Hitman secretly moves onto Xbox One for the next contract hit

The latest title in the Hitman series of games is now available for you to download from the Xbox One Store (opens in new tab). You play the role of Agent 47, the world's most effective assassin. This release of Hitman will be episodic with this initial listing only containing the prologue and Paris Sanguine Fashion Show missions.

While full access to Contracts and Escalation Modes are available, alongside elusive targets and other live content, it does mean that fans of this particular title will need to hold out until Square Enix manages to finish and release the next episodes. The full experience will set you back $59.99, while this initial Intro episode alone will cos $14.99 if you plan to either trial the game or purchase each episode separately.

The title is also listed on Amazon (opens in new tab), but with a release date of December 30. This could also reflect a physical copy coming sometime after each episode of the game has been released.

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  • Im really confused.. Is this the same game that is releasing today March 11 or it's another sequel??? Please remove this confusion...
  • How is it confusing? Line one of the article says "The latest title in the Hitman series of games is now available for you to download from the Xbox One Store." Hence it's the game releaing today!
  • At end it's also written "release date december 30". That's why I was asking.
  • I think the December 30th thing is a placeholder date, it seems like one.
  • Amazon will be selling the physical copy most likely. Which won't be available until every episode has been released digitally.
  • On the @Hitman twitter account they/re advising the physical disc version will be available in early 2017.
  • Commented in error.
  • Wow. Didn't even knew a new hitman game was being released today.
  • temped to buy this mission pack at a time rather the all in one. has anyone played it yet and if so is it worth getting
  • Mission pack?
  • each story part I mean
  • :)
  • comes up on my xbox store as a mission pack type of thing, I love hitman games but with the division I'm already pretty stacked up with game play
  • On their twitter they're referring to them as monthly episodes. The "full experience" includes those additional five episodes when they're released.  I think each episode will be £7.99.
  • £45 for the full experience and £11.99 each if you buy them individually
  • Presuming this post must be about the PC edition then? https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/707132277902471168 I replied asking which platform but they haven't replied yet.  
  • Xbox one
  • :)
  • Didn't even knew a hitman game was being released today.
  • Did you read the title?..
  • I've been a big fan of the hitman games for a long time, but will be getting this an episode at a time. For me it would have to be either that, or waiting for the full release once all episodes are out - If I pre-purchase episodic games or season passes I never seem to get around to playing them. Downloaded this yesterday but won't have time to play until at least the weekend now
  • This type game in format "episodic" is really stupid! Many will not buy this game except when it will be finished, which makes sense. It is best to wait 2017 that the game is complete, especially since by then there will undoubtedly bonus and it will be cheaper.   ______________________________________________ galaxy s5 samsung galaxy note 3