The holidays are just around the corner, and in keeping with the spirit of giving, developer IO Interactive has a lot of free content in store for Hitman 2 this month. Every week in December, the studio will roll out something new to do in the game, from another Escalation Contract to a new Elusive Target and more.
Beginning today, December 13, players can take on The Aelwin Augment, the second Escalation Contract to hit the game thus far. This one takes Agent 47 to the Isle of Sgail and «is sure to be a memorable visit,» IO teases. You can watch us try out hand at the Contract in the video above.
Following that, IO will release a «holiday surprise» in Hitman 2 next week, on December 18. The developer didn’t share any further details about what the «surprise» will entail, but it notes the event will only be available for a limited time.
Later that same week will see the arrival of the game’s second Elusive Target, after Sean Bean: The Revolutionary. He’ll be available in Santa Fortuna for 10 days beginning December 21. Finally, rounding out the month is another new Escalation Contract, The Turms Infatuation, which is scheduled to arrive on December 27. You can read more about this month’s free Hitman 2 content on IO’s website.
Hitman 2 is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Hitman 2 review. Critic Edmond Tran wrote, «The addition of other minor mechanical changes-like concussive weapons, a picture-in-picture enemy activity alert, and visible security camera sightlines-help to improve Hitman 2 overall as a dense and accessible stealth assassination game. But the new locations are the real stars, impressive and inventive sandboxes ripe for picking apart with exciting experiments.»