Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed the first Elusive Target for the IO Interactive developed stealth assassin title Hitman 2, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13.
It seems as though actor Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV) can’t catch a break as he will become a target of Agent 47 in the upcoming Hitman 2. Bean will play Mark Faba, a former M15 agent show is now an assassin for hire. With the nickname “The Undying”, Faba has faked his death multiple times, which has caused the International Contract Agency to put a bounty on his head.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Hitman 2 video game,” Bean said in a press release. “It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches.”
IO Interactive studio head Hakan Abrak added, “We’re very excited to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in
Hitman 2. Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy. This new mission starring Sean Bean is one of many updates, features, modes and franchise firsts coming to Hitman 2, making the next chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination a richer game for our passionate community and newcomers to the series.”
Hitman 2 takes the main protagonist, Agent 47, across many new locations, including Miami and Colombia. The ICA agent must disguise himself in proper Hitman fashion as he infiltrates strongholds and events in order to track and kill his target. Additionally, the game will have a cooperative multiplayer mode, Sniper Assassin, where players can take out targets from afar and in secret with unique ammunition type options.
You can watch the reveal trailer of the announcement below:
Author’s take: Hitman 2 is doing all the right things in terms of appealing to Hitman fans. Now that IO Interactive has control over the IP, I’m curious to see how the team approaches the series with a new publisher. As of now, I’m liking everything I’m seeing.
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