IO Interactive has confirmed a special Summer Bonus Episode for HITMAN
that will be available on July 19th. The Summer Bonus Episode will give players access to two new ICA missions which detail Agent 47’s first trips to Sapienza and Marrakesh. These bonus missions do not form part of the main story arc of HITMAN
, being some of Agent 47's earlier ICA wet work. The missions will, of course, introduce new in-game Challenges and Opportunities as well as a new, yet familiar, setting for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets.
The two missions are as follows:The Icon
When the town of Sapienza is taken over by a film crew shooting a new sci-fi blockbuster. Agent 47 must aim to retire one of the cast members during a climactic scene being staged late at night in the town square.
A House Built on Sand
Set at the frenetic night markets in Marrakesh, a mole for a major construction company is about to sell secrets to their largest rivals. Agent 47 is tasked with making sure the leak stops there.
Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at IO Interactive had this to say on the announcement:
We’ve created not one, but two missions for the Summer Bonus Episode and players will revisit the hugely popular Sapienza and Marrakesh locations with a completely different feel. It allows us to show what we can do with HITMAN as a live game - we even introduced a crazy giant killer robot, but it’s also the perfect midway point in the HITMAN season before the final three locations.
The Summer Bonus Episode for HITMAN
will be available from July 19th. The final three locations, Thailand, the United States and Japan, will arrive later in 2016.