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Hitman Professional Mode Makes Assassination Arduous

The Hitman professional mode will tie in with the launch of the retail boxed version of the complete first season.



Hitman professional mode

The Hitman professional mode will tie in with the launch of the retail boxed version of the complete first season.

Hitman is a game that rewards careful planning and meticulous attention to detail, but from a playing perspective, the most enjoyment you’ll garner is often in finding the most creative way to dispatch a target. Drown someone in a toilet? Great! Pelt your victim with coins until they fall off a ledge? Sure! Throw the garbage man in the back of his own truck? Bonus!

But there’s a new way to play coming, for those who seek to master the art of the assassination: the Hitman professional mode. What does it entail?


Hitman Professional Mode – Confirmed Details Thus Far

  • Stricter carrying rules – more change of being noticed for carrying suspicious items.
  • Damageable disguises – don’t leave bullet holes in someone’s clothes when you kill them.
  • Improved security cameras – to make evasion more tricky.
  • Limited save games – because you’re a masochist, presumably.
  • For elite assassins only – players required to reach mastery level 20 in all locations.
  • Available for all main story missions only – except for the prologue.

That all sounds interesting, and certainly a lot more realistic. The damageable disguises in particular sound like an intriguing mechanic in isolation, but combined with limited save games we’re worried it might also knock a little of the ludicrous, knock about fun out of killing people in imaginative ways with everyday items.

The Hitman professional mode will be available as a free update on January 31, 2016, alongside the retail boxed release of the complete first season.

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