There’s a world beyond yours – one in which you’re a murderous bald man who can pour a mean glass of poison martini – shaken, not stirred, we assume.
Yesterday gave us our first look at what Agent 47’s been doing with his sabbatical during Sony’s live E3 conference and now Square Enix’s showed us just how he’s getting his game on this time.
Simply titled Hitman, IO Interactive’s latest take on “the world’s premiere assassin” leads Agent 47 across the world high-profile targets from the star-studded runways of Paris to the deserts of the Third World.
The studio’s promised players that there’ll be more ways than ever to kill your unsuspecting targets. Some of them involve taking the whole cold-blooded murder route. Others turn will see you making death into a “genuine masterpiece.”
The conference showed off just one of your victims: Victor Novikov, a wealthy entrepreneur and the enigmatic boss of a spy ring that, a little like you “gets people killed.” Novikov’s about to compromise a number of valuable foreign operatives. Your job? Stop him. The hard way.
The game appears to have little to do with the action-crazed film adaptation of the franchise releasing later this August, and probably a bit slower paced at best.
Hitman hits Playstation 4 and PC this December 8th and only Playstation 4 and PC, it appears.
We thought 47’s last big job, 2012’s Hitman: Absolution, was no Blood Money, but definitely a worthy entry into the series. We’ll have to see if Hitman does at least that much.
Via Square Enix Live E3 Conference and Hitman on YouTube