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Hitman: Blood Money (Windows)

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www.greenpepper.de:
    Hitman Blood Money

    Der glatzköpfige Profikiller kehrt mit einem neuen Koffer voller Aufträge zurück.

    Agent 47 ist zurück, und dieses Mal wird er mit kalter, harter Währung bezahlt. Wie er das Geld ausgibt, wird seinen Weg zum Ziel beeinflussen, und die Waffen, die ihm zur Verfügung stehen, bringen jedem Spieler ein einzigartiges Spielerlebnis. Dank der neuen Version von IO-Interactives beeindruckender Glacier-Engine ist Hitman: Blood Money die brutalste und realistischste Simulation des Lebens eines gnadenlosen Killers.

    In Hitman: Blood Money findet sich Agent 47 inmitten eines Kriegs zwischen zwei rivalisierenden Agenturen wieder. Die Killer seiner eigenen Agentur, der ICA, werden systematisch eliminiert, und es sieht so aus, als würde eine größere und mächtigere Agentur ins Geschehen eingreifen. Plötzlich verliert Agent 47 den Kontakt zur ICA. Er spürt, dass er das nächste Ziel sein könnte und reist nach Amerika, wo er wie immer versucht, seinen Job zu machen.

    • "Blutgeld"-System - je sauberer der Auftrag erledigt wird, desto mehr Geld erhältst du, das du ausgeben kannst, um deinen Ruf zu verbessern, deine Waffen anzupassen, dir eine besondere Ausrüstung zuzulegen und Informationen zu erhalten.
    • Anpassbare Waffen - modifiziere die Waffen von Agent 47 auf vielfältige Weise, darunter ihren Klang, den Rückstoß, die Feuerrate, den Schaden, die Nachladegeschwindigkeit, die Genauigkeit und den Zoom.
    • Neue Spieltechniken wie Ablenkungen, Unfälle, Leichenbeseitigung, menschliche Schilde, Waffenattrappen und vieles mehr.

    Contributed by jaXen (20860) on Feb 11, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    In Hitman: Blood Money™, step once again into the shoes of the enigmatic Agent 47. This time he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

    The big bad bald guy with the barcode is back, drawing you farther than ever into his deadly world where being smart, anonymous, and totally ruthless are the keys to a perfect execution. Lucrative contracts on the rich and powerful in high-profile locations make killing for money a very good business. When a rival agency enters the scene, it’s war … and only the best hitman will be left standing.

    • Money: Get paid and decide how to spend your hard-earned cash. Purchase weapon upgrades or pay to keep your exploits quiet.
    • Competition: Agent 47's rivals are not just after his targets, they are after him.
    • Locations: This time, Agent 47 visits U.S. locations like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.
    • Killings: Blood Money gives you a hand in how to play, including a new game play mode for rookies.
    • Stats: Post your statistics online in a variety of different skills and feats to compete with other wannabe assassins from around the world.
    • Variety: Choose how take a target out—drop a priceless chandelier or use a remote bomb without creating alarm or suspicion.
    • Engine: The all-new Glacier game engine features a number of new moves and a revamped NPC and A.I. system.
    • Stealth: Hide bodies in boxes and enclosed spaces.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15011) on Sep 17, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    The bald-headed assassin returns and this time, he has lethal competition.

    Eidos' Hitman returns for his fourth outing as the stealthy lone killer-for-hire faces of
    against a rival assassination bureau. As well as nail-biting stealth and lethal combat, Blood
    Money sees greater options to develop Agent 47 and how you spend your 'blood money'
    directly affects the course of the game and the weapons available to you.

    Assassins from 47's contract agency, the ICA, are ending up on the wrong end of the hit.
    A new agency has entered the market and it appears the ICA is the main target. With the
    situation worsening, Agent 47 is unable to reach his contacts in the organisation. Cut off
    and sensing he is likely next, relocation to America and a chance to turn the situation
    around is the only option. But of course, a cornered animal is at its most dangerous

    Io-Interactive have again delivered a sumptuous visual treat as 47 travels the globe facing
    off against highly intelligent enemies, complimented by Blood Money's unrivaled AI system.

    • 47 returns to share his deadly art with a whole new 'audience' of unexpecting victims


    • Stealth, tactics and coolness under fire are key skills that will keep you alive in the huge,
      free-roaming environments


    • Unique game experience; how earnings are spent directly effect progress and
      equipment available


    • Stunning graphics set a new benchmark in the series

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 19, 2008.

Back of Case - PS2/Xbox/Xbox 360 (US):

    Prepare To Make A Killing

    HITMAN'S BACK, drawing you closer than ever into his deadly world where staying anonymous, and being smart and totally ruthless are the key to a perfect execution. Lucrative contracts on the rich and powerful in high profile locations make killing for money good business. But when a rival agency enters the scene it's war, and only the best man will be left standing.

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on Jun 03, 2006.

Press release (10th May 2006):

    Hitman: Blood Money

    TITLE: Hitman: Blood Money
    Genre: Action Shooter
    ESRB RATING: Mature
    Platforms: PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC
    Developer: Io Interactive
    Publisher: Eidos, Inc.
    Release Date: Spring 2006

    Hitman: Blood Money places gamers once again in the role of the world’s greatest assassin, Agent 47. When assassins from Agent 47’s contract killing firm, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger more powerful agency has entered the fray. Sensing that he may be the next target, Agent 47 travels to America, where he Prepares to Make a Killing.

    Features:
    • Welcome to the USA: Agent 47 is heading to the U.S. making deadly stops in iconic locales such as Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Mississippi.

    • All-New Game Engine: Now with a number of new moves including the ability to create accidents and to dispose of bodies as well as a re-vamped NPC and AI system, the world of being an assassin has never been more realistic.

    • New Blood Money System: Use your hard-earned cash to bribe the press, keep your picture out of the morning paper. Or you can customize and upgrade your weapons to match your personal style of assassination. The choice is up to you.

    • Assassin Rivalry: Agent 47 is up against a rival agency of assassins competing to take out high-priced targets, and may even become the primary target himself.

    • Rookie Training: New to the world of assassinations? New rookie mode and levels of difficulty will give you all the training needed.

    • Environmental Danger: Drop a priceless chandelier or use a remote bomb all new accident system allows for more freedom in choosing the method for taking out the target.

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (5th May 2006):

    Hitman: Blood Money™ Original Soundtrack Available On Sumthing Else Music Works

    Soundtrack to Agent 47's Latest Adventure Released in Stores on May 30th

    New York – May 5th, 2006
    – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through a licensing relationship with Eidos Interactive, announces the upcoming release of the Hitman: Blood Money™ Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album from the latest installment in the multi million selling Hitman franchise will be released on May 30th at European and US retail and online outlets through Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com, the industry leader for licensing and distributing video game soundtracks.

    The Hitman: Blood Money Original Soundtrack features over an hour of original music from the game written and produced by British Academy award-winning composer Jesper Kyd. His powerful blend of ambient, electronic and symphonic orchestrations beautifully enhances the cool, dark cinematic flair of the Hitman series and evokes the sinister mindset of the world's most deadly assassin Agent 47 as he travels to America and prepares to make a killing.

    Highlights from the 16-track album include the operatic, choral crescendos and foreboding drums of “Apocalypse,” the surreal soundscapes capturing “Night Time in New Orleans,” the retro lounge vibe of “Vegas,” the hypnotic underground dance grooves of “Club Heaven,” and the Hitman: Blood Money theme, “Agent 47 Main Title.”

    Nile Rodgers, veteran music producer and Sumthing Else label founder, said, "Jesper Kyd is one of the most cutting-edge and unique composers writing music for ANY medium. Whether he's scoring a video game or movie it's sure to be a hit and once you've heard the Hitman: Blood Money soundtrack his music will own you!"

    Hitman: Blood Money delivers an experience that is the closest gamers will ever have come to the real world of the assassin. Developed by Io-Interactive, Hitman: Blood Money is released in May 2006 on Xbox 360™, Xbox®, PlayStation®2, and PC. For more information visit www.hitman.com

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (12th April 2006):

    Hitman: Blood Money - Agent 47 sets his sights on 26th May

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Hitman: Blood Money will be released across PAL territories on 26th May 2006 on Xbox 360™, PC, PS2 and Xbox.

    Hitman: Blood Money is the latest installment in the notorious assassination series, developed by IO Interactive, and takes killing for money to a whole new level.

    When assassins from Agent 47’s contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it’s business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (3rd April 2006):

    HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY on Xbox 360 - Beautifully Executed in HD

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Hitman: Blood Money will be released on Xbox 360™ to coincide with the release of PC, PS2 and Xbox versions this Spring.

    Agent 47’s sinister methods of execution are now delivered in High Definition, fully utilising the power of Microsoft’s next-generation video game and entertainment system.

    Hitman: Blood Money is the latest installment in the notorious assassination series, developed by IO Interactive, and takes killing for money to a whole new level.

    “We are thrilled to be able to deliver Hitman: Blood Money on Xbox 360.” says Neil Donnell, Executive Producer, “The development team at IO have engineered and developed the game to harness and exploit the latest in graphics and game technology so Xbox 360 is the ideal platform to demonstrate this work in HD. Gamers will be in for a real treat when they get their hands on this game and are able to fulfill their wildest Hitman fantasies.”

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (21st November 2005):

    H.O.R.S. ONLINE: Global search to find the world's best Hitman

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, has today announced the Hitman Online Ranking System (H.O.R.S.) for the new HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY title.

    By placing the ranking system online players now have the opportunity to truly compare and compete against both friends and adversaries on a regional and worldwide stage. Players online will be ranked in a number of different and continually evolving levels. So whether you enjoy taking a more tactical, silent approach like a professional assassin or whether you buy in to the less subtle but equally effective shooter style, your proficiency at eliminating the target can always be assessed in some way.

    There will be very many different categories; so far, players who are the Highest Paid, Most Wanted, Fastest, Most Accurate, Create the Most Accidents and of course are simply the Best Hitman will be honoured.

    League tables will be displayed in game and all players will be rewarded for competing online with a search to find the world's best Hitman. The competition will run for console players only and will commence once the game has launched with a grand prize, to be revealed nearer launch.

    HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY is the fourth installment in the popular franchise and takes killing for money to a whole new level. Using new gaming technology and functionality it delivers an experience that is the closest gamers will ever have come to the real world of the assassin.

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (18th November 2005):

    Epic Symphony Treatment For Agent 47's Latest Installment

    Award-winning composer Jesper Kyd deploys 150-piece Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Choir for HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY

    LONDON - November 18th, 2005
    - Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces a partnership with award-winning composer Jesper Kyd, for the soundtrack for the forthcoming Hitman: Bloody Money™ title.

    Hitman: Blood Money will feature a cinematic live orchestral score composed by Kyd and recorded with the 150-member Budapest Symphony and Hungarian Radio Choir, in addition to several electronica tracks penned by Kyd for the game.

    "I'm very proud of this collaboration for Hitman: Blood Money," said Jesper Kyd. "We produced a dynamic and diverse score that closely follows the latest exploits of Agent 47. It was the most challenging score in the series yet and I firmly believe it will be the best sounding Hitman game to date."

    HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY is the fourth installment in the popular franchise and takes killing for money to a whole new level. Using new gaming technology and functionality it delivers an experience that is the closest gamers will ever have come to the real world of the assassin.

    Developed by Io-Interactive Hitman: Blood Money will be released in Spring 2006 on PlayStation®2, Microsoft Xbox® and PC.

    www.hitman.com

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (18th May 2005):

    Hitman: Blood Money™

    Publisher: Eidos
    Developer: IO-Interactive
    Format: PlayStation 2, Xbox & PC
    Release Date: Autumn 2005
    Website: www.hitman.com

    Are you ready to making a killing? Hitman: Blood Money™ sees the return of the world's deadliest assassin and takes killing for money to a whole new level.

    Agent 47 is back and this time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money is spent will affect his passage through the game and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in a unique gameplay experience for each player. Powered by a new version of IO-Interactive's stunning Glacier engine, Hitman: Blood Money will deliver the most brutal and realistic simulation of the life of a merciless assassin.

    In Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 finds himself in the midst of a war between two rival contract agencies. When assassins from his contract agency, the ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. Suddenly, Agent 47 loses contact with the ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America where he attempts to carry on with business as usual.

    Features:
    • 'Blood Money' system - the cleaner the 'hit' the more money you receive which can be spent on reducing your notoriety, weapon customisation, specialist equipment and information.

    • Customisable weapons - modify Agent 47's custom weapons in a variety of ways including sound, recoil, rate of fire, damage, reload speed, accuracy and zoom.

    • Gripping narrative - who is wiping out the ICA and what is their motivation?

    • New engine - the world of the assassin has never been so interactive and looked so good!

    • New gameplay techniques - including distraction, accidents, body disposal, human shield, decoy weapons etc.

    • New control and camera system - Agent 47 now moves independently of the camera.

    • New moves - Agent 47 can now climb, hide, scale ledges and automatically pass low obstacles.

    • Improved AI - guards will follow blood trails, investigate suspicious items and behaviour. New pathfinder engine provides improved tracking and movement with realistic enemy behaviour and interaction.

    • Soundtrack by BAFTA-winning composer Jesper Kyd.
    Hitman Blood Money, Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of Companies. Io and the IO logo are trademarks of IO Interactive A/s. All rights reserved.

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.

Press release (4th November 2004):

    EIDOS ANNOUNCES HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY

    Spring 2005 release for the latest instalment in the multi-million selling Hitman series

    Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces the return of the world's deadliest assassin in Hitman: Blood Money™. Developed by Io Interactive, Hitman Blood Money will be released worldwide in spring 2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

    When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

    Agent 47 is back and this time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money is spent will affect his passage through the game and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in a unique gameplay experience for each player. Powered by a new version of Io's stunning Glacier engine, Hitman: Blood Money will deliver the most brutal and realistic simulation of life as the world's deadliest assassin.

    Mike McGarvey, ceo of Eidos says:
    "The Hitman series is one of Eidos' biggest franchises and goes from strength to strength with every new instalment. Io-Interactive is one of the world's most accomplished developers, and yet again has raised the stakes in terms of graphics and gameplay with Hitman: Blood Money."

    Janos Flösser, managing director of Io-Interactive says:
    "Considerable time and effort has been spent developing a new version of the Glacier engine that enables us to implement many new and exciting features. The quality of the graphics and A.I. surpasses even our own expectations and this combined with a gripping narrative and the introduction of some really inventive characters makes us confident that Blood Money will be the greatest Hitman title to date."

    Website: www.hitman.com

    Contributed by Sciere (263341) on May 28, 2006.