Even though they just released Hitman 2 in November, IO Interactive isn’t taking their foot off the pedal. The team has announced a new collection for the Hitman series. Titled the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, the package groups digital remastered versions of Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution.
Both Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution were well received entries in the franchise. Both Blood Money and Absolution topped out at right around 83% on Metacritic. So remastered versions of the duo with added tweaks here and there could only bolster the older titles with more vigor.
As far as what you can expect in the way of upgrades within the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Announced, here’s what IO Interactive is promising:
- 4K visuals at 60 frames per second
- Increased texture resolution
- Upgraded texture formats
- Upscale support
- Heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions
- Improved lighting
- Updated controls for a more fluid experience
And if you’re curious as to where Blood Money and Absolution stand within the franchise’s overall narrative, here are synopsizes from IO on both:
“In Hitman: Blood Money you experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as “The Franchise”. When assassins from his contract agency, the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, Agent 47 suspects that a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. As he suddenly loses contact with the ICA, Agent 47 senses that he may be the next target, so our merciless contract killer travels to America to take care of business himself…”
“Rediscover Hitman: Absolution and experience the deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across 20 intense missions. Enjoy a distinctive art style that combines with rich dialogue and performances by an impressive Hollywood cast to create a unique gameplay experience.”
If you’re interested in the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, you won’t have to wait long to secure your target. The package will release digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Jan