The new game of the year edition will include the base game, the content available through the Hitman season pass, and a brand new campaign called Patient Zero.
IO Interactive has provided a small snippet of information about the new campaign. We've provided the description below:
"After the routine elimination of a target, a contingency plan to unleash a global pandemic is triggered and Agent 47 must race against the clock to prevent a virus from spreading," reads the new campaign's description. "This four-mission campaign spans different locations in the game, each one re-worked from the original settings with new gameplay opportunities, disguises, characters, challenges, gameplay mechanics, AI behavior and HUD elements. Bangkok, Sapienza, Colorado and Hokkaido look and feel completely different with a new time of day and new custom music created by the composer for Season One, Niels Bye Nielsen."
The new campaign will also introduce "new Escalation Contracts, new weapons, new suits, new challenges, improvements to existing features, and new lighting enhancements."
A number of graphical improvements have been included in the new game of the year edition, as well as some content specific to the Xbox One X. This information has also been provided below.
Xbox One X Enhancements: A whole host of enhancements are on the way for Xbox One X owners, including options for native 4K and a higher framerate. Specific details to come in an Xbox-specific blog post.