Hitman 2 Reveal: What to Expect, When to Expect it, & Why

Alfred Osborne
June 10, 2018

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Hitman 2 will also include a new Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone features that adds a co-op experience to the series for the first time, enabling two players to work together. That being said, IO Interactive will still provide "tons and tons of post-launch content".

We mentioned nearly this time a year ago that IO Interactive had managed to retain the rights to the Hitman franchise, after severing ties with publisher Square Enix. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) signed a publishing and distribution agreement with the developer in April, so more games could see wide-release, and now the next game has been announced.

That's all you need to know to get Hitman Sniper Assassin and check out the creative co-op ways you can take down your targets. We're also told to expect information about new modes and features closer to launch, so it sounds like the Hitman 2 deserves to be a numbered entry.

Hitman 2 will be released on November 13, but it's already available for pre-order in a number of different editions with varying levels of cool expansions and whatnot. Instead of offering a full game, developer IO Interactive made a decision to parse out the different chapters over a few months.

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Those who pre-order now will get access to Sniper Assassin mode immediately. Today, the studio has revealed Hitman 2 which will be being published by Warner Bros.

Agent 47 has officially returned - and he has a few new tricks up his suave sleeves. Agent 47 will have a near-endless array of tools and disguises with which to dispatch his target and, if Hitman 2 is anything like the last entry, player creativity will be paramount and endlessly encouraged. We should hear much more about what Io Interactive has planned for Hitman 2 during E3 next week.

The next installment in the Hitman series has been announced.

Hitman 2 will be available in four different editions: Standard, Silver, Gold, and a Collector's Box.

Pre-Orders for the game have already gone live for PS4 and Xbox One, with the game also coming to Steam.

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