Life’s a beach for Agent 47 in upcoming Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza
Armchair assassins looking to leave their mark on the next chapter of IO-Interactive’s Hitman won’t have to wait long. Square Enix today announced that the second episode of the episodic series, Sapienza, will arrive on April 26.
To celebrate the episode’s upcoming release, the publisher has released a fresh teaser trailer that you can find below:
Those who’ve already purchased Hitman’s Full Experience season pass will be able to the latest episode for free. Without the season pass the episode will retail for $9.99 if you’ve downloaded the first episode. Additionally, those who purchased the game’s Intro Pack can upgrade for $39.99 for the full season.
In addition to revealing the release date for the next episode of Hitman, Square Enix also announced that 1.03 update is now available for the console versions of the game, with the PC update slated to be released in the near future. Check out what changes can be found in the latest update below:
- The Vampire Magician Challenge Pack includes 10 new challenges that were inspired by how our community have been playing the game.
- Each challenge requires you to wear the Vampire Magician disguise while taking down targets using a range of different methods.
- Continued improvements to load times
- The improvements will be most notable when loading The Showstopper mission in Paris and we’re already working on improving all loading times even more.
- Improved responsiveness for in-game menus and image loading
- We’ve implemented an image caching system that will improve responsiveness and loading times for all images in the game menu.
- Fixed issues with scoring
- Primarily, this fixes an issue that resulted in many players earning a “0 second” time bonus and an incorrect score of 210,000. A leaderboard reset will be implemented at a later date.
- Continued improvements to connectivity
- Server stability improvements.
- Missing ‘Requiem Pack’ items have been restored
- For those affected, these items will now be available to choose from the planning screen again.
- Fixed numerous issues that were causing crashes
- General improvements to game stability.
In my review of Hitman Episode One: Paris I said “Slight performance gaffes and some predictable enemy AI aside, Hitman feels like a great return to form for the series, and I’m eager to see just what new settings are introduced in the near future. The three locations featured in Hitman: Episode One are each entertaining on their own, and the Paris mission is essentially a masterpiece that feels more ambitious than any contracts featured in Blood Money or Absolution. If Io-Interactive can continue to deliver episodes of this quality, Hitman could well be remembered as one of the best entries in the series to date.”
Stay tuned for our thoughts of Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza in the coming weeks.