Okay, continuing on my Murky Waters idea from above and turning it into a full-blown level design (inspired by @Quine's series) while I was bored, I've come up with a detailed level idea I think would work quite well. Be warned, very, very long post ahead (Apoligies if there are any inconsistencies, I wrote half of it a while back and half of it very recently so there may be some cracks)
Hitman Legacy: Mission 1:
Good evening 47. Your destination is a busy but small community in Chongqing, China, just on the banks of the Yangtze River and near an industrial port owned by TW corporation. Your main target is Gordon Fells, former head of the ICA cyber division. Fells, an ongoing target, left the ICA after a dispute over a secret deal in 2005. He has since had our cyber division under constant siege since yet has managed to remain completely off the radar himself. We managed to locate him through the emails of your second target, Ning Ti-Wang, a prominent businesswoman and owner of the rapidly growing TW shipping company. Ti-Wang, who is constantly monitored by our operatives, mentioned a meeting with Fells that we believe is going down in her apartment. In Ti-Wang's emails a mysterious organisation referenced as 'The Source' was mentioned, along with Alpha Zerox, so be on the lookout for any intel you can find on this shadowy organisation Be careful here 47. Fells knows who you are and will not hesitate to flee when he sees you. We only have one chance to catch him, or he will go under again for even longer. I will leave you to prepare ((Target status: ACTIVE))
In-game briefing (after the level loads):
"Welcome to Chongqing 47. On-site intelligence indicates Fells has just arrived under an alias of 'Patrick Foreman'. He will be sure to escape if he sees you, so be careful. Ti-Wang's apartment is heavily guarded, so plan your approach carefully. Good hunting."
Map: Large street area with a market and a restaurant similar to Marrakesh, but restaurant is Chinese-style food restaurant instead of shisha den. Fells walks around street area similar to Mendola. Then a dock area, with some workers milling around. Lots of containers and some private bodyguards. Finally, the apartments and hotel, where Ti-Wang is. Apartments is six-seven floors, but not much on floors besides staff and different apartments. Top two floors are Ti-Wang's luxurious penthouse, where her routine is. Lots of security. Hotel is connected to apartments, but has small reception area and only seven-eight rooms. Noticeably shabbier. House built on sand feel to the map. Should be about as big as Sapienza, with street area as big as Marrakesh streets, dock area as big as Colorado spec ops training area, restaurant as big as shisha cafe. The recordings are kept in the floor beneath the penthouse in the apartments, where Ti-Wang's security is, and another one is in a guarded building at the docks.
In-detail area description:
Plaza: The area where the player starts is the central plaza. They will begin facing north, reading a book at the café in the centre of the plaza. The plaza has a fountain. From your starting point, you will see the Hotel directly in front of you, along with the tech shop and the food market next to it. The apartment block will be to your left, with the restaurant being behind you. To your right you will see houses, where the Rooftops can be accessed. The plaza is big and has a lot of people but not as much as Marrakesh, they are still crowd NPCs however. There are some food stands near the street entrances.
Streets: This is where Fells starts and where his car is parked. The streets are tightly packed with lots of cars parked and motorcycles. A few policemen can be easily isolated here, and you can find the Courier in the streets. The rooftops can be accessed via multiple available ladders and pipes.
Shops: The Tech shop and the food shop are fairly low-density. The Old Habits opportunity will take place in the yeh shop until you have to get a part for the computer which can be found in a handyman's van in the Plaza. The food shop is not very busy with a few people buying things, potential for funny dialogue here.
Restaurant: Has an open dining area with lots of people. A few waiters and two or three policemen, then there is the kitchen and the store room out back. Most of the 'Michelin Star' opportunity takes place here.
Docks: Located behind the restaurant, fenced off. Very quiet around most areas, lots of shipping containers. The safe room is somewhere around here with Bodyguards surrounding it. A large amount of workers gathered around the podium waiting for Ti-Wang's speech. Also a crane that is 7 floors high and can be climbed and used as a sniper point with view across the whole plaza and the apartment block or can also be used to drop a magnet on Ti-Wang's head during her speech.
Hotel: A fairly small hotel. Can be accessed multiple ways, a room keycard can be found in the restaurant bathroom, tech store behind the desk, one of the backstreets and in the security room. Hotel staff and Receptionist are the only disguises here.
Apartments: 7 floors tall. Each floor has four apartments with the exception of the penthouse and the ground floor. Ground floor is a lobby area along with some dining. The PR manager can be found here. First floor through to Third Floor have apartments with the shrine apartment being on the first floor and the King (Elvis Presley) apartment being on the third floor. Fourth floor is a security room, with a mainframe and bodyguards. Head of security resides here along with the surveillance tapes. Cameras all over the block along with Bodyguards. There is a fire exit leading down the apartments (guarded) that leads to a basement, where Ti-Wang's escape tunnel that leads to the Safe Room is.
Penthouse: Two floors tall. Bottom floor has a kitchen and a living room along with a gun collection (most are usable), a dining area, and an area with a sports car. There is also an office where the opportunity 'Deadline' takes place. On the second floor there is a larger dining area which is currently set up for The Meeting. There is also a large bedroom along with a balcony Ti-Wang looks over when Fells arrives for the meeting. There is a chimney that leads down to a place where Ti-Wang sits for a while where a propane flask can be dropped (you have to find one though and they are only at the docks).
The Exchange- Fells
Find a message planned to be given to Fells by 'the employers' and kill him in the hand off.
Michelin Star- Fells
Escort Fells to the restaurant and serve his food to him
Room Service- Fells
Escort Fells to his room in the hotel, where he will stay.
Old Habits- Fells
Sort out a computer for Fells, and perhaps sabotage it
Have Ti-Wang go to the docks to address her workers and check up on progress
Meet with Ti-Wang as one of her heads of department.
Escort Tactics- Ti-Wang
Have Ti-Wang escorted to the basement of the apartments and out into the shipping area in her evacuation
The Meeting- Ti-Wang and Fells
Have Fells and Ti-Wang meet at the penthouse and poison a glass in their trust test.
Inside story: Fells may want to meet with Ti-Wang, but he is very suspicious about her and wants to hack into her private emails to find out about her (Old Habits). After doing this he realises she plans to do the poison test on him, but does not plan to kill him. This can also be observed in Ti-Wang's phone calls and the opportunities The Meeting and Escort Service.
As for Ti-Wang, she works for 'the Source' and currently plans to go underground with her big fortune to work for them full time as their corporate planner. This is shown in 'Deadline'.
Finally, if 47 does the opportunity 'The Meeting' in his suit and takes out the head waiter during The Meeting, then poisons Ti-Wang but just Ti-Wang, and finally stands and waits for Fells in the next room, you can trigger dialogue during which Fells says he sent out a tip to the ICA as another identity then met with Ti-Wang as he had found out about an organisation in the shadows and he wanted the ICA to hound it down and destroy it. However, he then says the ICA is doing 'more than they would tell you'. Diana comments, and Fells gives you a fake death syringe and requests you poison him so he can escape, and promises he will be invisible forever. You can then either poison him or shoot him, either way, he counts as killed.
Another thing to note is that if Fells and Ti-Wang are poisoned during 'The Meeting' Fells's last words will be '47... he did it...'
Assassination Challenges: (28)
Silent Assassin, Suit Only
Mass Murderer- Kill every NPC
Buzzkill- Assassinate Gordon Fells by electrocuting him with the computer
One Star- Assassinate Gordon Fells with a silenced pistol in his hotel room
The Beldingford Haunting- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with a gas canister down the fireplace
Big Brother- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with the automated turret
It's A Trap!- Assassinate Gordon Fells by poisoning him during the meeting
Untrustworthy- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang by poisoning her during the meeting
Confession- (REDACTED) Assassinate Gordon Fells after confronting him
Run Forrest Run- Assassinate Gordon Fells whilst he is escaping in the car
Cargo Delivered- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with the magnet
2 Star Hygiene- Assassinate Gordon Fells by poisoning his food
The Man In The Hood- Assassinate Gordon Fells during the Exchange
Star Employee- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with the pen during the meeting
She Hit The Floor- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang by pushing her on top of Gordon Fells
Tech Age- Assassinate Gordon Fells with the computer
Cooking On Gas- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with the gas lamp
Wasn't Expecting That- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang and Gordon Fells with poison during the meeting
King Of Assassination- (REDACTED) Assassinate Gordon Fells and Ning Ti-Wang whilst disguised as Elvis Presley
Booby Trap- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with an explosion in the safe room
Smash Bang- Assassinate Gordon Fells with the chandelier
Don't Move- Assassinate Ning Ti-Wang with a sniper rifle during a lockdown
Not Your Enemy- Assassinate Gordon Fells whilst disguised as Ti-Wang's personal assistant
Zealot- Assassinate Gordon Fells and Ning Ti-Wang with the katana whilst disguised as the Warrior Monk (Silent Assassin)
Food Store Worker
Coffee Shop Worker
Head of Security
Tech Shop Worker
Hotel linen room as Hotel Staff
Shrine Apartment as Warrior Monk
Docks as Docks Worker
Restaurant Kitchen as Chef
Ti-Wang's Apartment as Housekeeping
Name: Gordon Fells
Last known location: Chongqing, China
Status: Target, Priority Alpha
Gordon Fells was born at the beginning of the age of technology, and as technology got more advanced, as did his expertise. The only son of a wealthy New York stock broker, Fells had access to the newest tech from a young age. At age eight, he knew more about computers than almost all adults at the time. At age thirteen, he was conducting technological espionage for his father. At age fifteen, he assumed the online alias of 'Sentinel' and was fighting a digital war against the CIA, MI6 and Mossad to uncover as many secrets as he could and unveil them to the public.
He was finally caught during an attempt to reveal classified files about the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1999, but was rescued by the ICA to found the cyber division. The 21-year-old Fells was the youngest member of the ICA, but still one of the most valuable: he provided crucial intel leading to the Ort-Meyer hit.
This all changed in 2011, when Fells deserted the ICA due to a disagreement over a classified secret he had uncovered. The ICA expected to capture Fells almost immediately, yet he has been the most successful man yet in evading us and has used his technological skill to become the most invisible man in the history of the ICA.
This sudden leak of information regarding Fells shows us he has gotten sloppy: yet he will still be a highly alert target. Expect him to recognise you, and to flee at the first sign of danger. This may be our only opportunity to eliminate him and find out about his mysterious benefactors, and once he's gone, he will disappear for decades.
Name: Ning Ti-Wang
Last known location: Chongqing, China
Status: Target, Priority Beta
Ning Ti-Wang was not born into the high life. She was born in western Shanghai, just outside the city, into a middle class family. She had three sisters and was incredibly competitive at everything, thirsty for glory from a young age. She quickly developed a head for business and mathematics, and excelled through school and university.
When Ti-Wang got her business degree, she entered an economically booming China. She quickly latched onto a company, the leading architecture company China Corp, working as a secondary and advisor to it's CEO, Kong Tuo-Kwang, until he was assassinated.
Ti-Wang saw the potential in the up-and-coming Chongqing, and set ups shipping business to go up and down the Yangtze. Her business, TW corporation, boomed, and she was propelled into the multi-millions. She did not work for these riches however, instead savouring the success and praise she wanted.
Ti-Wang has since become one of our constantly monitored people, after she was linked to Alpha Zerox. We picked up Fells through her emails, and she said she was inviting him to meet her- no doubt in relation to the ICA. She is cold, calculating and clever- she will be closely guarded, and will have elaborate code schemes for the meeting.
Nothing you haven't handled before.