Two classic Hitman games coming to PS4, Xbox One

IO Interactive has announced a Hitman HD Collection coming next week

Developer of the popular Hitman series IO Interactive has announced a Hitman HD Collection.

According to a press release, the collection, which includes Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution, will be available Jan. 11, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection will be available in digital format only, the company said.

The collection will set you back $60, according to GameSpot, and features the following enhancements, as written by IO Interactive in the announcement:

  • 4K visuals at 60 frames per second
  • Increased texture resolution
  • Upgraded texture formats
  • Super-sampling
  • Upscale support
  • Heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions
  • Improved lighting
  • Updated controls for a more fluid experience

“We’re very happy with this collection and how we were able to update and remaster two of our classic Hitman titles for modern consoles,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO for IO Interactive in the press release.

IO Interactive’s most recent entry in the Hitman series, titled Hitman 2, released Nov. 13, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It is the sequel to the 2016 episodic Hitman reboot.

Hitman: Blood Money originally released in 2006 for PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC. Hitman: Absolution hit the streets in November 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.

You can read more about each game, as written by IO Interactive in their press release, below:

In Hitman: Blood Money you experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as “The Franchise”. When assassins from his contract agency, the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, Agent 47 suspects that a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. As he suddenly loses contact with the ICA, Agent 47 senses that he may be the next target, so our merciless contract killer travels to America to take care of business himself…

Rediscover Hitman: Absolution and experience the deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across 20 intense missions. Enjoy a distinctive art style that combines with rich dialogue and performances by an impressive Hollywood cast to create a unique gameplay experience.

Published by Daniel Wilson

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