Hitman 2's Entire First Misson Is Now Free To Download

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Hitman 2's Entire First Misson Is Now Free To Download

Hitman 2 developer IO Interactive is inviting new players to test out its 2018 stealth game with Hitman 2 – Starter Pack, a free download available now that lets players experience the game's first mission in its entirety.

The opening campaign mission is called "Nightcall" and is set in a "luxurious oceanside property" in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Players take on the role of Agent 47 as he infiltrates the compound to assassinate certain targets. Progression earned in Hawke's Bay will carry over to the full game if players decide to purchase it. (Which they totally should.)

Additionally, Hitman 2 – Starter Pack lets players participate in a Elusive Target mission – limited time, in-game events that give players one opportunity to eliminate high profile targets. Players who download the starter pack can participate in Hitman 2's upcoming Elusive Target, "The Politician," which runs from March 8-17 in Hawke's Bay. The target is Dame Barbara Elizabeth Keating, who is described as "a disgraced former New Zealand Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs who was forced to resign after the discovery of her charity funneling funds to her offshore interests." Players will need to be keen-eyed to take her out, as her body double roams Hawke's Bay too.

Hitman 2's Entire First Misson Is Now Free To Download

about X hours ago from
Hitman 2's Entire First Misson Is Now Free To Download

Hitman 2 developer IO Interactive is inviting new players to test out its 2018 stealth game with Hitman 2 – Starter Pack, a free download available now that lets players experience the game's first mission in its entirety.

The opening campaign mission is called "Nightcall" and is set in a "luxurious oceanside property" in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Players take on the role of Agent 47 as he infiltrates the compound to assassinate certain targets. Progression earned in Hawke's Bay will carry over to the full game if players decide to purchase it. (Which they totally should.)

Additionally, Hitman 2 – Starter Pack lets players participate in a Elusive Target mission – limited time, in-game events that give players one opportunity to eliminate high profile targets. Players who download the starter pack can participate in Hitman 2's upcoming Elusive Target, "The Politician," which runs from March 8-17 in Hawke's Bay. The target is Dame Barbara Elizabeth Keating, who is described as "a disgraced former New Zealand Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs who was forced to resign after the discovery of her charity funneling funds to her offshore interests." Players will need to be keen-eyed to take her out, as her body double roams Hawke's Bay too.

World War Z Co-Op Shooter Gets A Release Date

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World War Z Co-Op Shooter Gets A Release Date

World War Z, the co-op, third-person shooter, is finally getting a release date: April 16. Announced all the way back in December of 2017, it's been a while since we've heard much about the game's progress, but the impressive  zombie tech behind the large hordes seems to have remained intact from that initial showing.

The game is co-op up to four player, so it seems to be interested in picking up the slack for the seemingly defunct Left 4 Dead series. We'll just have to wait a couple more months to see if it can match those games' staying power when it launches on PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store.

World War Z Co-Op Shooter Gets A Release Date

about X hours ago from
World War Z Co-Op Shooter Gets A Release Date

World War Z, the co-op, third-person shooter, is finally getting a release date: April 16. Announced all the way back in December of 2017, it's been a while since we've heard much about the game's progress, but the impressive  zombie tech behind the large hordes seems to have remained intact from that initial showing.

The game is co-op up to four player, so it seems to be interested in picking up the slack for the seemingly defunct Left 4 Dead series. We'll just have to wait a couple more months to see if it can match those games' staying power when it launches on PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store.

Lovecraftian Adventure The Sinking City Looks Like It's Been Delayed

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Lovecraftian Adventure The Sinking City Looks Like It's Been Delayed

For many Lovecraft enthusiasts, The Sinking City has been a grim delight lurking on the horizon. The game was initially due out March 21. However, that looks like that might no longer be the case.

 The astute folks at PC Gamer have noticed the release date for the game has disappeared. Where March 21 once was, a new description appears: 2019.

No word yet from Frogwares or publisher Bigben Interactive but it looks like you'll have to wait a little while longer to get your supernatural sleuth on.

The Latest Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Reveals Mewtwo And Much More

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The Latest Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Reveals Mewtwo And Much More

A new trailer dropped for the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie this morning and it shows off a lot more Pokémon, and some of the major plot beats, like the fact that protagonist Tim's father may not actually be dead. Arguably the biggest reveal of the trailer, however, is MewTwo, who bursts through a gigantic exploding Pikachu balloon in dramatic fashion.

For more on the Detective Pikachu movie, head here.

The Latest Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Reveals Mewtwo And Much More

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The Latest Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Reveals Mewtwo And Much More

A new trailer dropped for the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie this morning and it shows off a lot more Pokémon, and some of the major plot beats, like the fact that protagonist Tim's father may not actually be dead. Arguably the biggest reveal of the trailer, however, is MewTwo, who bursts through a gigantic exploding Pikachu balloon in dramatic fashion.

A new poster was also revealed for the movie, which you can see below.

Ryme City, Best city. Case closed. But still open! Until #DetectivePikachu solves it! pic.twitter.com/OFOEVUZOWb

Digital Storefront GOG Hit With Layoffs

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Digital Storefront GOG Hit With Layoffs

Digital storefront GOG (short for Good Old Games) has laid off "around a dozen" people. A representative reached out to Kotaku to confirm the news but also cautioned against the layoffs being seen as a bleak sign of things to come for the store.

 “Letting people go is never easy,” the company told Kotaku. “We have been rearranging certain teams since October 2018, effecting in closing around a dozen of positions last week. At the same time, since the process started we have welcomed nearly twice as many new team members, and currently hold 20 open positions.” However, Kotaku also notes that an anonymous employee with the company suggested that GOG's financials were more in the red than the company was letting it go.

The company also announced that its Fair Package Program, which gave costumers from countries where a title they purchased was more expensive than its country of origin store credit to make up the difference, is ending.

Digital Storefront GOG Hit With Layoffs

about X hours ago from
Digital Storefront GOG Hit With Layoffs

Digital storefront GOG (short for Good Old Games) has laid off "around a dozen" people. A representative reached out to Kotaku to confirm the news but also cautioned against the layoffs being seen as a bleak sign of things to come for the store.

 “Letting people go is never easy,” the company told Kotaku. “We have been rearranging certain teams since October 2018, effecting in closing around a dozen of positions last week. At the same time, since the process started we have welcomed nearly twice as many new team members, and currently hold 20 open positions.” However, Kotaku also notes that an anonymous employee with the company suggested that GOG's financials were more in the red than the company was letting it go.

The company also announced that its Fair Package Program, which gave costumers from countries where a title they purchased was more expensive than its country of origin store credit to make up the difference, is ending.

Today's Red Dead Online Updates Brings New Weapons, Modes, And More

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Today's Red Dead Online Updates Brings New Weapons, Modes, And More

Today Rockstar revealed that a large update for the online component of Red Dead Redemption II has gone live. The Red Dead Online update brings a huge host of additions to the world.

Here the most noteworthy additions:

Alongside the new content, Rockstar is also making a large number of changes to current systems. Player blips are reduced over long distances on the map, addressing a big complaint that has been consistent since launch. Outlaws who cause too much of a ruckus in the world will find themselves pursued, not just by other players, but powerful NPC bounty hunters as well.