Agent 47 is back in a big way with a new game and an new publisher. IO Interactive’s upcoming assassin adventure Hitman 2 will be published by Warner Bros Interactive instead of Square Enix this time around. Hitman 2 will also ship the full game at launch and abandon the previous game’s episodic structure.
“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!”
About Hitman 2:
“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 will retain what fans love about the series most: the ability to approach every mission any way you want. The game will feature new tools, weapons and of course disguises that will help you plot your own course to assassinate your target(s). Hitman 2‘s world will feature a variety of international locations. The game’s official website has six space listed under the locations tab with Miami (seen in the announcement trailer above) being first on the list. The others are locked and hopefully we will see a bit more at E3 next week.
Also revealed is the new Hitman Sniper Assassin Mode that allows you to take out targets solo or through online co-op for the first time in the series. This mode is available to download and play now by preordering any edition* of the game.
*Hitman 2 will also have a few editions to choose from at launch and as mentioned earlier, each grants immediate access to the Sniper Assassin Mode on preorder.
- Standard Edition ($59.99): Hitman 2 base game
- Silver Edition ($79.99): Digital Standard Edition/Executive Pack/Expansion 1
- Gold Edition ($99.99): All Silver Edition content/4 days Early Access/Expansion 2
- Collector’s Edition ($149.99): All Gold Edition content/Collector’s Pack/Gun Case Replica/ Other collectibles (see chart above)
Hitman 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, Xbox One and PC on November 13, 2018.