Square Enix has dated the next, long overdue Hitman installation; Hitman: Absolution will arrive on shelves worldwide on November 20th.
The previously-revealed Hitman: Sniper Challenge — a GameStop pre-order bonus snip-off — is also formalized today.
Square explains exactly what it is: “Hitman: Sniper Challenge is not part of the main game, but a stand-alone experience to reward fans who pre-order Hitman: Absolution. Players can don the suit of Agent 47 as he takes on an exclusive assassination assignment. From a balcony overlooking a rooftop gathering, players will be tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, hidden secrets, unlock equipment upgrades and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfill their contract in the most efficient way possible.”
Needless to say, the company is mighty proud of this, calling it “groundbreaking” and “a new industry standard for pre-order incentives.”
My guess is, of course, that it’s bound to become available as DLC later on. With extra downloadable missions, even? Just speculation on my part though.
The trailer below shows Sniper Challenge in action, suggesting that those who pre-order can start playing from the 15th of the month: