It’s about that time again that Agent 47 is put to the task with an order to eliminate someone in a timely fashion under a special list of conditions, which we’ve all come to know and love as the one and only, Elusive Target event!
Today’s lovely event is titled ‘The Blackmailer’, which one is to assume we’re going to take care of some evil doer who’s trying to blackmail some innocent person, place or thing. Set in Episode One’s Paris locale, the great bald one will have a massive 240 hours (10 days, yay math!) to complete two objectives and score a victory in the world of elite assassinations.
It seems Mr. Walter Williams, an up-an-coming fashion model of the blackmail persuasion is carrying around an encrypted USB memory stick with some juicy details about his former love interest, so juicy in fact that you’re tasked with retrieving it and then eliminating the scorn extortionist before making a stealthy retreat… which sounds simple enough.
On top of today’s latest challenge, new details about Hitman’s third bonus mission, Landslide, will be released come January 31st. Agent 47 will be bumping n’ grinding his way across the dance floor in sunny Sapienza, his target, a wealthy man with Mafia ties who’s aiming at taking the mayors position, and you must do what you do best, and no… I’m not talking about looking amazing in a suit.
One last little tidbit of news revolving around Square Enix’s hugely popular Hitman is that with the impending physical disc release date just around the corner, the addition of a new, more challenging game difficulty is being introduced in order to take all you wannabe-assassins to task. Do you have what it takes to take on the newest Professional difficulty mode?
You’ll find out soon enough, both the Bonus Mission and Professional mode will be available this Tuesday, January 31st to all owners.
A new elusive target is live now in Paris.
Today we’re releasing new details for the third bonus HITMAN mission, ‘Landslide’, which is released this January 31st:
In addition, the ninteenth Elusive Target, The Blackmailer, is now live in Paris across all platforms. A briefing video is available online and in-game to help players determine the approximate location of the target. Players will need to own HITMAN Intro Pack in order to access this content.
This mission has two objectives:
(1) Eliminate Walter Williams & (2) Retrieve Memory Stick
*The Elusive Target is available for 240 hours.
Elusive Targets are part of the live content being published for HITMAN in-between episodes and represent a new game mode debuting for players. They are not going to be easy but if you can prove yourself, you’ll earn in-game rewards for completing Elusive Target contracts.
The Elusive Targets are specially crafted, unique targets, which come with particular rules:
Start time: Friday, January 27th 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET
End time: Monday, February 6th 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET
Io-Interactive is pleased to confirm that HITMAN will receive a new, tougher difficulty setting as part of the free January Update with the disc launch on January 31st.
Professional Difficulty Level will offer a tougher challenge for players. With new game features, a separate mastery track with unique rewards, tweaked game mechanics and new AI behavior that combine to create an entirely new experience for all players.
The new difficulty level introduces strict item rules so players will be noticed carrying suspicious items, disguises that can be ruined depending how you take out the NPC wearing them, new security camera rules, limited save games and a whole lot more. Everything needed to challenge even the top players. To unlock Professional Difficulty Level players will need to reach Mastery Level 20 for each location and there are separate leaderboards between difficulty levels. Professional Difficulty Level will be available for all main Story missions only, excluding Prologue.
Become the Master Assassin in this intense spy-thriller story. As Agent 47 you perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from Paris, Italy and Morocco to Bangkok, the USA and Japan in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill – it is all up to you.