LONDON (1 st August, 2012) – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, 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. Please contact your local PR rep for more details.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is scheduled for global release on November 20 th 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Developed by IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is not yet rated.

Related Links

HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE Official Homepage: www.hitmansniper.com

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Homepage: http://www.Hitman.com

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Facebook® page: http://www.facebook.com/Hitman

Join the HITMAN community: http://www.barcode-society.com  

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