Hello HITMAN community!
Since the reveal about HITMAN 2 and the stream, there have been a few questions still unsanswered, and I would like to open a thread about what people would like, hope, or think it’s going to be done. Of course I mean the content connection between HITMAN 1 and 2, like suits, gadgets, maps and missions. Here are my hopes and guesses;
I do hope, HITMAN 1 and 2 kind of share the same launcher, or at least make it possible to start and play the content from each other without closing and opening again. That could be done as it was intented to be; one launcher and the second season, or HITMAN 2 as it is called, on top, as a dlc for example. As it already has it’s own entry on steam, but not steam db, I think the best way would be some kind of a HITMAN 1 dlc for HITMAN 2. Let me explain; HITMAN 2 will be the superior edition of HITMAN 1, with more features, gamemodes, and gameplayoptions. So instead of updating HITMAN 1, they just could use HITMAN 2 as the new, updated plattform for the old content instead. So everyone who owns season one, gets the dlc for free, everyone else has to buy it. That would make HITMAN 1 obsolete of course, but noone would lose anything. And I guess a dlc wouldn’t be that hard to create for the season one content, as it, of course, was released as dlc over the whole year of 2016. The dlc would then include the challanges, geadgets, suits, whatnot, just the exact content of HITMAN 1 as a dlc.
Gadgets, Weapons and Suits:
Here is the part I care the most about, honestly, as I think it would be a missed oportunity to don’t include HITMAN 1 content in HITMAN 2. I think there are two great ways to implement HITMAN 1 content into HITMAN 2. As the suits of course don’t change gameplay at all, there is no need to make them an unlock or something like that to a special level of mastery for example. But the gadgets could be, so here are my two guesses; the first, the one with the most work for IOI, would be, to make them useless on a gameplay side. For example we already have two gadgets like that in season 1, the disposable scrambler and the lockpick. While the lockpick is a great choice for Sapienza, it’s completely useless on Hokkaido. And while the scrambler is a great pick on Hokkaido, it’s completely useless on Paris. Some kind of gameplay change in HITMAN 2 could make HITMAN 1 gadgets useless, and of course HITMAN 2 gadgets useless for HITMAN 1. For example more doors with a facial scan, or doors who can’t be breached with the charges, or doors with microchips, not cards. That would be an easy way to make gadgets obsolete and not overpowerd. You might ask “Why impelent them then, if they are useless?”. Well, there are some gadgets I would like to use for fun, like the cellphone, the ducks, or the weapons like the Krugermeier or Striker. My second guess, and that would be the one with the least work for IOI, would be to put them behind mastery level 20 or similaor, like Hokkaido, which was alot harder before we could use preselected items and agency pickups of course. But whatever way they choose, I really want to use my gadgets on HITMAN 2, and, I even more want to use my gadgets on HITMAN 1. Blackballer back? Briefcase? I want to use that on marrakesh so bad.
Now it’s up to you, please share your thoughts, maybe IOI finds here a great way to satisfy everyone, them and us!