Square Enix today announces the launch of the HITMAN®: SNIPER CHALLENGE™ PC version. An exclusive standalone pre-order sniper experience available to play from the moment customers pre-order their copy of HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™.
For the past few months, players all over the world have been competing for the top leaderboard spots, to see who the ultimate sniper assassin is on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Now it’s time for all PC marksmen to scope, score and come back for more.
“IO is fully committed to delivering a PC version of Hitman: Absolution that lives up to the high standards of our PC community,” said Jon Brooke, Brand Director of the Hitman Franchise. “Hitman: Sniper Challenge will give them a first taste of what’s to come.”
Square Enix plans to showcase the PC version of Hitman: Absolution for the first time at Gamescom 2012 in Cologne Germany.
Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced the grand prize for the HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE™ competition in the UK. The person crowned The UK’s Ultimate Assassin will be immortalised in a future Hitman game and also presented with a Golden Joystick® at Future Publishing’s annual Golden Joystick Awards on 26th October 2012.
With Agent 47s around the globe having racked up over 35 million kills playing HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE, the competition to find the top UK sniper is now live with gamers competing for daily, weekly and monthly prizes. All Monthly winners will have the chance to battle it out in a Grand Final and be crowned the UK’s Ultimate Assassin. Continue Reading
UK’s biggest games retailer to offer special deals throughout the show.
Eurogamer Expo, the UK’s biggest and best gaming festival, is pleased to announce that GAME will be the retail sponsor for this year’s show. The Eurogamer Expo will be returning to London’s Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers.
GAME will sell games at the show and offer special deals organised with leading publishers who are exhibiting during the Expo. Rupert Loman, Managing Director of Eurogamer, said: “We’re delighted to have a retail sponsor of GAME’s stature associated with the Expo. Their huge marketing reach should help bring the Eurogamer Expo to the attention of more gamers than ever before.” Continue Reading
IO Interactive, a Square Enix studio, introduces a new group of characters to Hitman: Absolution. The third video from the ICA files series covers the background of a group of highly skilled assassins called: The Saints. The ICA (International Contract Agency) files are a series of videos that provide in-depth background information on the main cast in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION and features exclusive art from comic artist Ben Oliver.
The leader of “The Saints” is voiced and played by Vivica Fox. An American actress best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Batman & Robin and Independence Day. Fans can meet the talent behind the new character in another video filmed on the set of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION during the performance capture sessions at Giant Studios. Continue Reading
The strictly limited Deluxe Professional Edition will include a 10″ Agent 47 vinyl statue and the Professional Edition of the game containing; a hard-cover Hitman: Absolution art book, an in-depth making of DVD and the Agency Gun-Pack DLC.
Pre-Order customers will also receive immediate access to the Sniper Challenge experience. An exclusive standalone gameplay experience, only available with Hitman: Absolution preorders. Featuring online leader boards plus the ability to carry over skill and weapon unlocks into Absolution.
The Deluxe Professional Edition will feature stunning presentation packaging and is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on November 20th 2012. Continue Reading
IO Interactive, a Square Enix studio, today announces HITMAN®: SNIPER CHALLENGE™, an exclusive standalone pre-order sniper experience, available to play from the moment* customers pre-order their copy of HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™. The HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE pre-order promotion will be available starting May 15.
HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE is not a part of the main game, but has been created as a bespoke standalone experience to reward fans who pre-order HITMAN: ABSOLUTION.
From a balcony overlooking a roof-top party, you are tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades, and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfil their contract in the most efficient way possible. Continue Reading