Things are still very up in the air when it comes to the future of the Hitman franchise, with Square Enix losing confidence in the development team at IO Interactive and looking to sell it off to another publisher. But that apparently isn't stopping the game for getting some fresh new content for June.
IO detailed the updates that are coming our way this month with the game, including a pair of new Escalation Contracts, a general game update, and more.
First, here are the details on the Escalation Contracts you can expect to play starting tomorrow, June 2nd:
- The Spaggiari Subversion is the first Escalation Contract on the 'Landslide' Bonus Mission and challenges you with 5 different stages. Expect three different targets, some weapon and disguise restrictions and a few other surprises.
- The Asya Attunement is the fourth Escalation Contract to be added for Bangkok and the five stages include complications involving shotguns, laser tripwires, exterminators, enforcers and kill streaks. Have fun!
On top of that, the game will also have ten new Featured Contracts that have been created by the Hitman community, "hand-picked" to be included within the game.
As for the game update, IO Interactive hasn't detailed exactly what will be changed just yet, but expect a few tweaks to be made to help improve performance on the missions and targets that are currently available, so you don't get too rusty with your Hitman skills.
Finally, the developer noted that a new Elusive Target, #25, will be introduced later this month. It'll be available for a limited time, like previous Elusive Targets, and is being described as the most "penultimate" to date, set to arrive in Hookaido "before the month is out." First visuals and other details are expected over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check back for more information.
As far as future updates for the game go, it's hard to tell how much support IO Interactive will be able to give – so enjoy this current update while it lasts!