People who think they’re good at Hitman are going to be tested. How? With a new difficulty level. The episodic game will be getting the Professional difficulty level on January 31. This will be a throwback to the previous installment’s most challenging difficulty levels and give everyone, even someone who only owns one episode, an opportunity to face more challenging assassinations.
Professional will challenge your perception of difficulty levels. Instead of just making people stronger, it forces you to play smarter. You can only have one manual save and no auto-saves. Enemies have better AI, as they’ll search better and further, be better about hearing footsteps, and are more alert. If you want someone’s outfit as a disguise, you need to make a clean kill, and disguises have different suspicious and illegal items. Even security cameras are more of a threat, as they’ll see when you’re doing something wrong and cause guards to appear.
Basically, this Hitman update is coming at the best time. Now that the game’s a year old, people should know exactly what and what not to do. They’re ready to be a professional with Professionals. It’s time to prove ourselves.