- "Think Deadly."
- ―HITMAN™ 2's Tagline
|This article is about the 2018 reboot. For original 2002 release, see Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.|
HITMAN™ 2 is the 7th and latest installment to the Hitman video game series. Scheduled to release on November 13th, 2018. This is the first entry to the franchise after Io-Interactive acquired the rights to Hitman from Japanese publisher Square Enix.
Unlike 2016's HITMAN™, the game will not release episodically; instead opting to use a more traditional launch method, with various game add-ons and DLC expected after the initial release. One such DLC is the Legacy Pack, which will include every location from HITMAN™ season one, updated with features from HITMAN™ 2, including combat, weapons, etc. The DLC will be free for players who already own HITMAN™ season one.
In HITMAN 2™, players will once again take control of Agent 47 in order to fulfill assassination missions. For the first time, players will be able to complete contracts either solo or with others via online co-op in the Sniper Assassin game mode, in addition to the standard single-player experience. Missions take place in dynamic locations across the globe, where players can utilize the sandbox nature of the maps to their advantage in order to achieve their goal in any way they see fit. From an assortment of weapons, environmental hazards, distractions and tactics, creative use of the world is at your disposal, along with the return of opportunities and hints from the previous game which aid players into seeing some of the more spectacular assassination methods.
New features that come with HITMAN 2™ include camera view grids and Picture-in-Picture. For the former, players will be able to see the field of view a camera has by way of a displayed grid, presumably seen on the minimap when using Instinct Mode. The Picture-in-Picture feature will pop-up a small screen in the corner of the player's screen when other characters do something of importance during a mission, such as when and how someone discovers a body.
Note: While the general plot of HITMAN 2™ follows a distinct path, many elements such as the assassination methods and character interactions are subject to the player's decisions. The game offers several events and methods to targets, along with multiple decisions based on the sandbox gameplay. This story synopsis concentrates on the main plot thread of the game the player would generally encounter on their first time playing.
|Sniper Assasin Mode
Early access with pre-order
ICA 19 Blackballer pistol
Including new location, missions, sniper map outfits and weapons
|Main Game Early Access
Play hitman 2 four days early
Including new location, missions, sniper map, outfits and weapons
Concussive rubber duck, midnight black suit
|Gun Case Replica & Collectibles
Exclusive steelcase, bullet keyring, rubber duck, signature coin.
- ↑ "Hitman 2 will include updated versions of Hitman Season 1's missions as DLC". PC Gamer. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- ↑ "You’ll have to be even more careful in Hitman 2". Polygon. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
|Media of the Hitman series|
|Main Games||Hitman: Codename 47 - Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - Hitman: Contracts - Hitman: Blood Money - Hitman: Absolution - HITMAN™ - HITMAN™ 2|
|Other Games||Hitman 2 Christmas Game - Hitman: Vegas - Hitman: Sniper Challenge - Hitman: Sniper - Hitman GO|
|Novels||Hitman: Enemy Within - Hitman: Damnation|
|Films||Hitman (2007) - Hitman: Agent 47|