IO Interactive just unveiled the release date for the second episode of this year’s installment of the Hitman series. Titled Sapienza, the episode will be set in a fictional Italian town of the same name. Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza is going to be released on 26th April, a month and a half after its first.
Along with the release date, the Hitman official Twitter account released a short teaser video. Truth be told, the video doesn’t reveal much: it just shows a floating crocodile toy on the beach. With that, we assume that Sapienza is a coastal town but we’ll have to wait for the release to find out about the cryptic purpose of the crocodile toy.
Check out the video below:
Episode Two: Sapienza
— HITMAN (@Hitman) March 31, 2016
The fact that the game is going to be released in April means that Square Enix and IO Interactive are keeping their promise of releasing one episode every month, a plan that received a divided response from gamers. An episodic format is uncommon for AAA games, but publishers of Hitman decided to take the gamble.
The third episode should arrive in May if IO Interactive continues with one episode per month philosophy, but the exact release date is still uncertain. The third episode will see Agent 47 in Morocco, with the U.S., Japan, and Thailand in coming episodes. As soon as more details are revealed, we’ll make sure to let you know
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