Despite the recent news regarding Square Enix's sale of Hitman developers IO Interactive and Hitman IP, the Danish video game studio revealed the June updates coming to their episodic, critically-acclaimed Hitman title.
(Gary Busey as Elusive Target #7)
On June 2, Hitman will receive two Escalation Contracts that will take would-be guns-for-hire to Sapienza and Bangkok. The "Spaggiari Subversion" is the first Escalation Contract on the 'Landslide' Mission with five stages, three targets, and some additional weapon and disgise restriction modifiers. "Asya Attunement" is the fourth Bangkok Escalation Contract, also with five stages, and "complications" involving shotguns, laser tripwires, and other difficulty modifiers.
IO is also releasing 10 new Featured Contracts created by the Hitman community and chosen by the developers. The updates will be spread out across June with Elusive Target #25 (the penultimate target) arriving somewhere in Hokkaido by the end of the month. IO will release timing and visuals of the target at a later time.
It's good to see IO Interactive continue to push out Hitman content with all the ongoing news surrounding the developer's future. The mission rollouts are one of Hitman's strongest aspects and demonstrative of the game's "life" if you will. Hopefully a publisher comes in and picks up both the Hitman name and the studio behind it so that the professional assassins in all of us can continue accepting lucrative contracts.