While we anxiously await more information and, better yet, a trailer or footage showing off the next installment in the Hitman video game series (perhaps in a little over a week at E3?), the franchise has been setting up shop in the realms of mobile gaming.
They already have the popular Hitman GO, and now Square Enix has officially launched Hitman: Sniper. The game is basically the same as the Hitman: Absolution pre-order bonus game Hitman: Sniper Challenge, which I was able to review back in 2012 and even said I’d love to see a similar game with multiple levels released on Xbox Live and/or the PlayStation Network. While we do not yet have such a game available on Xbox Live or the PS Network, that game is available on your phones and tablets (though I still want it somewhere I can use a controller—let’s make it happen!).
You can read more information about the game and check out the launch trailer below.
Here’s the full announcement from the Hitman website about the game’s launch from a couple of days ago:
In Hitman: Sniper, you take on the role of Agent 47 in this highly competitive sniper/assassination game for phones and tablets. Set in beautiful Montenegro, you will face multiple scenario-driven contracts on one hugely varied, evolving map that contains many targets and assignments, each of them designed to be replayed, not only to finesse your approach, but to achieve the perfect score on the leaderboards.
As some of you may have noticed, weâ€™ve spent quite some time in soft launch receiving feedback and comments from everyone who enjoyed and shared the early version of the game, during which we worked hard to iron out all the wrinkles before putting it out there for everyone. We are excited to share that Hitman: Sniper will launch as a premium title focused around a creative, leaderboard-driven sandbox for players to experience.
Keep an eye out for it tomorrow on the App Store and the Play Store â€“ and in the meantime, weâ€™re always happy to chat on Twitter or Facebook, so get in touch with us whenever you like!