Copyright 2003 Eidos Press Release
[ December 19th 2003 ]
one of the world's leading publishers and developers
of entertainment software, today announced the
eagerly awaited return of the world's deadliest
assassin in Hitman: Contracts. The game is the
third installment in the critically acclaimed,
multi-million selling Hitman series. Hitman: Contracts
is being developed by Io Interactive and will
be available for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft,
and PC in spring 2004.
Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful
missions, with a greater variety of ways to make
the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms
and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine
showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and
brings new locations to life. An improved control
system and more gradual learning curve will ensure
that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.
Hitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent
47, the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer
in history. The game begins in Paris as Agent
47 finds himself wounded and trapped in what is
a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts
explores the dark psychology of killing for a
living and promises to be the darkest, most disturbing
episode in the series.
Flosser, managing director of Io Interactive says:
"Hitman: Contracts will reveal a new side to Hitman.
The game will be epic, highly disturbing, but
most importantly an enjoyable experience. The
technology we are employing will make it one of
the most advanced games on the market." Mike McGarvey,
CEO of Eidos says: "The Hitman series has massive
mainstream appeal and is already well established
as one of the industry's biggest original intellectual
properties. Hitman: Contracts is a sure-fire hit
out the new web site www.hitmancontracts.com for
updated game information and the newly-released
Hitman: Contracts trailer.