Breaking from the usual announcement wave at E3 2018, the Hitman 2 release date was confirmed for November 13, 2018. From sun-drenched streets to dark and unsafe rainforests, nowhere is safe from the world's most creative assassin, Agent 47. Those choosing to purchase the Gold or Collector's Edition will get early access to the entire game four days prior to the general release. Hitman 2 will also feature a co-op mode called Sniper Assassin that allows two friends to team up and take out specific targets online, which should boost engagement. Not only will new locations be introduced, but players will also be able to snipe together in a brand new Sniper Assassin co-op mode which you can start playing immediately. You might have noticed that we didn't say "the first episode launches." but that's because Hitman 2 will leave the episodic structure of its predecessor behind.
Jordan Oloman is a Freelance Writer for IGN who always wonders how much Agent 47 would cost if you scanned his barcode at the supermarket. The previous "owners" of the project chose to let IO Interactive go so that the Hitman franchise can have a future, since they had plans for other projects at that time, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and an unannounced Marvel title.
The first teaser appeared on Hitman's official Twitter account on June 4 that showcased a blurry image of an unknown target. We were all anxious and excited for IO Interactive previous year when they announced that they had become an independent studio.
What is Hitman 2 about though?
Hitman 2 picks up right where the last game ended. The store page description claims Hitman 2 will take you to rainforests and sun-drenched streets in search for the elusive Shadow Client in an attempt to put an end to his militia. "Hitman 2 features hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore and gives you the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and stealth techniques to creatively trigger your own unique chain of events".
Hitman 2 will include a Standard, Silver and Gold edition.