Square Enix Announces Contracts Mode for Hitman: Absolution
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 14th Aug 2012
IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix® studio, is pleased to reveal CONTRACTS, an innovative new online game mode included in the HITMAN: ABSOLUTION experience.
CONTRACTS is a new online mode which allows gamers to create and share their own custom hit challenges within the HITMAN: ABSOLUTION game. Choose a level, targets, weapons and then set your rules for completing your contract based on time, style and witnesses. There are no clumsy editors or complicated mechanics to learn; in CONTRACTS you simply play to create, and as CONTRACTS is an asynchronous mode, you can compete against friends at any time, regardless of whether they are online. HITMAN: ABSOLUTION will also ship with many pre-set CONTRACTS, each designed by the very best assassins at IO Interactive.
CONTRACTS was inspired by our loyal and extremely creative fans, many of whom are still finding new and amazing ways of taking out targets in previous Hitman games, said Christian Elverdam, gameplay director for HITMAN: ABSOLUTION. CONTRACTS mode finally delivers a way for Hitman players to fully realize both their creativity and competitive nature. Whether theyre fighting to shave off a split second from their time or combining elements and timing events to create unprecedented accidental deaths, gamers can now challenge and inspire each another with an endless variety of user-generated contracts.
Upon accepting and successfully completing a contract, players will be rewarded in contract dollars with the amount depending upon how well they performed. In order to create more elaborate and creative setups, the player can choose from a vast arsenal of weapons, disguises, upgrades, and techniques; all of which can be unlocked by either playing through the story mode of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION or by spending those hard-earned contract dollars.
So being completely transparant here, at this point if Square or IO issued a press release that announced what Agent 47's underwear preferences are (we are betting commando) we would cover it -- because the release of the next game in the series is so close that it hurts to even think about it, and having been tortured by being allowed to demo the game at E3 that only makes it worse because we KNOW what is coming, and we cannot wait for it. Gah.
That being the case -- remember honesty is good -- the announcement at GamesCom of the Contracts mode finally lifts the enforced veil of secrecy on that part of the game -- and reveals this new and revolutionary mode for one of the most anticipated games this winter, which is of course Hitman: Absolution.
Scientifically proven to make your life better, improve your attractiveness with the opposite sex, and make you a better shot, Hitman: Absolution is scheduled for release across North America, Europe and pretty much all of the PAL territories on November 20th, 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC, and at this point we don't care what platform we play it on, we just want to PLAY!
Developed by IO Interactive which, unless you have been living in that cave we camped in on this tiny Greek Island back in the 80's where we met this cat named Minos who swore he was a God but who had the most awesome bag of... Err... Probably should not be sharing that story... Anyway, you know that IO is now a Square Enix studio, and they are making Hitman: Absolution, and it is going to be most excellent! Trust us on that...
While you are waiting for November to arrive check out these links for more goodness of the Hitman persuasion:
-- HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE Official Homepage: http://www.hitmansniper.com
-- HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Homepage: http://www.Hitman.com
-- HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Hitman
-- The HITMAN community: http://www.barcode-society.com
Hitman: Absolution is the direct sequel to the previous game, Hitman: Blood Money, and it follows The Original Assassin -- Mister 47 to you -- who has undertaken his most personal contract to date in a flurry of betrayal, indiscretion, and heartbreak -- speaking of heartbreak did you see the movie that they made based upon the games a few years ago? Sigh...
Betrayed by The Agency and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself pursuing redemption in a corrupt and twisted world as he works through a tale that is as old as life itself and yet fresh like a newly minted nom!