The biggest difference between Hitman 2 and its predecessor is that IO has dropped the episodic format.
"There's a new depth to our stealth mechanics in the game", said an IO Interactive developer during an interview with IGN. The previous "owners" of the project made a decision 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 two targets of the mission are Sierra Knox & her father Robert Knox, both of whom are part of an "evil tech company".
Hitman 2 was officially announced on Thursday during an official stream that was hosted by WB Games.
Details are still scarce on Hitman 2, but we did get some nuggets of information about this title from IO Interactive.
The CG trailer shows Agent 47 dispatching a target at an F1 race in a variety of ways, from a pistol shot to F1 auto tampering. The story will delve deeper into Agent 47's past, and get closer to Agent 47 and Diana's story than before.
Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN 2 Standard, Silver, Gold or Collector's Edition.
Unlike last time, this Hitman will release all at once and not as separate episodes in a season. Users will have access to a bunch of new weapons they can use against enemies - including a fish.
So before some carbon-fibre wire finds its way around my tender windpipe, here's a look at Hitman 2 as players find themselves hunting down the elusive racetrack star Sierra Knox. We reviewed the game but felt like it was lacking content for the price of the first episode. IO Interactive also teased that the level before this one is much darker and is a contrast to the Miami map.
Following on from 2016's episodic Hitman and with new publishers in tow, Hitman 2 is said to be ditching the episodic launch model previously used.
Pre-Orders for the game have already gone live for PS4 and Xbox One, with the game also coming to Steam.
However, that doesn't rule out further DLC for the game, following its launch later this year. Here's a breakdown of each version of Hitman 2 and what they bring. This has players trying to pick foes off together with snipers. You are tasked with killing three targets: Dorian Lang, Guillame Maison, and Doris Lee. For this contract kill you can disguise yourself as a member of the race team and enter the garage where Sierra's beloved vehicle is stored. During this event which takes place at a Formula 1 style race, you are also asked to take out Mr. Knox's daughter and race auto driver Sierra Knox.