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Hitman's next episode heads for Morocco next week

Agent 47 takes an assassination mission in Africa for the first time

Hitman's next mission takes place in Africa, a first for the series, Square Enix and developer Io Interactive announced this morning. The episode launches on May 31.

In this episode, Agent 47 is in the ancient Moroccan city of Marrakesh, tracking a rogue general who is plotting a coup, and a private financier holed up in the Swedish embassy. In all of his world travels over the 16-year history of the Hitman franchise, this marks 47's first trip to Africa.

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According to an Io spokesperson, the new episode will focus on "diversity and contrasts" as 47 scopes out bustling marketplaces and a more minimalist foreign embassy. New tools and weapons are also promised, with which players can plan various paths to successful assassinations.

The PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One game's previous two episodes took place in France and Italy. Seven episodes total will launch by the end of 2016, according to Square Enix.

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