The disc version of “Hitman” would only be available in January 2017, Square Enix announced.
“This year is all about delivering the best episodic experience for Hitman and that takes us to Autumn/Fall,” a representative of Square Enix told Polygon. “Releasing the disc version in January just makes sure we have enough time after the season concludes to dedicate to getting the best disc version of the game out.”
The April hitman episode would take place in Sapienza, the May episode in Marrakesh and the following episodes would take place in Thailand and United States.
A total of seven episodes are included in the full edition.
The Digital BuyersIntro Pack (prologue and Paris) costs $15 while the Intro Pack (prologue and Paris) costs $15. Upcoming locations are priced at $10 each, the Upgrade Pack (if you bought one and want the rest) is priced at $50 if you bought one and want the rest, and the Full Experience costs $60 as per the reports by Gamespot.
GameSpot’s Hitman episode 1 review scored it a 7/10.
“Hitman’s opening act isn’t ground-breaking, with a host of tiny problems lending it a dated feel,” reviewer Peter Brown told Game Spot.
“When you drop a body into a freezer, there’s no animation connecting the process together; there’s a hard cut from dragging the body to hiding it. Load times are frustratingly long, lasting just under a full minute when reloading saves.
This alone is especially disappointing, given how fun it can be to iterate on your methods by reloading saves and experimenting, a process that’s tainted by extended downtime.
“However, Hitman’s a veritable playground that will delight you with its open-ended design, comical NPCs, and contract creation tools. These qualities, and the flexibility to be as hardcore or laid back as you want, are much appreciated, even if they don’t disguise Hitman’s lesser qualities,” he added.