Agent 47 has officially returned — and he has a few new tricks up his suave sleeves.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had teased “a very special announcement” would be made on Thursday, and that announcement turned out to be Hitman 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s hit game.
The title was announced with a fresh trailer of the bald-headed, freshly suited assassin getting back to work. According to IO Interactive studio head Hakan Abrak, speaking during a livestream event with IGN, Hitman 2 “picks up the story where we left it on the last one.”
Unlike the first game, which released story installments over time, “you’ll get the entire main story on the day of release,” he added. But there will still be “post-launch content coming afterwards.” Abrak further teased “you’re gonna travel the world and come to exotic locations.”
Christian Elverdam, CEO of IO Interactive, said the Hitman team always had the ambition to release “a story spanning multiple games.”
“Typically in Hitman games we have this habit of killing all the characters,” he said, “but this time we managed to keep a supply of characters.” Elverdam also mentioned, “the story is getting much closer to Diana and Agent 47 as they hunt the Shadow Client.”
The story will take Agent 47 to “a vibrant Miami setting,” “an in-progress motorsport race,” and “dangerous rainforests,” according to the official description.
Hitman 2 is also getting an online co-op mode for the first time called Sniper Assassin, which allows two players to work together to take down targets. Single-player is also an available option for this mode, which can be accessed right now for players who pre-order the Hitman 2 Standard, Silver, Gold, or Collector’s Edition.
The new game will drop on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC this Nov. 13. Those choosing to purchase the Gold or Collector’s Edition will get early access to the entire game four days prior to the general release.
So while that Hitman: Agent 47 movie with Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend might not be getting a sequel anytime soon, gamers can rest assured: more is coming.