A good while ago, there was a rumor floating around that soon we would be getting remastered editions of two older Hitman games, Absolution and Blood Money. Today, the official Hitman 2 Twitter page announced the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, which has confirmed those games to be getting remastered for current-gen consoles.
The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will be giving both Blood Money and Absolution the best treatment possible. Both games will be given 4K resolution, 60 frames per second framerates, improved lighting, updated controls, and will have both games in the same package. Hitman Absolution and Hitman Blood Money were the last two games before IO Interactive continued the series with the 2016 and 2018 Hitman games.
Absolution is a bit more in-depth and emotional with its story, focusing on 47’s efforts to protect a young girl named Victoria and going on the run from the ICA with her to prevent the agency from using her as another genetically engineered assassin like him. Blood Money, which takes place before it, is a more conventional Hitman game but still with a complex story as 47 struggles to survive a conflict between the ICA and a new group of assassins known as the Franchise.
Both games were very popular in their day, seen as some of the best Hitman games around despite Absolution’s more linear story, and with the success of the two newest Hitman games (despite a rocky start for the 2016 Hitman) it appears that IO feels confident enough with the series to remaster them.
The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will be releasing on January 11, and though we don’t know what platforms it will be coming out on it will likely be a safe bet to guess that the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC will all be getting the games. So, if you’ve run out of things to do in the other Hitman games, feel free to get the collection when it comes out.