July is a hot month! We have the newly released Summer Pack which gives you Marrakesh for FREE for a limited time! So hurry up, it won’t be there forever. Also, take a look at this month’s roadmap to get an overview of everything that’s coming your way.
But now to the man of the hour.
This month’s Community Focus star is BendingCheese67, he’s a long time HITMAN fan from Portugal, and on his YouTube channel, you can really see how familiar he is with HITMAN.
His chosen contracts will be available to play on the 20th July 2018, and now, let’s hear more about them!
Hello BendingCheese67! Can you tell us a bit about who you are?
Hey! I’m just a guy who liked video games, music and spending time with my friends.
Where can people find/watch/follow you online?
You can check my Youtube channel for speedruns, my twitch for livestreams and you can contact me via twitter and I’m usually very active on HitmanForum.
This year, IOI is celebrating 20 years of making games and we’d like to know about the first IOI game that you played. Can you tell us about that?
First IOI game I played was Hitman: Absolution. There was this thing called “Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack” for the PS3 that brought Thief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman: Absolution. Later that year I bought Hitman Trilogy (Silent Assassin, Contracts & Blood Money) and Codename 47. Next year HITMAN (2016) came out and I couldn’t stop playing it, and that leads us here.
HITMAN 2 has officially been announced, are you excited for November the 13th?
Yes, I am very excited about it. Can’t wait to slap some people with a fish!
In HITMAN 2, what are you looking forward to the most?
New maps. As a speedrunner, there’s nothing as good as playing a map for the first time, exploring it, figuring out a target’s route, finding cool ways to kill them, etc.
How would you sum up your Hitman playstyle? Are you all about speed, puzzle, roleplay, etc?
All about speed and cool kills. I really like coming up with fast and creative Silent Assassin runs.
Alright, now let’s talk Contracts; There are thousands of out there, so how did you go about choosing your 10 Contracts for Featuring?
It was actually a simple process, I chose 10 contracts that I thought were good and had fun with, most of these are very open-wide and I’m expecting to see many different players complete them in very different ways. For example, “Totally legit Names” is a very fun Hokkaido contract that can be completed from many different starting locations, “The Hatch Phantasm” is a simple, open and fun AHBOS (Marrakesh at Night) contract with 3 targets that allow many creativity and routes, while “The Cheese Tenacity” is a hard Paris Battle Axe contract for the suit only lovers that can be quite a challenge but is still very fun.
Awesome! What do you think are the necessary requirements to make the “perfect” Contract?
Well, GuLe already mentioned most of these in his interview and I agree with what he said, contracts should be open, it doesn’t have to be Any Method or Any Disguise all the time, but it shouldn’t be linear or too restrictive.
So, moving away from Contracts, can you remember the first time you failed an Elusive Target? What happened?
Yes, I was gunned down in like 3 of them, and killed myself with explosives in a few too, in most of those, I killed myself with a Breaching Charge, that’s right, a Breaching Charge LOL.
Here’s our last question: Where would you most like to see 47 travel to in a future game?
Portugal. This is a country that doesn’t get much recognition in video games, and there are many beautiful cities here that 47 could pay a visit to.
If there’s anything else you want to say, now’s the time…
I’d like to thank the Hitman community for being so awesome! I would probably never be a curator if I hadn’t joined it.
Thank you so much BendingCheese67!
Thanks to IOI for making HITMAN, for the opportunity to be the curator, and thanks to Travis and Clemens for being so awesome with the community!