Train2Game News Hitman HD Enhanced Collection

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive have announced Hitman™ HD Enhanced Collection, a compilation of two classic Hitman titles remastered in 4K resolution: Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution.

Both games can be played in 4K resolution and 60 fps, including many other improvements that bring these two classic titles into 2019 with the attention and love that they deserve. Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will be available digitally Jan. 11, 2019, for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X.

“We’re very happy with this collection and how we were able to update and remaster two of our classic Hitman titles for modern consoles,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution have helped us on our journey to where we are today, and we’re looking forward to players enjoying them in 4K and 60 fps.”

Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will feature 4K visuals at 60 frames per second (fps), along with increased texture resolution, upgraded texture formats, super-sampling, upscale support, heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions, improved lighting and updated controls for a more fluid experience.

Relive some of Agent 47’s most iconic hits in Hitman: Blood Money and experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as “The Franchise.”

Rediscover the cinematic story of Hitman: Absolution and experience the deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across 20 intense missions. Enjoy a distinctive art style that combines with rich dialogue and performances by an impressive Hollywood cast to create a unique gameplay experience.

Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will be available digitally only with an MSRP of £44.99. To learn more, please visit www.hitman.com or join the Hitman conversation on Twitter (@Hitman), Facebook (@Hitman), Instagram (@Hitman), YouTube (Hitman), Twitch (Hitman), Discord (Hitman), Reddit (Hitman) or the Hitman Forum.

Train2Game News Hitman 2 announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and independent game developer, IO Interactive, announced HITMAN™ 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, HITMAN ™.

Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore, HITMAN ™ 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilising an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events. HITMAN ™ 2 will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, Xbox One X, Xbox One and PC beginning 13th November 2018.

The official HITMAN™ 2 Announcement Trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/YD1ttZ-JRP0

The official HITMAN™ 2 Livestream Reveal can be viewed here: https://live.wbgames.com/

“We are thrilled to partner with IO Interactive on HITMAN™ 2 and bring the latest game in this iconic franchise to the passionate HITMAN™ fanbase and new players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “IO Interactive has done a fantastic job with the Hitman franchise, and this new game will provide a distinct gameplay experience for players to be creative in larger sandbox locations.”

“We are very proud to announce HITMAN™ 2 as the next exciting chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination. Building on the success of our previous game, HITMAN™ 2 introduces exciting new features, new modes and franchise firsts to make for a larger and richer game,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “We couldn’t have wished for a better partner than Warner Bros. to bring this game to our passionate community and introduce new players to our universe. Welcome back 47!”

HITMAN ™ 2 takes players on a global adventure across a mix of bustling international locations, including a vibrant Miami setting with the colorful ambience of an in-progress motorsport race bringing a new backdrop to the series. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, each intricate location provides multiple paths to discover and unparalleled game depth.

Continuing the ultimate spy thriller story, HITMAN ™ 2 allows players to take on the role of the masterful Agent 47 and embark on a mission to hunt the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia once and for all. However, when 47 learns the hidden truth about his past, nothing will ever be the same.

HITMAN ™ 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman ™ series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin can also be enjoyed in a single player mode for those who want to play as Agent 47.

Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN ™ 2 Standard, Gold or Collector’s Edition. The HITMAN ™ 2 Standard Edition is available for pre-order now. The HITMAN ™ 2 Gold Edition is available for pre-order now exclusively at GAME. The HITMAN ™ 2 Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order soon.

As an additional pre-order bonus, full game early access will be available for Gold or Collector’s Edition owners four days before release. For more information, visit www.hitman.com

Train2Game News: Get behind the scenes of Hitman Sniper Challenge in developer diary from IO Interactive

Train2Game students can go behind the scenes of Hitman Sniper Challenge, discover how the pre-order incentive was created and find out how it fits in with Hitman: Absolution in a developer diary from IO Interactive.

Members of the Hitman development team including lead producer Hakan Abrak, game director Tore Blystad, gameplay director Christian Elverdam, level designer Dennis Brus-Hansen and art director Roberto Marchesi discuss Sniper Challenge moved from a test to a full mini-game with online leaderboards.

The video also shows off early concept footage of Sniper Challenge as the team discuss how they wanted to create a unique pre-order incentive for Hitman: Absolution.

Watch Hitman Sniper Challenge – Behind The Scenes below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge is available now when you pre-order Hitman: Absolution. Hitman: Absolution itself is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in November 2012.

There are more developer diaries from a variety of studios here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the process behind Hitman Sniper Challenge? Have you played it? Could a model like this be the future of pre-ordering?

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