Square Enix has announced a new Hitman game for mobiles.
It's called Hitman: Sniper and is being made by Square Enix Montreal – whose debut title Hitman Go is now out on Android for £2.99, incidentally.
“We’ve designed Hitman: Sniper to be a massively competitive sniping game that will focus on the subtlety of execution,” the studio said. “You’ll need to have your wits about you to complete scenario-driven contracts that contain a number of targets and assignments. Each one is designed to have a high level of replayability, not only to fine-tune your approach but to explore creative alternatives and to achieve the ultimate score on the leaderboards.”
The studio went on to liken the game to Io Interactive's previously released Hitman: Sniper Challenge mine-release on consoles.
Hitman: Sniper will be released for free later this year. Added the studio: “We want to offer people the opportunity to try the game for free, and then customize their own game experience with optional in-app purchases if they want to.
“For instance, you can get early access to contracts, or upgrade your sniper rifle – all things you can earn through playing the game. It’s up to you which one you choose and the game won’t force you down a particular route. By making Hitman: Sniper available for free, it will allow more people to have immediate access and increase the level of competition, which is at the core of the game.
“We’ll obviously be watching carefully for the reactions of those playing the game, and we’ll be making notes furiously for future updates – so please be honest about your experiences, because we want to make sure we’re getting the balance right.”