Hitman's recommended system configuration and preorder bonuses have been released

With the Hitman beta for those that preordered fast approaching Square Enix has finally decided to share some more information on their episodic assassin.

The most interesting of which, at least for the PC platform, are the recommended system requirements and preorder bonuses. You can find them below, along with a brand new trailer showcasing the story and stealth gameplay:

As for the system requirements they are almost exactly the same as any other game that has a simultaneous multi-platform release. If you have what's considered a mid-ranged rig these days you'll easily meet the minimum specs required as they rather reasonable:

        OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7

        Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940

        Memory: 8 GB RAM

        Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870

        DirectX: Version 11 

A similar story goes for the recommended configuration as well. Its essentially a generation ahead of the minimum hardware and as such you should probably be able to run Hitman in high quality even with a mediocre rig as long as you tweak the shaders or lighting a bit.

        OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10

        Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz

        Memory: 8 GB RAM

        Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290

        DirectX: Version 11 

And finally, those that preorder the Full Experience Edition (aka the entire game rather than a couple of episodes) will receive the stylish white suit and gloves 47 wore in the final mission of Blood Money as well as the shirt and tie he wore throughout the game. You'll also get a white rubber ducky explosive and a new silenced pistol which the advert assures is completely different from the iconic Silverballer.

As you can see the preorder bonuses aren't ridiculous and they definitely don't seem like something that was cut from the game with a cleaver in order to sell as incentive. However, despite their bonuses being reasonable and customer friendly I still recommend you hold off with your pre-order. I know the instant beta access can be tantalizing but potentially wasting a lot of money before you even know how Hitman is going to play out is a rather silly move.

At the very least wait for the PS4 preorder beta to start on February 12th and see if Hitman is the sort of game you fancy. Given that the PC beta starts on February 19th you'll have plenty of time to make up your mind.