Hitman: Absolution's 'Contracts' Mode Unveiled
Written Tuesday, August 14, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Mere moments ago, we were sat in a swanky cinema venue awaiting the announcement of something big for Hitman: Absolution, and it's a brand new mode that enables you to replay any of the game's missions, but with a different target at the centre of said mission. It's called 'Contracts' and enables you to play Hitman your way.
Not only can you replay missions with a different target to execute and shift the dynamic of a level in the process, but you can also effectively create your own Contracts using the 'Play to Create' tool, which has you playing through the level in the fashion you want other players to play it. Want to set three targets and exit at the other end of the level, while remaining silent and undetected? Then play the level that way, then share it with your friends, who'll need to complete the mission your way to gain the highest possible payoff.
Your Play to Create Contracts are defined by your style, time taken and witnesses, and there's no level editing tools or complicated mechanics to learn. You simply play, mark your targets and build your parameters based on how you complete the level. Completing a Contract then rewards you with Contract dollars to spend on disguises, weapons and upgrades, that you can use to change your approach to a mission.
Check out the first four screenshots from the Contract missions we were shown from the Chicago library and Shangri-La Garden levels below, then get ready to create your very own Contracts when Hitman: Absolution launches on November 20th, 2012.