The game may have been leaked a little early, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive officially announced “Hitman 2” today. The game will be a follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, “Hitman”.
The new installment will feature new hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore. Just like the original game, the sequel will offer players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.
“Hitman 2” is launching for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13, 2018.
“We are thrilled to partner with IO Interactive on HITMAN 2 and bring the latest game in this iconic franchise to the passionate HITMAN fanbase and new players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “IO Interactive has done a fantastic job with the Hitman franchise, and this new game will provide a distinct gameplay experience for players to be creative in larger sandbox locations.”
“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,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “We couldn’t have wished for a better partner than Warner Bros. to bring this game to our passionate community and introduce new players to our universe. Welcome back 47!”
HITMAN 2 takes players on a global adventure across a mix of bustling international locations, including a vibrant Miami setting with the colorful ambience of an in-progress motorsport race bringing a new backdrop to the series. The game allows players to take on the role of the masterful Agent 47 and embark on a mission to hunt the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia once and for all. The publisher teases the story adding, “However, when 47 learns the hidden truth about his past, nothing will ever be the same.”
HITMAN 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin can also be enjoyed in a single player mode for those who want to play as Agent 47. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN 2 Standard, Silver, Gold or Collector’s Edition.
As an additional pre-order bonus, full game early access will be available for Gold or Collector’s Edition owners four days before release. You can find more info on the editions on hitman.com/purchase.