I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t Hitman 2 release back in 2002? Well, technically, it did, but that is the critically acclaimed Silent Assassin game. This time, Hitman 2 is the sequel to the 2016 “reboot” of the series. Warner Brothers Games announced the game during a livestream yesterday. While it was intended to be a surprise reveal, by mistake, the logo of the game got published prematurely.
Like its predecessor, Hitman 2 takes place in a wide arrange of sandbox locations around the world. Tasking the player to scheme and execute the assassination of high profile targets in a manner as less conspicuous as possible. A trailer released along with the announcement (embedded below for your viewing pleasure) and reveals one of the locations is a racetrack in Miami.
Set for release in early November, Hitman 2 is no longer episodic of nature. This may come as a surprise, since the episodic releases was one of the tent-pole features of previous entry. We don’t know much else about the sequel. Although with E3 right around the corner, it is highly likely more details about will appear next week.
Earlier this year, IO Interactive and Square Enix parted ways. The Danish studio became independent and it found a publishing partner for the new Hitman game in WB Games. Hitman is one of my favorite video game franchises of all time. Known for its high replayability value, this sequel will be no different. I will welcome it with open arms!