Retail version of Hitman will be available in January 2017

The “Intro Pack” for IO Interactive’s episodic take on the Hitman franchise is now available, but the team also confirmed that players will be able to pick up the complete collection of missions as a retail disc in January 2017.

“We are doing something bold and new which has the potential to shape how we experience AAA games in the future,” said Hannes Seifert, the Studio Head at IO Interactive. “Hitman is back and it’s clearly the game many fans have been waiting for, so that feels pretty special. And this is just the start, now our live content begins and then in April we head to Sapienza. We have a game that will evolve, grow and improve over time and deliver the best ever Hitman experience.”

IO Interactive’s plan for the full Hitman experience will play out over seven different story missions that’ll drop roughly once a month for the rest of 2016. The developer will also produce additional content including Escalation Contracts, time-limited Elusive Targets, and “The Sarejevo Six” (a series of mini-missions available exclusively for PS4 owners).

The Launch Trailer for Hitman has been embedded above.

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