Yesterday, the episodic Hitman game got a new trailer titled World of Assassination. There isn't any new gameplay footage but it looks like Square Enix and Io Interactive are trying to build the world the Hitman games take place in. It's an extremely interesting move that, unfortunately, works really well within the realm of the episodic game they're putting out throughout 2016.
The first Hitman episode contains a prologue and Paris as a location. And each subsequent episode will send Agent 47 to a different locale to, well, secretly kill people. And that's why this trailer goes well with the episodic nature of the game. It's telling us that there's a world out there that we don't know about (and we'll probably learn about it as the episodes come out) that's all connected by one thing: secretly killing people.
Like I said earlier, it's an interesting move that somehow works for the plan they have for this game. I'm not sure if I'm excited for the game just yet, I still want to see what reviews say about that first episode and if it's worth it to buy it. I'm just going to continue to worry that the episodes of the game will vary in terms of how good they are, so I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that seems like a crapshoot.
Also, if you pre-order the first episode, you'll get access to some exclusive in-game content based off the best Hitman game in the series, Blood Money. I'm guessing that Io Interactive and Square Enix both know that every fan of their series really loves Hitman. Here's to hoping that this isn't a move to make up for how much the game isn't like the best game in the series.
Hitman will be available on March 11, 2016.