Agent 47 has taken on a variety of targets over the years, but his latest set of targets may be the most ill-equipped yet. Developer IO interactive has released a holiday update for Hitman called “Holiday Hoarders,” a free mission that pits him against a pair of professional thieves in Paris.
The briefing for the mission described the thieves as “American nationals now living in Paris after a series of botched break-ins and related violent crimes forced them to leave the country.”
Those two thieves just happen to share their names, Harry and Marv, with another pair – the Wet Bandits. In Home Alone and Home Alone 2, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern played Harry and Marv, the thieves that attempted to break into the home of Kevin McCallister, only to be thwarted by a series of wacky (and most likely deadly) traps laid by the lone kid.
The mission is free, but IO Interactive is encouraging donations
IO Interactive writes in the blog announcement that “this free mission for ALL players takes place in a festive Paris that has been overhauled with Christmas trees, snow, decorations, and presents,” and asks that players donate whatever they can to the World Cancer Research Fund. IO Interactive’s Studio Head, Hannes Siefert writes in the post that “cancer is something that affects everyone in one way or another at some point in their lives. We’re giving away some fun, free holiday content to all HITMAN players and we ask in return that if you want to donate to a great cause, please give whatever you can.”
The Holiday Hoarders mission is available for download right now. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.