All HITMAN owners and fans are in for a bonus episode this summer – the Summer Bonus Episode – which according to Io-Interactive will be released on July 19.
Giving a few details about the bonus episode, Io-Interactive said that it consists of two separate ICA missions which catalogue Agent 47’s first trips to both Sapienza and Marrakesh. The two missions are set apart from the main story and are not part of the story arc of HITMAN.
The Summer Bonus Episode will present players with a range of new in-game Challenges and Opportunities that will keep them busy along with an entirely new setting for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets.
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, said that players will have the opportunity to revisit the hugely popular Sapienza and Marrakesh locations with a completely different feel. According to Seifert, through these two episodes, they intend to show to the world what they can do with the title as a live game.
HITMAN began with a Prologue and Paris location in March, continued with Episode 2: Sapienza in April, Episode 3: Marrakesh in May and now the Summer Bonus Episode: The Icon & A House Built on Sand in July before the final three locations; Thailand, the United States and the season finale in Japan arrive later in 2016.