After a few cheeky teases and some leaks, IO Interactive and WB Games have finally confirmed that Hitman 2 is set to sneak it's way on to PS4, Xbox One & PC on November 13th.
Following on from 2016's episodic Hitman and with new publishers in tow, Hitman 2 is said to be ditching the episodic launch model previously used. This time around we'll get a full game on day one, likely with more content drops and elusive targets to follow the initial release.
Hitman 2 will carry on with Agent 47's campaign to creatively murder his targets in another globe trotting adventure, which will see players traveling to bustling international locations, including a vivid Miami setting featuring a a huge Motorsport race. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rain forests, each of Hitman 2's intricate locations will provide multiple paths and unparalleled ways to dispatch your unlucky targets.
This time around Agent 47 is tasked with hunting down the elusive Shadow Client and dismantle his militia in more creative ways than ever before. "Hitman 2 features hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore and gives you the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and stealth techniques to creatively trigger your own unique chain of events."
IO Interactive CEO, Hakan Abrak says “We are very proud to announce Hitman 2 as the next exciting chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination. Building on the success of our previous game, Hitman 2 introduces exciting new features, new modes, and franchise firsts to make for a larger and richer game.”
to make the announcement even better, Hitman 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone release that allows you to go solo or team up for some co-op killing with a friend online, a first for the veteran series. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for anyone who preorders any edition of Hitman 2.
As a huge fan of the series, I can't wait to see what's in store next for my favorurite bald assassin!
Hitman 2 releases November 13 and is available to pre-order from Mighty Ape on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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