When HITMAN's episodic structure was first announced, there were many players waiting until all the episodes were out so they could judge whether or not the game was worthy of a purchase. That time is early next year, announced IO-Interactive.
Though there are some extra goodies included with the physical copy of HITMAN: The Complete First Season, IO has hinted they'll "have more details to share later in the year about how existing digital owners can get access to the downloadable content included in the disc release." Released in a Steelbook case, The Complete First Season includes all of the original episodes, plus the summer bonus episodes. Players purchasing at retail will also have access to the "Requiem Blood Money Pack," which is the same bonus digital pre-order customers enjoyed in March. In the details there is also a hint about a new upcoming mission in the vein of the summer bonus episodes, entitled "Landslide."
- 3 Bonus Missions Pack which includes The Icon and A House Built on Sand missions, plus the brand new upcoming Landslide mission
- Official Soundtrack featuring the original game score
- The ‘making of’ HITMAN documentary charting the journey from showing the game to our fans for the first time before E3 2015, through to the digital launch in 2016
- HITMAN Requiem Blood Money Pack which includes the signature Blood Money white suit, white rubber duck and chrome ICA pistol
Some players were also wondering how long after all the episodes were out HITMAN would continue to be supported with live content like the Elusive Target missions. According to IO's blog, the retail edition gives access to "all upcoming Elusive Target live game events taking place after January 31st, " so it does look like fans can expect the live content to continue at the very least early into next year.
If you're a player who picked up the digital copy somewhere in the middle of the season and missed out on the pre-order bonus, the "Requiem Blood Money Pack" will be available for separate purchase on the same date the retail version launches.
HITMAN: The Complete First Season will launch on Xbox One on January 31st, 2017 and has already popped up for pre-order at several retailers.
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