The Hitman collection is returning to cell platforms with a brand new sniping-based assassination sport. At present being developed beneath the working title Hitman: Sniper Assassins, it is one of many solely occasions within the collection the place you will not be taking part in as Agent 47. As a substitute, you may be taking part in as an agent with a completely completely different quantity!
Not like the predecessor Hitman: Sniper–which was dealt with by the identical improvement staff at Sq. Enix Montreal–Hitman: Sniper Assassins would not put you within the many disguise of Agent 47. As a substitute, you may play as Agent 426, in response to the brief teaser trailer. This teaser clearly consists of the voice of Diana Burnwood, Agent 47’s longtime handler, but it surely’s unclear what the sport’s plot might be.
Our superior @SquareEnixMtl staff introduced the subsequent cell sport from the makers of the acclaimed Hitman Sniper – at the moment in improvement beneath the working title Challenge Hitman Sniper Assassins.
— Sq. Enix (@SquareEnix) March 18, 2021
Hitman: Sniper Assassins is coming in 2021, which might be lower than a yr after Hitman 3‘s launch. Nevertheless, developer IO Interactive is now not a part of Sq. Enix, nor did Sq. Enix publish that game–IO Interactive now owns the rights to the collection and revealed the sport by itself, although it seems there’s nonetheless some kind of licensing settlement in place for the cell sport.
We have seen iterations of long-range sniping modes in earlier Hitman video games, although the plural use of “Assassins” within the working title suggests it could be a multiplayer sport. Because it’s coming this yr, we’ll seemingly hear extra quickly. And for extra bulletins from Sq. Enix Presents–where the sport was revealed–you can watch the whole thing.