Posted By Eli Smith

Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh Launching on May 31

A launch date of May 31, 2016 for Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh has been announced in a recent press release from Square Enix. Players may purchase this episode as part of the Upgrade Pack for $50 or the episode individually for $10. Purchasing the Full Experience Pack will cost you $60. The Full Experience Pack includes all of the content they plan on releasing over the year. The Upgrade Pack is for people who already own The Intro Pack.

The new mission will be titled ‘A Gilded Cage’. This mission will have Agent 47 take out two targets. The targets are private investment banker Claus Strandberg and Army General Reza Zaydan. All of this set moments before a coup d’etat (government overthrow). Players can expect the military presence to be high.

The episode also contains a new setting for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets. The release comes with the promise of additional “live and bonus” content as well. The Square Enix Press Center for Hitman will release “Elusive Targets” that will be due by a certain date.

With an episodic format, Hitmanstarted with Paris for the original release on March 11, 2016. Episode 2 : Sapienza was released in the following April. Hitman will follow this with regular content updates. New locations include Thailand and The United States. The season finale will take place in Japan and will be released in later 2016.

Hitman markets itself as a “truly episodic” Triple-A title with a major emphasis on their live component. Users who purchase the game on Playstation also gain access to The Sarajevo Six, which includes six bonus contracts with each new location.

A post from the official Hitman Twitter account suggests that the releases are subject to change. With episodic games there will be potential for delays.

Below is a trailer for the previous episode, Sapienza.

Eli Smith is a writer with a strong love for the video games industry originally from Alliance, Nebraska. One day he hopes to make a career out of Video Game Journalism. Until that day he does it in his spare time as a volunteer. He's had experience on a student newspaper, radio, and YouTube.

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