Hitman: Absolution’s Special Edition is for Professionals Only


A Professional Edition for Hitman: Absolution has been unveiled today, a collectible pack including a copy of the game on PS3 or Xbox 360 (the artwork doesn’t show the PC version getting the professional treatment), a hardcover art book, an exclusive “making of” bonus disc, a clamshell box, and the “Agency Gun Pack” DLC containing immediate access to the Jagd P22G silenced pistol, while the HX UMP submachine gun and the SPS 12 semi-automatic shotgun. The official press release doesn’t drop a price, but browsing around online retailers appear to be listing it for $80. Hmmm…kinda pricey for content that’s often free with pre-order, but it looks sharp.

Speaking of pre-orders, Square Enix has lined up a selection of retailer-specific reservation bonuses, with even more bonuses to be announced in May. These are the ones that have been confirmed so far:

Amazon shoppers get the Bartoli Custom Pistol, an engineered precision weapon, complete with sight and silencer.


Best Buy shoppers get the Bronson 1928M SMG, a classic submachine gun with high fire rate and deadly stopping power.


GameStop shoppers get the Kazo TRG, the modern agency sniper rifle with upgradable scope and silencer.


Walmart shoppers get the Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol, an accurate, reliable stealth weapon with a built-in silencer.


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