Hitman's Christmas mission assigns his latest target: the 'Wet Bandits' from Home Alone

All the great ones leave their mark.


Holiday Hoarders is the latest Elusive Target mission for developer IO Interactive's episodic Hitman game, and you'll partner up with Agent 47 to take out none other than Harry and Marv, the "Wet Bandits" (later the "Sticky Bandits") from the Home Alone movies.

"Happy Holidays, 47," begins the mission briefing. "Your destination is Paris, France, and I must confess, this one is a bit of an odd one. Your targets are Harry 'Smokey' Bagnato and Marv 'Slick' Gonif, a pair of professional thieves currently breaking into the Palais De Walewska. Bagnato and Gonif are both American nationals now living in Paris after a series of botched break-ins and related violent crimes forced them to leave their home country."

Harry and Marv gained infamy in 1990's Home Alone when they attempted to burglarize the home of young Kevin McCallister, famously played by Macaulay Culkin.

Hitman's Holiday Hoarders mission is available now. Although it's free, IO Interactive made it to support the World Cancer Research Fund, and is taking donations for the charity.

"Cancer is something that affects everyone in one way or another at some point in their lives," said IO boss Hannes Seifert. "We're giving away some fun, free holiday content to all Hitman players and we ask in return that if you want to donate to a great cause, please give whatever you can."

Interested players can donate on the WCRF's Hitman page.

Craddock's Corner: Home Alone is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. As you were.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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