The Hitman games have millions of players worldwide, and has been around for a quite a while too: the first Hitman game hit the shelves back in 2000 on PC. Despite its PC origins, though, the franchise is now a decidedly multiplatform, more mainstream affair, and two movies based on the games have hit the theatres too.
So it’s not surprising that one of the best Hitman games is heading to Nintendo Switch in remastered form this winter. This is none other than Hitman: Blood Money, the 2006 classic that is renowned as one of the top games to have hit PC and consoles that year.
The game has several large, inventive levels, such as one taking place during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans and another set in a mansion in which Agent 47 (the game’s protagonist) has to murder a playboy, something which players can do in several, often hilarious ways.
Actually, the trailer for the Nintendo Switch remaster below shows some of the ways you can deal death as Agent 47 in Hitman: Blood Money – Reprisal, the title of this Blood Money remaster, which as stated earlier will arrive on Nintendo Switch this winter. It will be available earlier on Android and iOS devices (this autumn).
The trailer (which is set to the haunting “Ave Maria” music) also shows some of the new additions to this Blood Money remaster. These include a mini-map, which will come in handy for finding your way around the game’s large levels, and “instinct mode”. The latter debuted in 2012’s Hitman: Absolution, and highlights your mission targets in red as seen in the game’s trailer, surely a quality of life addition to this Hitman remaster.
The announcement of a Hitman: Blood Money remaster on both Nintendo Switch and mobile happens as IO Interactive is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. The Danish outfit has been behind all the mainline Hitman games, but it’s not IO Interactive who’s behind Hitman: Blood Money – Reprisal, but rather Feral Interactive, a British games developer who’s behind the mobile ports of games like Alien Isolation.
Here’s hoping, then, that the studio does a good a job with this classic Hitman game, so that those who enjoying gaming on the go on Nintendo Switch and mobiles can have as much fun with Hitman: Blood Money as those who played the game on consoles and PC back in the day.
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