E3 Coverage – Hitman: Sniper
Fans of the Eidos turned Square Enix series Hitman have seen a lot of evolutions in the series. From straight forward run and gun action in the first three installments to the series, all the way to causing accidents and narrative driven game play in Blood Money and Absolution. The next installment to the series isn’t what you think.
If you preordered Hitman: Absolution you might remember playing the sniper mini-game to wet your whistle while waiting for the games release. Well check this out!
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Did anyone else get tingles?
It appears that the mini-game was so popular that the creative team has built an entire mobile and tablet game based on the idea. The idea for an expanded game based on that intro level was so simple and so perfect that I am a little amazed this title went unannounced until now. The mini-game may have just been a stationary shooter, a lot like the arcade hit Silent Scope, but it had definite influence from the full Hitman games. Basically, you aim to drop all of your targets without alerting anyone. There are things to find and destroy to unlock point multipliers, as well as the possibility of hiding of bodies through timing and parts of the level you can interact with. All of this is done through the scope of a gun.
I sincerely hope to see other agents having moving sniper duels with the stoic Agent 47. The creative team behind the Hitman series has a way of dragging the most precise and creative gameplay out of their players and I am excited to see what they can come up with this fall!