Yesterday our Ian Higton played through Hitman's seasonal Holiday Hoarders mission, which features a nod to a holiday classic that you may have missed. For its two targets, Harry "Smokey" Bognato and Marv "Slick" Gonif , are based on the robbers tortured by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
In fact, the Hitman mission acts as a sequel of sorts to the films as the mission briefing notes that the pair are "American nationals now living in Paris after a series of botched break-ins and related violent crimes forced them to leave their home country."
Astute viewers may recall that the robbers' surnames have been changed - they were known as Harry Lime and Marv Merchants in the films - but that makes sense for people on the run from the unholy wrath of Culkin's Kevin McCallister.
Hitman publisher Square Enix released Holiday Hoarders as free DLC in support of World Cancer Research Fund, which players are urged to donate to.
This isn't Hitman's first Hollywood crossover as it previously featured an Elusive Target based on Point Break star Gary Busey.