Warner Bros. Interactive and IO Interactive have announced Hitman 2.
The game is the follow-up to 2016’s Hitman reboot. Hitman 2 will give players “the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination” using a number of tools, weapons, disguises and various stealth tactics.
“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.”
Hitman 2 will have a variety of international locations such as Miami, with 5 more locales to be announced later on. The sequel puts players into the role of Agent 47 once again who is on a mission to hunt down Shadow Client.
“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 also introduces a new standalone mode called Sniper Assassin which allows two players to work together online to take their targets down. The Sniper Assassin mode can also be played as a solo experience.
If you pre-order Hitman 2, then you’ll get access to the Hitman: Sniper Assassin Mode instantly.
Hitman 2 will be available for Xbox One (with enhancements for Xbox One X), PlayStation 4 (with enhancements for PlayStation 4 Pro) and PC on November 13th, 2018.
There will be four versions of the game, Standard, Silver, Gold and Collector’s Edition. The Silver Edition (only available digitally) gets you the first DLC pack, sniper map, new outfits and weapons.
The Gold Edition of Hitman 2 gets you both planned DLC packs, an exclusive in-game executive pack.
The Collector’s Edition gets you everything in the Gold Edition plus the in-game Collector’s pack which includes a concussive rubber duck and midnight black suit. You also get a gun case replica, exclusive Steelcase, bullet keyring, rubber duck replica and signature coin.
If you pre-order the Gold or Collector’s Edition, you get Hitman 2 four days early.