DATE: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 -
Feral Interactive today announced that the innovative stealth-action game Hitman: Absolution? - Elite Edition, which challenges players to perform assassinations in creative ways, will be released on the Mac this Spring.
Developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix for PC and consoles, Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition brings Hitman?s charismatic Agent 47 to the Mac platform for the first time.
Agent 47, a genetically-engineered contract killer, has taken on a very personal assignment: protecting a vulnerable girl with whom he shares an unhappy connection. Hunted by the police, marked for death by his former employers and locked in conflict with a ruthless arms dealer, 47 must use his enhanced instincts and deadly skills to eliminate his enemies and save the girl.
As Agent 47, players will become the ultimate assassin as they master superhuman reflexes, creative stealth techniques and a powerful arsenal of weapons to pull off both clean kills and dramatic executions. While using disguises and distractions to remain undetected, resourceful players can exploit environmental hazards to pull off imaginative hits that make deaths look like accidents.
All previously released additional content will be included in Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition, including Hitman: Sniper Challenge. In this standalone mission, players engineer a long-range hit, using only their sharp-shooting abilities to pull off audacious kills and cover their tracks.
Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition also includes 'Contracts', a mission-creation mode where players can roam the story mode levels, assassinate targets of their choice by any means possible, then challenge other players to do the same by sharing the contracts online.
?In Hitman: Absolution - Elite Edition, players who take the time to explore will discover a wealth of lethal opportunities,? said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. ?A nightclub owner who decides to party the night away beneath a precariously-hanging disco ball is just asking for trouble...?
Pricing, system requirements and a minisite dedicated to Hitman: Absolution ? Elite Edition (at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/hitmanabsolution/)
will be available closer to the release date. A trailer for Hitman: Absolution - Elite Editionis available now on Feral's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/feralinteractive).About Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as F1? 2013, Tomb Raider, Rayman: Origins, SEGA Superstars Tennis, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Tropico 4: Gold Edition, Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, GRID?, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition, Sid Meier's Railroads!, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, BioShock 2, Borderlands and Rome: Total War Gold Edition. Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com,
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or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive. About SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS
SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.About Io-Interactive
Io-Interactive, a Square Enix Studio, is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last decade. Starting with the ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed Hitman series, Io-Interactive has since developed the cult classic ?Freedom Fighters?, the controversial ?Kane & Lynch" series and the adorable "Mini-Ninjas". Dedication to creating original IP, unforgettable characters and experiences are the hallmarks of Io-Interactive.About Hitman
Created by IO Interactive?, the award-winning, multi-million selling Hitman video game franchise began in 2000 with the release of Hitman: Codename 47 for PC. Agent 47, the games? iconic central character, is a genetically enhanced clone, engineered into a highly skilled assassin. The franchise has boasted video games, a major motion picture, books, comics, merchandise collectibles and amassed a voracious global fan base.
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