Square Enix's episodic Hitman series has been something of a highlight since debuting in March, with some of Agent 47's recent costume-hopping and contract-killing antics ranking among the best the series has ever had to offer. Thankfully then, it appears that developer IO Interactive has plans to continue to support the costume sandbox stealth title with additional seasons in the future.
Responding to a fan question on Twitter concerning the possibility of a second season, the official Hitman account responded by saying that the "plan is to have three seasons."
It is worth noting that in spite of IO's hopes for the game, the tweet reveals that "Season Two hasn't been confirmed yet," with the fate of additional seasons presumably in the hands of publisher Square Enix.
Currently, the only confirmed future adventures of the barcoded assassin include trips to Thailand (due 16 August), Japan and the United States. Before its official reveal, the next episode was teased through a fake band called The Class, complete with a Band Camp page, a Twitter account and vinyl records sent to the press.
A music video for The Class' track "Are We Stars" eventually gave the game away, with Agent 47 popping up in the footage. The Hitman website later detailed the targets within the Bangkok-set "Club 27" mission as "rising rock star Jordan Cross, front man of trending indie band The Class, and Cross' family lawyer, Ken Morgan."
The upcoming episode will feature the fourth location so far following on from the bourgeois fashion show in Paris, a high-stakes, sun-drenched tour of Sapienza, Italy and the politically-charged streets of Marrakesh, Morocco. In July IO released a summer bonus episode which altered the latter two locations for a pair of new missions and accompanying targets.
Square Enix announced in March that a physical version of the complete first season will be released in January 2017. Until there is official confirmation of a season two or three, we can only hope that Agent 47 is not ready for retirement just yet.