- Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video
- Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released
- PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II
- PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning
- PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Hitman
A few new pre-order items have been announced for Square Enix and IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution. Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering a suit and weapon combo, detailed below, while GameStop has thrown down the gauntlet with a standalone minigame: Sniper Challenge. Developed by IO Interactive, Hitman: Sniper Challenge will be available on May 15 on Live and PSN (August 1 on PC via Steam), months before Absolution’s November 20 launch. As an added bonus, all unlocked items and upgrades in Sniper Challenge will carry over to Absolution.
Square Enix has announced a Professional Edition as well as several pre-order programs for Hitman: Absolution. The premium edition runs $79.99 and includes a clamshell box, hardcover art book, making-of development footage, and several in-game items: the Agency HX UMP submachine gun, Agency Jagd P22G pistol, and Agency SPS 12 semi-auto shotgun. Both the standard and premium versions are available for pre-order, and Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart are all running programs. Currently, the offers consist of the Bartoli Custom Pistol at Amazon, Bronson 1928M SMG at Best Buy, Sniper Rifle: Agency Kazo TRG at GameStop, and Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol at Walmart. Additional pre-order extras will be announced in the near future.
Gamers itching to get their hands on the latest Hitman release can bide their time by getting in touch with their inner Agent 47. Some new Absolution-themed Avatar items have hit Live Marketplace and the PS Store that will turn the average guy (or gal) into a coldhearted, baldheaded killing machine. Well, they’ll at least have the appearance of one, with the red tie and black leather gloves that have been the last sight of so many digital victims.