Hitman is a popular third person stealth game featuring Agent 47 from Square Enix releasing March 11, 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

We had a chance to check out the Hitman Beta on the PlayStation 4 which is ‘The Prologue’ and acts as a setup to the game taking place twenty years prior to the Paris Showstopper mission.  The Beta introduced new players and Hitman veterans to the mechanics of the game which remain mostly smooth.

Visually Hitman looks nice – there’s nothing that stands out but as a Beta we’re only given a small amount to absorb.  Something that stood out as strange were the default controls in which you push down on the right analog stick to crouch and the left analog stick to switch your shoulder view leaving the left shoulder button as your default to run.

Getting into the menus and switching weapons was easy enough and the threat to being spotted by someone while you are in disguise definitely adds to the intrigue.  We hope to have more about Hitman upon release.