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ESRB Rates Hitman: Blood Money For PSN

Looking old, 47.

Yesterday morning we reported that the ESRB had updated its listing for SCE shooter Killzone, adding the PlayStation 3 as an applicable platform. It didn’t take long for Sony to confirm that the game was indeed making its way to the PlayStation Network. Unlike previous PS2 ports however, it will not be receiving an HD makeover, launching on January 24th at a very reasonable $9.99.

Another ESRB listing spotted this morning also states that Hitman: Blood Money, the fourth game in the Eidos franchise, will be making its way to the PlayStation 3.

Given that the previous games in the series haven’t received an update, it’s likely that Blood Money will launch as a singular title under the PlayStation Network’s “PS2 Classics” banner, with no visual upgrade, 3D integration or trophy support. Though some will welcome the addition others will likely read this in a negative light, reducing the chances of Eidos releasing a Hitman HD Collection.

Source: ESRB

16 Comments
  1. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’m kinda done with Blood Money. It was great and I played it A LOT but I’ve no desire to play it again really. I want the new one!

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 13:35.
  2. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Hmm, I’ve never played a Hitman game although the one due this year does intrigue me. I’ve heard Blood Money was the best one though, is this true?

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 13:42.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      They were all pretty decent, but in terms of graphics and refined mechanics Blood Money is probably the best.

      There’s no need to go reading through a load of wikis to pick up the plot thread, it’s very easy to get into and is more gameplay-driven than narrative focused.

      Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 13:59.
      • MICKY17
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Oh right that’s good to hear. Cheers.

        Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 14:10.
  3. kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Really hope that Sony will patch the psvita so we can play ps2 classics on the psvita!!!(if possible)

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 14:20.
  4. Pitcher-T
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    So does this mean they took away PS2 backwards compatability so they could re-sell PS2 games on the store? Me thinks so.

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 14:22.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      took them 6 years to do that master plan.

      Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 14:40.
    • Kitch
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      It just means that if you want ALL the features then buy the product on launch day. The machines get cheaper as they strip out features. Simple money making dynamics.

      Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 15:31.
      • bacon_nuts
        Member
        Since: Mar 2011

        Tbh, I’d rather pay £189 on amazon now and still use a PS2, than £400+ and be able to throw away my PS2..

        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 00:29.
    • Carl
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      No, it means they took it away as a cost-cutting measure when they desperately needed to cut the price and everyone and their mother was saying they didn’t need backwards compatabilty

      Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 19:55.
    • Pitcher-T
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      Surely it was merely a software thing over here bcause we didn’t have the emotion chip it was all emulated. So why take away software? Its not like they’re saving on parts. Also the fact that they have now put PS2 games on the store shows that the ps3 can emulate them and they merely took away the ability for it to boot up the ps2 discs that you put in.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 10:20.
  5. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’ll be getting this. I have it on disc and a 60gigger but i’d prefer to have it on my Hardrive.

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 15:29.
  6. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i always suck at those games, i usually get caught and end up having a series of gunfights, which i inevitably lose.

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 15:31.
  7. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    If the price is right I’ll pick this up – PS+ discount please!

    Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 17:33.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Hopefully they do 20-30% discount .on eveft ps2 classic

      Comment posted on 12/01/2012 at 20:15.
  8. Forgetive
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    I disguised myself as santa & strangled everyone.

    Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 06:18.

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