The beautiful, sun-drenched coastal town of Sapienza, Italy is the closest we’ve come to releasing a whole town in a Hitman game. The level is huge and there is so much to do and explore. We can’t wait to see players exploring the mansion, church, beach, tunnels, bio-lab and everything else to be discovered in Sapienza.
In less than a week Episode Two will be available. Before then the game will be prepared with a pre-release update that will lay the foundations for releasing Episode Two. This is a mandatory update for all players and will also include some immediate improvements to the game. The pre-release update will be available on PC today, rolling out in the next few hours. On Monday 25 April, the pre-release update will be available for PS4 and Xbox One, meaning that all players will be ready for the Sapienza launch.
What to expect from the ‘Sapienza’ release on April 26
New Destination: Sapienza
- New Story mission: World of Tomorrow
- 10 new Opportunities for ‘World of Tomorrow’
- 20 levels of Sapienza Mastery, with the following unlocks:
8 new starting locations
(+1 starting location unlocked via a challenge)
8 new Sapienza Agency Pickup locations
6 new weapon/gear unlocks
- New suit for Sapienza: Italian Suit
- 75+ Sapienza-specific challenges
- 7 new trophies/achievements
- New ‘The Sarajevo Six’ Contract. Target 2: The Enforcer. (PS4 Exclusive)
Live Content will include: New Escalation Contracts, Elusive Targets & New Featured Contracts (Contracts Mode)
Native Ambient Audio
Added an audio layer for Sapienza that will play native ambient dialogue in crowded areas.
‘Hide in Plain Sight’ Options
The Sapienza location includes more options for Agent 47 to ‘blend in’ whilst wearing his suit.
Opportunities System Improvements
- Persistent reveals: When a player has ‘revealed’ an Opportunity once using the pop-up tracker, they are not required to do so when they encounter the opportunity on future playthroughs.
- Fail Categories: Added categories to explain why an opportunity was failed.
Note: The above Opportunity improvements are only implemented in Sapienza.
Opportunities in the ICA Facility and Paris destinations are not affected.
The pre-release update before Sapienza also brings a lot of new features to the game. For more information, please check the Episode Two Release Notes on the Hitman website.