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Watch the launch trailer here
Copenhagen, Denmark, 27th October 2023 – IO Interactive, the independent video game developer and publisher behind, among others, the internationally acclaimed HITMAN franchise, the upcoming Project 007 – a James Bond origin story, and Project Fantasy, is happy to announce today the launch of their brand-new Elusive Target Mission, ‘The Drop’, in Hitman: World of Assassination.
In this new mission, available for free to all Hitman: World of Assassination owners, Agent 47 is tasked with eliminating Alexios Laskaridis, an international DJ-turned-drug lord, modelled on the appearance of world-renowned DJ Dimitri Vegas.
Until November 26th, players will get to take part in this unique do-or-die contract. The mission will offer numerous ways to get Agent 47 to eliminate the threat posed by the double-faced musician during his set in a Berlin club.Players are invited to replay the original Berlin mission from Hitman 3 before they tackle the Elusive Target Mission, as it served as a basis for the development of this newly themed mission. They will only ever get one shot at this mission, and if they want to increase their chances to eliminate Dimitri Vegas’ criminal mastermind alter ego, getting familiar with the lay of the land is definitely going to help them.
Watch Twitch to get Agent 47 an exclusive purple suit in Hitman: World of Assassination
To celebrate this launch, Hitman: World of Assassination will also offer new challenges to players that will allow them to unlock cool suits. From today onwards and for the first time ever, IO Interactive will offer livestream fans the possibility to watch content creators playing Hitman: World of Assassination on Twitch to try and grab an exclusive Purple Streak Suit through the Twitch Drop feature.
Join a never ending celebration!
There are still many more activities available to Hitman: World of Assassination players. For instance, the Mills Reverie Halloween Event just started and will offer players the opportunity to grab a Jack O’ Lantern suit in a Halloween-themed mission. Further, The Codename 47 challenge is now live, and for the next few days will allow fans to unlock a very polygonal retro skin and suit for Agent 47.
A merchandise shop for HITMAN fans
IO Interactive has plenty to celebrate at the moment: 25 years of existence last month, brand new content added to Hitman: World of Assassination throughout the fall season, as well as a brand-new mobile version of a beloved Hitman game.
The independent video game developer and publisher is however extremely excited to bring a whole new, very physical and palpable experience to HITMAN fans all over the world: an official online merchandise shop dedicated to Agent 47 and his assassination antics all over the world. From a You’ve Been Poisoned Mug to a Silent Assassin Long Sleeve Tee and obviously an Agent 47 Go Kit, players will be able to place their orders as soon as October 29th here. The code AGENT, valid until November 3rd, will grant the earliest birds an exclusive 20% off their first purchase (exclusions may apply).
ABOUT HITMAN WORLD OF ASSASSINATION
HITMAN World of Assassination brings together the best of HITMAN 1, HITMAN 2 and HITMAN 3 in a bumper package of content that includes the main campaign, Contracts mode, Escalations, Elusive Target Arcades and featured live content.
HITMAN World of Assassination also includes the ‘Freelancer’ mode, a new way to play on your own terms, that combines rogue-like elements and deep strategic planning with a persistent and infinitely replayable gameplay experience.
ABOUT IO INTERACTIVE
IO Interactive is an independent videogame developer and publisher with studios in Copenhagen, Malmö, Barcelona, Istanbul and Brighton. As the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames in the last two decades, IOI is dedicated to creating unforgettable characters and experiences using their award-winning proprietary Glacier technology.
IO Interactive will develop and publish the very first James Bond origin story with the working title Project 007 and is currently developing a new IP under the codename Project Fantasy. For more information, visit: https://ioi.dk
Communications ManagerTravis Barbour[email protected]