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/// Hitman Collector’s Edition Revealed!
The CE is available to pre-order now in North America via the Square Enix Store and Amazon, priced at $139.99.
The Collector’s Edition will be available on March 11th 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Based on all of your votes, here’s everything that’s packed into the CE:
► Hitman Digital Game Download (Full Experience)
► 10” Agent 47 “Chessmaster” Statue
► Hardcover 60-page art book, curated by Art Director, Jonathan Rowe
► Agent 47 Iconic red tie and clip set
► Premium Collector’s Edition packaging (aka the box)
The Hitman Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order from the European Square Enix Store very soon, priced at €139.99 / £109.99 or your regional equivalent.
Pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition will guarantee your access to the Hitman Beta, starting on February 12th for PS4 and then a week later on PC.
/// Street Fighter 5 Beta Gets New Update on PS4; New Test Coming!
The patch, version 1.08, is 3.1GB, and according to the single patch note, it’s supposed to prepare the beta for the next beta test. Capcom has not yet announced details of such test, but the size of the patch could indicate new characters have been added. | Source
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/// The Witness Cast Includes Phil LaMarr and Ashley Johnson!
Ashley Johnson – Ellie from The Last of Us, Tales from the Borderlands, more.
Phil LaMarr – Hermes in Futurama, Ollie Williams in Family Guy, Marvin from Pulp Fiction, Vamp in Metal Gear Solid titles and many other offerings.
Matthew Waterson – Sir Lucan in The Order: 1886, Fallout 4 and Halo 5.
Terra Deva – musician and The Mickey Mouse Club veteran.
The Witness contains 600 puzzles, will take around 70 hours to complete, will render at 1080p with 60fps and will release on PS4 January 26.
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/// Hitman Now Fully Episodic; Launches with Prologue and One Location!
A change to the release structure, sees Hitman become a truly episodic AAA game experience, with a major live component. Where players will perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world.
Starting with a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May. From there Hitman will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016. With weekly live events and additional planned content in between the monthly updates.
A new Intro Pack now contains Prologue and Paris levels and will release at the new price of $15 (or local equivalent). Each subsequent location will be priced at $10 as an add-on item to the Intro Pack. Alternatively, players can buy the Full Experience up front for $60. This includes all of this year’s content as it’s released, and guarantees them not to miss any live or bonus content.
The disc version of Hitman will ship at the end of 2016.
PlayStation users will also gain access to The Sarajevo Six. 6 Bonus Contracts, one of which will be released with each location and sees Agent 47 travel the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA in this self-contained side-story exclusive for PlayStation 4 users.
For players wanting to get into the game early, the Hitman beta starts on February 12th on PlayStation 4 and February 19th on PC. Players can guarantee access to the beta by pre-ordering the Full Experience or the new Intro Pack.
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/// 3on3 Freestyle for PS4 Teaser Trailer!
/// Lifetime PlayStation Plus Subscribers in Europe Finally Begin Receiving Personalized Gift!
Announced in June 2015, the limited edition gift for lifetime PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe is finally being sent out by Sony.
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/// Dying Light The Following ‘Weaponize Your Ride’ Trailer!