Through press release means, Warner Bros. and IO Interactive have proudly announced the release of Hitman 2. The anticipated sequel to Hitman: Season One, which was a rather well received reboot of the long tenured stealth series, is now available across multiple platforms.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the talented team at IO Interactive on the launch of HITMAN 2 today,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “HITMAN 2 has immersive gameplay, franchise-first game modes and a constant flow of free live content that is sure to excite the passionate fanbase, as well as new players.”
Hitman 2 spans six different global locations, including Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Miami, Florida, Santa Fortuna, Colombia, Mumbai, India and Whittleton Creek, Vermont. The most mysterious of them all, they say, is the island of Sgail in the North Atlantic.
“It has never been a more exciting time for IO Interactive and Hitman players all around the world,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “HITMAN 2 marks not only a new chapter for us as an independent studio but also serves as a benchmark for our commitment to deliver unique AAA experiences. The World Of Assassination will truly never stop challenging you, as we will keep expanding it and further push the envelope in new, ambitious directions.”
The game introduces new ways to play, and also features a series first in its 1-vs-1 Ghost Mode.
A variety of new features, upgrades and items are present in HITMAN 2, including the 1-versus-1 competitive multiplayer – Ghost Mode, online co-op mode – Sniper Assassin, return of the fan-favorite briefcase, brand new progression system, ability to hide in low vision areas, enhanced crowd fidelity, picture-in-picture mode, accented dialogue, strategic use of mirrors, improved combat A.I., new difficulty levels and much more. With the entire main game available at launch, this allows for all locations to be immediately enjoyed and utilized for post-launch free live content, including Elusive Targets, Escalations, Challenge Packs and Contracts Mode.