Hitman is one of the most popular series in the stealth genre. Equipped with evasion, disguises and a host of diverse, creative ways in which to do your target in, the taciturn bar-coded Agent 47 has appeared in no less than nine games, and two films.
According to a recent post on Twitter (via. NeoGAF), it seems that developer IO Interactive isn’t opposed to the idea of remastering some of the best-loved games in the series. After a user asked via the game’s official Twitter page whether the company had considered doing a remaster of Hitman: Blood Money – the fourth game in the Hitman series – the response was that they had “considered it.” You can see the full Tweet below.
@MVAZQU22 Yes, we have considered it. Blood Money is a much-loved game & we'd want to do it justice. Focus now is on the current game though
— HITMAN (@Hitman) May 20, 2016
Whilst a Blood Money remaster is entirely possible, it was mentioned that the game is “much-loved”. As such, a remastered edition of the game might not be likely to surface soon, which is perhaps for the best since developer IO Interactive would “want to do it justice.”
It was also mentioned that the company’s focus was on the “current game”, further suggesting that any plans to remaster Blood Money will come at a much later date.
The most recent game in the series is Hitman. Back in January, publisher Square Enix announced that the game would be fully episodic, with a new episode to be released each month. The publisher stated that the reason for releasing the game this way is that they wanted to “create a living game that will expand and evolve over time and establish a foundation for the future”.
The first episode – The Kotaku – launched in March, whilst the latest episode released in April. A release date for the third episode has yet to be confirmed, but according to Videogamer, it will be revealed next week, with May 27 also seeing the introduction of the game’s second elusive target. Hitman is scheduled for a retail disc release in 2017, as reported by Eurogamer.
The first episode of Hitman earned a 6 out of 10 in The Palace of Wisdom’s review. You can check it out here.