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  Enter a World of Assassination: HITMAN comes to Linux on February 16th
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Feral Interactive announced today that HITMAN – The Complete First Season , Io-Interactive’s superb creative stealth action game, will be released for Linux on February 16th. Developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix for Windows PC and consoles,  HITMAN is the first ever game in this renowned 16 year-old series to come to Linux.

Become the Master Assassin in this intense spy-thriller story. As Agent 47 you perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. 

Originally released as the first truly AAA episodic game in six episodes, each set in a different country,  HITMAN has players travel the globe, from Paris to Hokkaido. Each location is full of opportunities to turn everyday objects into lethal weapons. Levels are intricately designed to test players’ ability to improvise as they complete their deadly missions while remaining incognito. 

“Hitman is a franchise that has defined the stealth genre, and this game is very much a return to the series’ roots,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “It’s been a long wait to get a Hitman title onto Linux, but I can’t think of a better way than this to introduce the series to Linux gamers.”

HITMAN will be available from the Feral Store and Steam as  HITMAN - The Complete First Season, which includes all six episodes and three bonus missions and is priced at £39.99/$59.99/€49.99. Players can also purchase the intro pack and individual episodes separately. 

Watch a trailer for  HITMAN on YouTube .

About Feral Interactive - Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh and Linux platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Linux hits as Total War: WARHAMMER, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mad Max, Life Is Strange, XCOM 2, GRID Autosport, Tomb Raider, Alien: Isolation - The Collection, Company of Heroes 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Empire: Total War. Visit our website at  http://www.feralinteractive.com , and find us on  Twitter  or  Facebook .

About HITMAN™ - HITMAN is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Blood Money and the recent Hitman: Absolution.

Related Links:  hitman.com  /  facebook.com/hitman  /  twitter.com/hitman  /  reddit.com/r/hitman  

About Io-Interactive - Io-Interactive, a Square Enix Studio, is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last decade. Starting with the praised and ground-breaking Hitman series, Io-Interactive has since developed the cult classic “Freedom Fighters”, the controversial “Kane & Lynch" series and the adorable "Mini-Ninjas". Dedication to creating original IP and unforgettable characters and experiences are the hallmarks of Io-Interactive.

About Square Enix Ltd. - Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 70 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. 

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at  http://eu.square-enix.com/en