Only played the "training" prologue stuff so far but already it feels much better than Absolution. Enjoyed trying to get some of the challenges on these levels as well - nice to see them doing a lot to encourage experimentation as, for me, that's where the fun is in these games!
Are the elusive targets available as replays or are they literally only available in their time slots?
This is generally excellent news. I missed out on the Elusive Targets, and massively resented it.
Hitman is getting a snazzy new Game of the Year Edition containing a bunch of new extras - and the return of Elusive Targets you may have missed.
The GOTY edition launches digitally on 7th November for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at full price for new owners including everything released so far.
Existing Hitman owners can upgrade for $20 (UK price TBA). So, what do you get for your money?
There's a new four-mission campaign, Patient Zero, spanning reworked locations. Each features new "gameplay opportunities, disguises, characters, challenges, gameplay mechanics, AI behaviour and HUD elements". There's new music, too.
Three new suits and weapons, including the clown from Blood Money, are also featured. Each of these three costumes (there's also a sniper suit and cowboy suit) has a themed Escalation Contract attached.
All Hitman owners get a free update with improvements to contracts mode and lighting, while the Xbox One X version gets native 4K support and a higher framerate.
Hitman developer IO Interactive will also switch on its one-off Elusive Targets - but if you've attempted one before you won't be able to go back to it. These will be for new players, or anyone who missed a particular target last time round.
So basically every elusive target will be available for a one chance kill, unless you attempted then when they were originally available? That's really awesome because I missed a chance at frigging loads of them. Still need to play the final level actually but I'm all over this DLC.
Just an FYI for those interested: The first elusive target is back in Paris.
I quietly killed my way around the level looking for him, then did a 'practise run' on him by shooting him in the head, totally forgetting that would mean I can't restart. Glad this is happening again though, I missed all but 3 of them the first time round.
Looking through the list of Elusive Targets I'm really glad they've opened up a second chance. I missed all but one first time round, which I managed to fail within a minute.
Despite the great design of the game all I ended up doing was completing the main missions once in any clumsy manner possible. Might finally look into the Escalation Contracts now I've finally been successful with the first Elusive Target.