A bonus episode consisting of two new missions that take place in the Sapienza and Marrakesh stages from Episode 2 and 3, respectively, is being released for Hitman next month, Square Enix has announced. Pegged to arrive on July 19, The Icon and A House Built On Sand will see Agent 47 tasked with heading back to both locales in order to assassinate some new targets.
Although players will be going back to stages they’ve already become intimate with, IO Interactive studio head Hannes Seifert says (via VideoGamer) that both will have a “completely different feel” to them, and will be “the perfect midway point in the Hitman season before the final three locations.”
We’ve created not one, but two missions for the Summer Bonus Episode and players will revisit the hugely popular Sapienza and Marrakesh locations with a completely different feel. It allows us to show what we can do with Hitman as a live game – we even introduced a crazy giant killer robot, but it’s also the perfect midway point in the Hitman season before the final three locations.
You can see below for more details regarding the targets Agent 47 will be stalking next month.
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.
Hitman‘s latest episode, Marrakesh, launched last week off the back of the excellent Sapienza and while it didn’t quite reach those heights, we still thought it was good fun. You can read our full review here.