We recently found out that the next instalment in the Hitman series would not see its 2015 release. With so many games still to come this year, we’re okay with that. Well, now we know when we will be playing the new Hitman and it is not too far off.

Io-Interactive announced on their blog that Hitman will release on 11 March 2016. They also revealed the launch plans for the game with what content will launch and at what time and what we can expect later on in the year.

At launch expect to see three locations, namely Paris, Sapienza and Marrakesh. Each of these locations will house 6 Contracts missions. In Contracts Mode you have around 800 targets to craft the way you approach your objectives.

Following the game’s release a new sandbox area will release every month, as in April, May, June. In April, May and June. Each location will come with additional missions, signature kills and more Contracts targets – and of course new disguises, weapons and ways of taking out your target. April takes you to Thailand, May will see you visiting the United States of America and June sends you across the globe to Japan.

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In addition, the live content will start in March. This consists of our live, time-limited targets, weekly IOI developed Contracts and promoted content built by the very best of you out there. Because, let’s face it, millions of you played and created fantastic Contracts for Absolution and we’re betting you’ll do even better this time around with so many targets and such complex locations.

There will also be two ways to purchase the game. You can purchase an intro pack which will include all day-one content, and NOT include any future content. You can however purchase an upgrade pack which will give you access to all the future content at any time. Yes, like a season pass but way cheaper. You can also opt in to purchase the full pack for $59.99 (R699) which will include every location and mission both at launch and in months to come.

Hitman is set for release on 11 March 2016 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC