Hitman, the latest episodic success story, has just released its final episode set in Hokkaido but IO Interactive is sparing no time to dwell on the completed story as they have just confirmed that there will be a second season of content for fans to enjoy. First released on the 11th of March the 2016 Hitman was a departure from classic Hitman releases planning to split the game up into six different episodes as well as including other monthly content such as elusive targets.
Developers IO Interactive have expressed their interest in not only creating a second season but also a third via twitter but explained at the time that they don't want to plan too far in advance and instead want to focus on delivering the next great experience to their fans.
Last weekend at the Paris Games Week French website Gamergen had an interview with the producer of Hitman, Kahan Abrak, who confirmed that a second season was still planned. Abrak explained that they have managed to do a lot with the game since its release and brought up the unique nature of the elusive targets, where you get one shot at a target and if you fail then that's it. From here though they still plan to have plenty of content coming in the form of events and then season two. This is the first time that a Hitman title has also had a continuing story instead of an "Everyone dies" outcome.
Going forward all the Hitman content will still use the same launcher, this means that from your desktop or console you can just keep Hitman installed and be ready for the next wave to arrive after purchase. The continued use of the same launcher will also mean that weapons that you have unlocked from the first season will be able to carry forward ever-expanding your arsenal. While there will be new locations and missions added to the base game for season 2 IO Interactive is still looking forward to creating free content, Elusive Targets and Escalation Missions, for first season maps even while season two content is being released.
Abrak even mentioned in his interview that there's a chance that previous cities from season one could be revisited at some point in the future with new locations and missions to complete. Hitman season one is now complete meaning that those who have been waiting for the full experience can now start playing but those waiting to buy the entire first season on a disc will have to wait until January 31st to pick up Hitman: The Complete First Season.
We have reached out for further details on what Season Two might entail and the story will be updated as we learn more.
Are you excited to hear that more content is coming to Hitman? Did you play all of the episodes as they released or are you planning on getting the game now that all of the episodes are out?