Hitman : Contracts, le troisième épisode de la série, sera disponible demain à la vente sur PC et Xbox en Amérique du Nord.[–SUITE–] Le communiqué de Eidos :

THE TRUE PROFESSIONAL RETURNS WITH EIDOS’ HITMAN: CONTRACTS HITTING STORE SHELVES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA TODAY

Sequel to Worldwide Multi-Million Unit Seller Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Ships To Retail For PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox® Video Game System and PC

San Francisco, CA (April 20, 2004) – Eidos (NASDAQ: EIDSY), one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced that its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has shipped to stores across North America for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PC and will be available at retail beginning April 21, 2004 in North America.

“Hitman: Contracts serves as Eidos’ largest North American video game launch since 1998.” said Rob Dyer, president of Eidos US. “We are very pleased with the excellent work IO interactive have done to further establish Hitman as one of the premier video game brands.”

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman’s ‘work’ in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

Hitman: Contracts takes you into the mind of Agent 47, the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer in history. The game begins in Paris as Agent 47 finds himself in a trapped in what is a dangerous situation, even for him. Hitman: Contracts explores the dark psychology of killing for a living and promises to be the darkest, most disturbing episode in the series.

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