After a week-long wait, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive have officially launched Hitman HD Enhanced Collection digitally for PS4 and Xbox One for $59.99, and have given us a classy launch trailer to prove it.
The collection includes Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution in all of their glory in 4K resolution and 60 fps, and the collection also has various improvements, such as updated controls (thank goodness!) and improved lighting, that makes assassinating enemies feel slicker and more menacing than ever before. Just for a quick refresher on what those improvements, here they are:
- 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
If you’re new to the Hitman series, you might be wondering what makes Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution so special and what the key differences are for both games.
When Blood Money was initially released, it introduced a lot of new features to the Hitman series, like climbing through various obstacles, using an NPC as a human shield (my personal favorite), and dumping bodies into containers. In the game, you take on a series of interconnected missions, which may sound like the gameplay is linear, but actually, it’s pretty open-ended as you basically have the freedom to choose how you want to complete missions.
On the other hand, Hitman: Absolution introduced an online option to the series called “Contracts” where players created their own missions for other players to complete. Unlike Blood Money with its open-ended style of gameplay, Hitman: Absolution has more of a linear structure to it, but it does have more of cinematic flair.
Both games are unique in their own ways, especially since they were released 6 years apart, so it’s best to give them both a go. To get a better idea of what each game is like, watch the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection launch trailer below:
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