Square Enix Ltd. has today launched the latest package from the critically acclaimed Hitman franchise, the Hitman: HD Trilogy. For the very first time gamers can experience over forty missions across three classic Hitman videogames, all presented in high-definition (HD). Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the franchise, this is your opportunity to take on the contracts that defined the series and fully established Agent 47 as the world’s ultimate assassin.
Hitman: HD Trilogy includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money. Hitman 2 Silent Assassin is the sequel to the popular Hitman: Codename 47, and allows players to enter the mind of the Hitman, an assassin for-hire who is trying to distance himself from his violent past and discover his true identity. Eventually, you find yourself tricked into returning to your trade by a twisted Russian crime boss bent on assisting rogue countries for his own personal and financial gain. You soon realise that you’re caught in the middle of a ring of deception and discover that you have become a target yourself – of a highly trained ex-Spetsnaz assassin.
Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspense-filled missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect kill and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. Hitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent 47. The videogame begins in Paris as Agent 47 finds himself wounded and trapped in what is a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts explores the dark psychology of killing for a living and promises one of the most disturbing episodes in the series.
In Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47′s sinister methods of execution are now delivered in high-definition: the cleaner the hit, the more money you receive. You can then spend it on equipment, weapon upgrades, information and bribing witnesses to reduce your notoriety. Improved AI makes the videogame more challenging as guards will follow blood trails, investigate suspicious items and behaviour. To counter this, Agent 47 has a number of new moves, including climbing, hiding, scaling ledges and automatically passing low obstacles.
Hitman: HD Trilogy is available at retail stores throughout PAL territories from today for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Hitman videogame franchise.