Updated: “Major” Hitman announcement this week

Update: An ad spotted in GameInformer (image here) reveals the big announcement to be Hitman: Sniper Challenge, something IO trademarked a while ago. A pre-order exclusive to GameStop, the spin-off appears to consist of a single replayable sniping mission that dishes out prize packages. It’s a bit unclear whether it’s a stand-alone game or what exactly. More details on Thursday then.

Original story: This Thursday will being with it a “major” Hitman Absolution announcement, developer IO’s declared on the game’s Facebook page.

“Heads up!” they exclaim. “A MAJOR announcement is coming up on MAY 10th. Don’t miss this!”

The teaser image below accompanies the tease, showing our favorite bald assassin on a rooftop with sniper rifle in hand; a new gamemode announcement, perhaps?