There was a lot of buildup and then a lot of leaks, but now we have it that Hitman 2 is coming and will be hitting the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13th this year. No point in living in the dark anymore as things were shown off before IO Interactive and Warner Bros. were ready for it. We were all just too alert for a new Hitman to make it to E3 or this PrE3 time. Agent 47 will have to reload the mission and try again. Not that we will all be able to ignore that the game is now coming and building onto what we have all loved from the most recent game here.
With the announcement of Hitman 2, comes a look at the first "level" we will get to play as well. If you know the recent change up to the franchise we just had, then you will know this is more of the first location we will get to play in and setup all kinds of death traps and "accidents" throughout. It is Miami, if the video below does not tell you enough, and it looks like the team is keeping with the "episodic" style of release for the game. This will allow them to keep going with the same release and update schedule we have enjoyed from the last Hitman. At least as it all look and is understood at this point. All with the same gameplay we have already enjoyed and a few new bits that are still yet to come.
Hitman 2 — Announce
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and independent game developer, IO Interactive, today announced Hitman 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, Hitman. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore, Hitman 2 offers 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 will be available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC beginning November 13, 2018.
Hitman 2 takes players on a global adventure across a mix of bustling international locations, including a vibrant Miami setting with the colorful ambiance of an in-progress motorsport race bringing a new backdrop to the series. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, each intricate location provides multiple paths to discover and unparalleled game depth.
Continuing the ultimate spy thriller story, Hitman 2 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. 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 it was mentioned above, you can pre-order Hitman 2 as of right now and get ready for its official launch in a few months. Doing so will gain you access, like we had before, to a small subsection of the game in the way of a new mode. A new version of the Sniper Assassin gameplay we knew before will be yours if you pre-order. By yours I mean you can get it now just for securing your copy of Hitman 2. It looks to have the same mission with sniper target gameplay we enjoyed before, but this time it will allow for Co-Op gameplay in the mix as well. Something we have yet to see in the franchise and it may or may not be what we all want.
Have a look at it in action just below if you need something else to tantalize you into picking up Hitman 2 this far out from launch. All it will cost is the price of a pre-order…
Hitman 2 — Sniper Assassin Mode
Snipe with your friends or work alone in Hitman: Sniper Assassin as this new experience will reinforce your natural skill to think deadly.
Are you ready for Hitman 2 to come at you or did you expect there to be a longer wait for it? What do you think about the Miami location that we have here and do you think it will be larger than any of the maps we have seen before? How do you feel about Co-Op coming to the franchise here and do you think it is something that the game needed? Let everyone out there know what you are thinking down in the comments and then discuss. When we have more to share for Hitman 2, we will have it here on the site. Just be sure to keep checking back in to see it all and stay as up to date as possible.