Square Enix and IO announced that the next episode in the Hitman franchise, Hitman Episode Two: Sapienza, will make its debut on April 26.

IO has also released a 1.03 update for the console versions of Hitman. The patch will be rolled out to the PC shortly. Here's the breakdown of what's new in 1.03:

  • The Vampire Magician Challenge Pack includes 10 new challenges that were inspired by how our community have been playing the game.
    • Each challenge requires you to wear the Vampire Magician disguise while taking down targets using a range of different methods.
  • Continued improvements to load times
    • The improvements will be most notable when loading The Showstopper mission in Paris and we're already working on improving all loading times even more.
  • Improved responsiveness for in-game menus and image loading
    • We've implemented an image caching system that will improve responsiveness and loading times for all images in the game menu.
  • Fixed issues with scoring
    • Primarily, this fixes an issue that resulted in many players earning a "0 second" time bonus and an incorrect score of 210,000. A leaderboard reset will be implemented at a later date.
  • Continued improvements to connectivity
    • Server stability improvements.
  • Missing 'Requiem Pack' items have been restored
    • For those affected, these items will now be available to choose from the planning screen again.
  • Fixed numerous issues that were causing crashes
    • General improvements to game stability.

Who's excited for the upcoming game?

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