Two of the most popular Hitman games in the long-running series are coming back, remastered, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Hitman: HD Enhanced Collection is launching on January 11, and will contain completely remastered versions of Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution. Both games will be able to run at 4K, 60 fps on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
We’re getting more than a simple resolution and performance bump, though. IO Interactive revealed that Hitman: HD Enhanced Collection will feature increased texture resolution, upgraded texture formats, super-sampling, upscale support, heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions, improved lighting and updated controls. Exactly how the controls have been updated is unclear, but IO is promising a “more fluid” experience.
IO Interactive has posted brief summaries of both games for players who never got to experience them:
“In Hitman: Blood Money you experience a globe-trotting adventure from the vineyards of Chile, to the Paris Opera House and even the White House itself in a face-off against a group of assassins known as ‘The Franchise.’ When assassins from his contract agency, the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, Agent 47 suspects that a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. As he suddenly loses contact with the ICA, Agent 47 senses that he may be the next target, so our merciless contract killer travels to America to take care of business himself…
“Rediscover Hitman: Absolution and experience the deep and personal story of Agent 47 as he pursues redemption across 20 intense missions. Enjoy a distinctive art style that combines with rich dialogue and performances by an impressive Hollywood cast to create a unique gameplay experience.”
Look for Hitman: HD Enhanced Collection on January 11 for $59.99.