Io-Interactive and Square Enix have released the a new trailer for Hitman, which gives details of the game’s upcoming PlayStation 4 beta and the system’s first exclusive contract, called The Director.
Anyone who pre-orders the Hitman Full Experience or Intro Pack from the PlayStation Store or on Steam will have access to the beta. Access is also granted to those who pre-order the game’s Collector’s Edition. PS4 players will be able to start assassinating their way through the trial from February 12th while would-be PC killers will need to wait until February 19th.
PS4 players will also gain access to six exclusive bonus contracts, The Sarajevo Six, of which The Director is the first. These missions off a self-contained story in which Agent 47 must hunt down six former members of a CICADA, a paramilitary group, in various locations around the world.
The Director will be available when the game launches on March 11th and focuses on one Scott Sarno. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sarno is the director of CICADA’s European arm and a 30-year veteran of countless secret operations throughout the Middle East and Europe. With CICADA agents acting as guards and years of extensive training, he shouldn’t be too easy to take out.
For more on the Director, check out the trailer below.
Hitman was announced during E3 last year and has had a somewhat confusing path to release. At one point a “sizable chunk” of the game was set to release in December 2015, with the rest following this year. Now, however, Hitman will be released in an episodic format on March 11th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.