Square Enix announced details on the upcoming HITMAN beta. Testing will begin on February 12 for PlayStation 4 users and one week later, on February 19, for PC users. In both cases, everyone who pre-ordered the game will receive guaranteed access.
The publisher also talked about the content that will be available:
The HITMAN beta is set twenty years in the past at a top secret ICA recruitment and training facility. This makes it an extremely unique mission because it revolves around how Agent 47 was recruited into the ICA and shows the first time that 47 meets his long-time handler, Diana Burnwood. This will be a moment of huge interest to fans of the series and the perfect starting point for newcomers to the game.
Moreover, new details have been revealed about the exclusive PlayStation content scheduled for the game.
HITMAN will feature six PS4 exclusive contracts that we’ve called “The Sarajevo Six”. These are self-contained contracts that see Agent 47 travel the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA. Each target was a private soldier guilty of committing brutal war crimes. Many years later, fate is finally catching up with them.
These six contracts will see Agent 47 visit each of the locations in HITMAN – from France to Italy, Morocco to Thailand and the United States to Japan. The first three contracts will be available when the game launches on March 11th 2016 with the rest becoming available as new locations are released during 2016.
Check out the HITMAN beta trailer below. The game will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 11, 2016 worldwide.