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Join Agent 47 on an Italian vacation

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A nor’easter is blanketing much of the Eastern Seaboard with a foot of snow or more, while a powerful storm is bearing down on Southern California with the threat of floods and other hazards. So why not start off your spring with a virtual vacation to Italy’s Amalfi Coast in Hitman?

Agent 47 heads to the fictional town of Sapienza for Hitman’s second chapter, which debuted in April 2016 and is generally regarded as the finest of the six episodes in the game’s inaugural season. In its main mission, “World of Tomorrow,” 47 must eliminate two targets as well as a lethal virus. The action takes place in a large level set in a sleepy seaside town, which contains a sprawling villa and a secret underground laboratory.

IO released Hitman Spring Pack today on PlayStation 4, Windows PC (via Steam, where the content isn’t yet available) and Xbox One. It’s a free download for the next two weeks. The Spring Pack will no longer be available as of April 3, but anybody who downloads it before that date will be able to keep it forever — and if they buy the full game in the future, their progress will carry over to it.

In addition to “World of Tomorrow,” Hitman Spring Pack includes Hitman’s prequel at an ICA facility — which comes with two story missions — plus everything else in the Sapienza episode. Here are the details from IO:

... 20 levels of Mastery (including weapon and item unlocks), more than 100 challenges, 7 achievements/trophies and ALL of the Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and Featured Contracts that we’ve released for Sapienza. On top of all that, any Elusive Targets that are re-activated in Sapienza will also be playable through the Spring Pack.

IO is reviving an Elusive Target in Sapienza this very week, The Guru. That mission will be live for 10 days starting this Friday, March 23. For more on Hitman, read our full review of Season One.