Hitman: Game of the Year Edition Announced, Adds New Campaign

Developer Io Interactive has announced their first big update to Hitman since cutting ties with former owner Square Enix earlier this year.

Hitman: Game of the Year Edition has been announced, including the original game, three new costumes, three new escalation contracts, and a brand new campaign. The campaign, known as Patient Zero, follows Agent 47 across four missions as he tries to stop the spread of a new virus.

Beyond the new content, a new patch will also update the game’s UI, introduce lighting improvements, and restarts the game’s set of limited time Elusive Targets.

The Game of the Year Edition and the patch will launch November 7th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. New players will be able to buy the new version digitally for 60$, while previous owners will be able to buy the new content for 20$.


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  • Mr0303

    Cool. Hopefully all the content is on the disc.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It appears to be digital only.

  • Mr0303

    Looking at the announcement you are correct. These digital GOTY editions are very strange.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It’s a shame they aren’t just removing the time limit from Elusive Target missions, content that’s only available for a limited time is shitty.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    At least in IO’s case they have the excuse of being an independent developer now. That of course doesn’t mean they couldn’t have a physical version, but they’re working with more limited resources now and are probably more concerned with getting Season Two off the ground.

  • Michael Richardson

    Cool. I’ll nab this version when it drops to $30 or less. Glad I waited!

  • should be $10 for previous owners.

  • DrearierSpider

    It pains me that they won’t just remove the always online requirement. I’d have bought it ages ago if that was the case.

  • DrearierSpider

    I get wanting to have a physical copy, but it’s rather worthless when the game is always online anyways.

  • Mr0303

    If it is then it’s fine. I don’t play always online games anyway.

  • AnarKreig

    Does it remove the DRM?

  • Kakaku

    Couldn’t imagine always online. My internet constantly disconnects. It’d be stressful playing a game while praying I don’t get kicked out. Worse in a hitman game where you play the whole level at once.

  • Sebastian Mikulec

    You can play all the standard missions offline, you just won’t have access to elusive targets, escalations, and user made missions.

  • Kakaku

    That makes a bit more sense. If the entire game was online only then I would’ve heard about it.