A recent European rating announcement for Hitman: Absolution and Hitman: Blood Money might be implying that we’ll be getting two Hitman remasters at some point in the near future. While nothing is confirmed yet, it would be a big boost to IO and the Hitman series in general before the sequel’s release.
Hitman recently got a reboot with the first new Hitman game that came out back in 2016. Despite a rocky start it soon gained a high degree of success due to a constant flow of content, an interesting story, and multiple events to play through, despite its episodic release schedule and always-online requirement.
Hitman Absolution and Hitman Blood Money were two of the biggest and most well-known Hitman games, coming out in 2012 and 2006, respectively. Both will be getting upgraded to modern standards as part of their Hitman remasters, being upgraded to the current graphics engine Glacier 2 along with keeping their old features.
At the same time, however, there’s no release date for either game or any indication of when they might be coming out, so players would be better off focusing on Hitman 2 as it comes out on November 13 for the Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4. That game, while still being always-online like the original, will be a full game, allowing players to go nonstop through the story.
That story will pick up from the last episode of the first Hitman game, where 47 and his handler, Diana, discovered that a shadowy organization known as Providence had been behind a great deal of the ICA’s assassinations over the years, and that the head of the ICA, Erich Soders, was an agent of theirs.
The Hitman remasters of Blood Money and Absolution might be coming in order to allow players a better connection to such a story like this in order to get them more invested, but once again that will depend on when these games are released.