With Hitman due out on March 11th, 2016 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, IO Interactive and Square Enix decided to introduce players to a brand new map called Sapienza, a fictional town located off the southern shores of Italy.
The trailer is headlined with a song by Glitchmob called “Between Two Points” featuring Swan, and debuted during the Paris Games Week in France. It’s a sleek and sexy trailer that visually combs through the impeccable detail hewn into every crevice and corner of the map, all executed with exacting precision by IO Interactive. Check it out below.
The press release explains more about Sapienza, stating…
“From a luxurious mansion to the medieval church situated by the beach and the cramped alleys littered with stores, Sapienza is a dense location full of challenges and packed with opportunities and stories for the enterprising player to unfold. And as with all locations within HITMAN, dark secrets and engaging stories are everywhere to be found in charming Sapienza.”
It reminds me of the two villa maps from the previous Hitman games, the one Italian villa in Hitman 2 and the Spanish villa in Hitman: Blood Money. Both stages were pretty cool and very atmospheric, but I loved the one villa stage from Hitman 2: Silent Assassin so much. It was expertly crafted with a lot of detail and attention paid to the layout and intricacies of the guard behavior and target’s location. It looks like IO Interactive is going the same route with Sapienza as well.
This newest iteration of Hitman was originally supposed to launch this December alongside Just Cause 3 but IO Interactive and Square Enix decided to delay the game to fill it up with a bit more content and give gamers something more to chew into for whatever price they ultimately decide upon (and that’s mostly likely going to be $60).
Knocking the game out of the holiday line-up for more content is never a bad thing. I do wonder how much they’re planning on selling the game for? That could ultimately make or break the series’ reboot.
You can keep an eye on the progress and development of the game by hitting up the official website.