Hitman’s first level is free

If you haven’t been able to try out IO Interactive’s episodic Hitman series, now is your chance as IO’s first task as an Independant developer is to make the ICA Facility location, which serves as the game’s tutorial, for Free.

The free version will consists of everything that has come out for the level including two story missions with all cut scenes, two Escalation Contracts, more than 40 challenges, 17 achievements, and “thousands of player-created missions in Contracts mode.” IO has also confirmed that the any progress earned in the free version will carry over when further episodes or the complete season is purchased.

“There is a lot of love out there for Hitman and with this offering we hope that many more will fall in love with the game,” Io Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak said. “We believe that this is Hitman at its best. So jump in and give a try.”

The latest iteration of Hitman has seen plenty of praise from critics and fans alike, however many where thrown off of the series due to the episodic structure, hopefully this will bring more people back to the series.