View and a new special feature added specifically for HITMAN. Find more details here.

Various fixes and improvements

Full release notes will be published closer to 7 November. That should be enough time to start thinking about your default loadout for each location…