Hitman: Absolution targets November 20 release

[UPDATE]: Square Enix dates Agent 47's latest assignment on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC; Sniper Challenge side game to launch May 15 for customers who preorder.


[UPDATE]: The North American arm of Square Enix today confirmed a November 20 release date for Hitman: Absolution on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The original story follows below.

Square Enix has announced the downloadable, stand-alone "experience" Hitman: Sniper Challenge as a preorder bonus for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, the latest in IO Interactive's stealth action assassination series. Those who preorder Hitman: Absolution on the PC, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 from certain retailers will get access to the bonus sniping experience on May 15 on console and on August 1 on PC.

The publisher calls Hitman: Sniper Challenge a "standalone 'hit' in the Hitman universe¥intended as separate content for fans to enjoy whilst waiting for Hitman: Absolution to be released." In the assassination mission, Agent 47 must dispatch a weapons company executive and his bodyguards.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge will let players unlock the Silenced Agency Kazo TRG for use in the main Hitman: Absolution game, as well as "a further 12 weapon techniques." The challenge will also feature online global, national, and friends leaderboards.

Players who have already preordered Hitman: Absolution can claim a code for Sniper Challenge if they placed their preorder with a participating retailer. The full list of participating retailers can be found on the official site, www.hitman.com. Those who cancel their preorders will still be able to play Sniper Challenge.

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"Hitman: Absolution targets November 20 release" was posted by Jane Douglas on Thu, 10 May 2012 06:00:19 -0700
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