Hitman: Blood Money is Finally Getting a Remake
Following the massive success of the last three Hitman titles, IO Interactive and Feral Interactive seem to keep the show going by re-introducing the 2006 classic Hitman: Blood Money for handheld devices. Apart from remodeled textures and improved graphics, the game will supposedly bring new features and gameplay improvements to better suit mobile devices. Agent 47 will now get access to a detailed mini-map and retain his Instinct mode which was introduced in later titles. If you are also a fan of the series and are waiting to know more about this title, you have stumbled upon the right article. Let’s delve into it.
When Does Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal Release?
On 4th October, developer Feral Interactive officially unveiled the game on X and mentioned that the game would make its triumphant return on iOS and Android this autumn while the Nintendo Switch version would arrive at a later date in winter. Apart from the announcement, there is also an official gameplay trailer that showcases some of the aforementioned improvements in the revamped title.
What Features Can You Expect From Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal?
This upcoming Hitman game will contain several new features to differentiate itself from the original 2006 game. The studio has brought in a mini-map and the Instinct mode which was introduced as a feature in 2012’s Hitman: Absolution. This mode allows Agent 47 to accurately predict enemy movements so that he can actively plan his assassination.
Similar to the original game, this new version of Blood Money will also feature 12 assassination missions; 10 of them will occur in the United States while two missions will involve you traveling to Chile and Paris. While we do not have information about additional missions, we can be sure that the game will retain its emphasis on stealth.
While the original title was developed for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Windows, this newer version is under production for iOS and Android devices with the Switch version dropping later. However, the game already saw an HD port in 2013 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360, while a 4K port for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 dropped in 2019.
Judging by this, we can assume that there won’t be any major hardware limitations as most modern devices are more than capable of handling Full HD resolution. One main challenge for the developers would be to accommodate all of the game’s controls on a touchscreen and make sure that they work intuitively without interfering with your gameplay. This process is easier said than done, keeping in mind that the original game is now 17 years old.
That is pretty much everything we know about Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal. We can expect to see more trailers, pricing, and other information released from the devs as we get closer to the game’s release.