Hitman: HD Trilogy incoming

If you’d been thinking about delving further into the murky world of Hitman, but weren’t sure where to start – IO Interactive has now provided you with the perfect leaping-off point. Hitman: HD Trilogy is set for release in January, combining three of the greatest games of the five-title series, all lovingly re-produced in glorious high-def for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Hitman: HD Trilogy

Hitman: HD Trilogy for PS3

Confusingly, it’s not the first three games in the series. Instead, just like the Hitman Triple Pack we saw in 2007, it features Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money – that is, games #2, #3 and #4. (We’re still wondering where game #1 got to, but let’s move on for the moment.)

Since its inception in 2000, Hitman has spawned four sequel video games, books, comics, merchandise collectibles and even a not-completely-terrible film tie-in staring Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. The iconic, bald central character is actually a genetically enhanced clone, who has been engineered to become the world’s greatest assassin.

The HD Trilogy crams 40+ missions into one handy package, giving gamers an opportunity to find out just why Agent 47 really is so very, very popular. The pack is due out in late January for both Xbox 360 and PS3 – stay tuned for further instructions.

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