Hitman 2 officially announced for later this year, drops episodic format

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Hitman 2's unveiling comes just months after IO Interactive announced that it would partner with publisher Warner Bros. after cutting ties with previous publisher Square Enix. Hitman 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC beginning November 13. Furthermore, it will feature cooperative play in Sniper Assassin Mode, a first for the franchise.

IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak was naturally quite excited with the reveal, stating 'We are very proud to announce Hitman 2 as the next exciting chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination.

This is going to be a full game rather than the previous episodic experience, though there'll be post-launch expansions.

Hitman 2 comes out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13. "Travel the globe and track your targets across exotic sandbox locations", the official blurb reads. We couldn't have wished for a better partner than Warner Bros.to bring this game to our passionate community and introduce new players to our universe. Three versions have been confirmed: Standard Edition, Silver Edition and Gold Edition (which includes two expansions; the Silver includes one). We've learned a few details about the game. This mode is available right now to all players who pre-order Hitman 2, as an early access bonus.

Preordering Hitman 2 grants players access to the "Sniper Assassin" mode, which lets them eliminate targets solo or with a friend. But, keep in mind that those who pre-purchase the Gold or Collector's Editions will get to play the game four days earlier than everyone else.

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