Square Enix targets fall for upcoming Hitman: Sniper

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Less than two months after reinventing the Hitman franchise with the superb puzzler Hitman GO,¬†developers Square Enix Montreal have announced that they’re set to take another crack at a mobile version of Hitman with the upcoming Hitman: Sniper.

This game will take a more classic approach to the stealth-based murder-heavy series by being a game about sniping, similar to the 2012 console game Hitman: Sniper Challenge, which was tied into the release of Hitman: Absolution. Levels in Hitman: Sniper will reportedly feature multiple solutions, with leaderboards that will make the whole thing “massively competitive.”

In a break from the premium Hitman GO, Hitman: Sniper will be a free-to-play game, with in-app purchases allowing for weapon upgrades and faster access to later levels.

The game will arrive on iOS this fall, and further details are set to land at next Wednesday’s E3 event.

You can check out the trailer below:

Square Enix targets fall for upcoming Hitman: Sniper

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