Hitman HD Enhanced Collection official artwork showing the two remastered games

[Update]: The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection has now arrived, though only on PlayStation and Xbox.

We're still in January, and this is already shaping up to be a pretty darn good year for the Hitman series. The reason I say this is because one of the best Hitman games out there, Hitman: Bloody Money, will be getting a HD remaster this January 11th as a part of the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, which also includes an HD remaster of Hitman: Absolution.

As you would expect from any modern remaster, the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will support resolutions up to 4K, run at 60 FPS, as well as bring with it significantly improved lighting and spruced up visuals. Perhaps most importantly of all, especially when it comes to Hitman: Bloody Money, the HD Enhanced Collection will also update the controls in order to make the whole experience a lot less clunky!

If you've only jumped into the series with Hitman 1 or 2, and you're currently wondering whether it's even worth getting the HD Enhanced Collection, I would say the answer is a bit of a tentative yes. In my eyes Hitman: Blood Money is a timeless classic, so if you're a fan of the series I would highly recommend you give it a try, even if you go for the oldschool version. I've replayed it a few years ago, and even though the controls were a bit clunky, it was every bit as enjoyable as I remembered!

As for Hitman: Absolution, I have to admit I'm not in love with it. The levels are far too linear and the 'improved' disguise mechanics make the whole experience a lot more frustrating than it needs to be, which is a real shame since Absolution has a great deal of potential behind it. So if you ask me, if you do end up grabbing the HD Enhanced Collection, make sure you're doing so with the intent to play an improved version of Blood Money first and foremost.

You can learn a little bit more about the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, as well as follow any future announcements, by visiting the official website.