Hitman is getting into the Christmas spirit next week with a free DLC mission for all players, IO Interactive has announced. Due to be made available on all platforms from December 13, the bonus content is being released in support of the World Cancer Research Fund and, while you’re not obligated to, IO is asking those that enjoy the content to consider making a donation – no matter how big or small – to the charity.
“Cancer is something which affects everyone in one way or another at some point in their lives and we at IO wanted to do something to help raise money for Cancer research,” says IO’s studio head Hannes Seifert, adding that “all contributions of any amount are appreciated.” As for the DLC itself, it’s called ‘Holiday Hoarders,’ and sees Agent 47 return to Paris once more, only this time you’ll be greeted with “snow, decorations and even presents, which have been scattered all around the place.”
You’ll once again be navigating your way around the mission’s familiar fashion show setting, only this time you’ll be sniffing out thieves and putting a permanent end to their shenanigans. As usual, several disguises, tools and weapons will be scattered around the building for you to utilize, including a Santa Claus get-up. If you’re feeling particularly greedy, you’ll even have the option of opening the presents yourself to see what goodies await inside.
Along with Holiday Hoarders, IO aims to continue its plan of offering new Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets throughout December, the schedule for which you can see below.
IO confirmed last month during the Paris Games Week that development on Hitman‘s second season has begun, although it appears to still be early days. There’s no start date for the new adventures just yet, but expect more news next year.