Showing posts with label IO Interactive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IO Interactive. Show all posts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

During each Xbox Free Play Days weekly event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets to cheer up to celebrate new lineup of games to play on Xbox One console for free while staying in comfort of home.

Starting from June 25, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Live Gold or Game Pass subscribers can head over to Microsoft Store to download and play newly added Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley until June 28, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

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Now that an official follow up sequel waiting for release in January 2021, take a tour into world of assassination with Agent 47 in stealth adventure title Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and follow targets to worldwide locations.

Then jump into 2016 simulation role-playing game Stardew Valley from publisher Chucklefish, where player character goes back to inherit a rural farm from their grandfather in an attempt to try and settle there to leave a city life behind.

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When your trial period in Free Play Days are finally over, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them and enjoy special member discount for limited time but remember that percentage may vary in different region.

Xbox Free Play Days for this week lets you grab Hitman 2 Gold Edition for a whopping 75% off, which is a complete steal. People who are looking forward to begin their journey to Stardew Valley can buy its standard edition at 30% less.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hitman: Absolution Free on GOG Now

GOG is closing off Summer Sale 2020 with a free copy of Hitman: Absolution in free giveaway for next three days.

As many of you already know by now, digital distribution outlet GOG is having Summer Sale 2020 that started last month offering a curated collection of AAA-titles for exclusive discounted price of up to 90%, which is near its end.

As ongoing sale is about to close down soon, GOG is offering a free copy of 2012 stealth action-adventure title Hitman: Absolution, available until June 15, 6:00 AM PT/9:00 AM EDT and its DRM-free as part of weekend promotion.

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Hitman: Absolution Free on GOG Now

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Before delving into a soft reboot and an episodic adventure format, developer IO Interactive attempted to try something different with Absolution by moving away from what made its predecessor Hitman: Blood Money successful.

With recent announcement of Hitman III at PlayStation 5 Reveal Event, players now have a chance to experience one of the most divisive titles in long-running Hitman series and keep them busy until its release on January 2021.

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Meanwhile, GOG is putting a huge discount deal of 80% off on Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 3: Contracts and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin to let you explore further into world of assassination with Agent 47 for cheap.

Hitman: Absolution can be claimed from official GOG webpage or simply log into GOG Galaxy 2.0 client. Since this limited time offer will only last for 72 hours, players who want to give it a shot for free should hurry up before it's late.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Elder Scrolls Online, Gears 5, Hitman and Override for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Packing with highest number of games in 2020 so far, Xbox Free Play Days event offers two new games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members this week with two more already accessible to them from earlier.

Signing in to your account and heading over to Microsoft Store, you can download and play both Hitman: Complete First Season and Override: Mech City Brawl for free from April 9, 12:01 AM PDT through April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

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Released episodically throughout a year, award-winning stealth adventure title Hitman: Complete First Season is a soft-reboot of Hitman series that sees return of protagonist Agent 47 and focuses on a reworked gameplay mechanics.

A party-based brawler, Override lets you take control of giant mechs to engage in a city-wide fistfight against monsters. You can play with friends across real-world inspired locations in a variety of local co-op and online multiplayer modes.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is a great adventurous ride for any players who love to have good time playing MMO role-playing game. ESO joined Free Play Days event last week and will be available until April 13, 11:59 PM PDT.

If you have never had the chance to play third-person shooter title Gears 5 since launch, then now will be a good time to try it out as it is made available on April 6, 12:01 AM PDT and will be up for free until April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

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When this limited time weekend of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, you can keep playing these titles while carrying out all your in-game progress and earned achievements by simply purchasing them on an exclusive discounted rate.

For all Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members, both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 comes at 50% and 45% off respectively. Also get Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for 60% less and Override for another whooping 85%.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hitman 2 Halloween Free Content Update

Developer IO Interactive will be celebrating Halloween event in upcoming free content update for Hitman 2.

Each year in October, Halloween brings themed limited time event to games that support players with steady supply of contents and this month, action-adventure stealth game Hitman 2 celebrates the occasion with a free update.

Agent 47 will be busy taking on a new themed escalation contract and challenge packs in a latest content pack from developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that arrives on October 22, 2019.

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Hitman 2 Halloween Free Content Update

RELATED: Hitman 2 Out Now

According to October content roadmap, newly added escalation contract is a spooky job that takes place in Hawke's Bay. Upon completion, players would unlock tactical wetsuit and a bat shuriken as rewards to use on regular missions.

There would possibly be circle of rituals, dead trees, skeletons and tombstones on location to generate nightmare fuel. This uniquely themed content introduced via update 2.71.0 is here to stay as a permanent addition to the game.

RELATED: Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

All current players can take part in Halloween event for free, which is also available in Starter Pack for newcomers. So, even if you do not own a copy, you are not kept away from a chance to become a Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin wearing assassin.

Hitman 2 is currently out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and if all eight chapters within is not enough for you then purchase an Expansion Pass to expand over to more challenges, locations and missions with early access.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hitman 2 August 2019 Roadmap

IO Interactive revealed new Challenge Pack and homing briefcase are coming to August roadmap of Hitman 2.

In a latest announcement, developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has laid out content roadmap of their action-adventure stealth game Hitman 2 for the forthcoming month of August 2019.

Expansion Pass owners of H2 are going to get a new challenge pack, escalation contracts, featured contracts, legacy elusive targets and much more next month for Agent 47 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Hitman 2 August 2019 Roadmap

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August will be kicking off by throwing off escalation contracts "The Simmons Concussion" at you where you take full advantage of a radical energy drink Jester to stay sharp and then throw those soda cans at joggers on sight.

Social chameleon is theme for this month and The Chameleon is a perfect fit as legacy elusive target to match that. Follow him to Colorado and execute according to specific client briefing to earn tactical gear with hunter's hat.

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What was discovered as an in-game bug that IO Interactive has quickly patched upon finding has now come back to hit back hard. The homing briefcase that defied the laws of physics has returned for "Best Case Scenario" challenge pack.

Escalation contract picks Mr. Batty after his indestructible package got destroyed eventually. He will be followed by another legacy elusive target known as The Identity Thief in Paris and you only have 10 days to carry out this mission.

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Monthly theme of social chameleon strikes again in featured contracts and submissions are open for "Cosplay Karma" until August 12. Afterwards, move over to Isle of Sgail to take out escalation contract, The Scarlett Deceit.

Finally, there is one more elusive target to wipe out from scene that goes by as The Gunrunner and would be residing in Marrakesh, Morocco. A handful of bug fixes and improvements will be deployed on same day, by the end of the month.

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Our silent assassin protagonist will get his job done by whatever means available at hand and Expansion Pass will add Smart Casual Pack content featuring a new suit along with a few useful items to assist you finish a mission in style.

Hitman 2 has been a successful venture by IO Interactive so far and you can purchase either of Gold or Silver Edition of the game to get started with upcoming adventures if you already don't have Expansion Pack 1 or Expansion Pass.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hitman 2 Adds New York Location DLC

As part of Expansion Pass, first post-launch sandbox location for Hitman 2 takes Agent 47 to New York for new mission.

Agent 47 comes to visit New York as a brand-new sandbox location has now been added to first expansion pack of stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Available from today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this first post-launch content update also includes a new mission "The Bank". Owners of Expansion Pass or Expansion Pack 1 can get in to access new unlocks on completing challenges.

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Hitman 2 Adds New York Location DLC

RELATED: Hitman 2 Out Now

In a new trailer, Agent 47 goes to a bank in New York location using a disguise to complete a mission at hand.




RELATED: Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

While in New York, players are to pay visit to Golden Handshake bank to complete newest campaign mission. Contracts Mode will be applicable for The Bank for players to create new custom challenges for others in same location.

When he finally arrives at the bank, he is tasked to find its director Athena Savalas and eliminate her. Don't forget to retrieve vault data core before leaving and upon successful completion of your mission earn new achievements.

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47 can get his hands on useful tools and weapon new starting point using Mastery Progression system. Also, "The New Yorker" double-breasted trench coat and a customized Bartoli 12G shotgun are among new unlocks to carry over to other missions.

Not available for individual purchase, players can only get their hands on New York location and The Bank campaign mission via obtaining either one of Hitman 2 Gold or Silver Edition and Expansion Pass or Expansion Pack 1 for Standard Edition.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season for the month of February 2019.

If 2019 has been a great start for all of you PlayStation Plus subscribers, then Sony Entertainment has some more good news for you. New free games lineup for February is up and this one looks even better than the one they announced for January.

Last month, PS Plus members had their fun with extreme sports game Steep and survival action RPG game Portal Knights. Although they were a pretty decent start for a new year, lineup for this month definitely got a whole lot better for sure.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

We will get into what we have in store in upcoming PS Plus lineup but first, let us take a brief look at the announcement video first.




We have melee action game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft, a game that lets you to be knights, samurai and vikings in a medieval setting. Pick a character from any of the three different factions, divided by four classes with unique fighting skills and styles.

There are 18 different PvP maps and seven multiplayer game modes for to explore and hone your fighting style. So, pick up your blades and prepare to face off against one another from different factions in a fight to declare your dominance.

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For Honor on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Our next free title is the 2016 stealth action-adventure game Hitman, which is a rebooted take to the beloved franchise by developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix. Step into the shoes of world's ultimate assassin, Agent 47 and discover his world of contract killing.

It has been a few months that the sequel, Hitman 2 is out and having a "Snow Festival" seasonal event. For those, who didn't yet had the chance to jump into the adventure; The Complete First Season of the game is a great point to start from.

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Hitman: The Complete First Season on PlayStation Plus Free Games

More free games that join the PlayStation Plus lineup includes the following titles and will be available until March 8, 2019.

  • Divekick (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PlayStation 3)
  • Gunhouse (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Rogue Aces (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

We would like to give you a friendly reminder that PS3 and PS Vita games will no longer be a part of PS Plus monthly games lineup after March 8, 2019. It would be wise for you to add them to your library to keep them into your collection as long as you are a member of the service.

Players on PlayStation VR have the chance to enjoy 50% price off on both Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition. This exclusive sale for PS Plus members also offers 25% discount on Borderlands 2 VR and 20% on Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

Also know that Sony has already expanded cloud storage space of PlayStation Plus from 10GB to 100GB for all of their subscribers. PS4 console owners can now worry less about their save games with this newly allocated space to store them in.

PS Plus cloud storage gives members the freedom to save more of their game progress as well as character profiles on the system. Whenever they switch over to another system, they will not have to fear of losing any progress that way.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hitman 2 Winter Update

Developer IO Interactive introduces Update 2.13 for Hitman 2 that includes new mission, item unlocks and the Snow Festival.

Winter is here! Believing this season is as good as any other to eliminate targets, developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment rolled in an update for Hitman 2, latest release from Hitman action-adventure stealth video game series.

Update 2.13 is a major game changer to introduce a slew of brand-new content for everyone with lots of improvements to make the game better and it is going to be the first add-on for Expansion Pass owners since launch.

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Hitman 2 Winter Update

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Before jumping into the winter event with the latest update, check out the official Snow Festival trailer below.




RELATED: Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

Available from January 21, Update 2.13 will take Agent 47 to Hokkaido, Japan to take care of a target named Dmitri Fedorov as part of a winter-themed seasonal event "Snow Festival". For a limited time from today, it will be going on live and run till February 12.

Those who already played the 2016 game Hitman are familiar with Hokkaido as it was one of the six locations and is also included in the free downloadable Hitman Legacy Pack for owners of that game alongside new gameplay elements.

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The developers have enhanced and updated the location with some lights to color it up some more to make it suitable for the festival. The Winter Sports Pack introduces items like arctic tool box, piton, quickdraw, snowball and winter sports suit.

Unlocking these during the event will allow players to keep them forever to use. The tight-fitting sweater helps you fight right in snowy occasion and snowball is a good way of distracting others. Aside for climbing, spiked piton could be a deadly weapon if you want.

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Hitman 2 Winter Sports Pack

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The Winter Sports Pack DLC comes along with the two-part Expansion Pass that costs only $39.99 and is also included with the H2 Gold Edition costing $99.99. Those who have purchased H2 Silver Edition by spending $79.99 will receive the first half.

Of course this content doesn't cover Expansion Pass 1 in its entirety as there will be challenges, location, missions, outfits, weapons and a brand-new map for Sniper Assassin mode. So, presumably Warner Bros. will be rolling out more content over time.

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Ghost Mode Improvements

RELATED: Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Update 2.13 comes along with a number of bug fixes and improvements to better your experience of playing as the silent assassin. An issue of game crashing from main menu during Ghost Mode session is also taken care of.

From January 22, even people who didn't purchase Hitman 2 can take part into the Snow Festival and get the Hokkaido Legacy Location as a free trial on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will end on February 12 for all three platforms.