Hitman 2 sneaks onto PC and consoles later this year

Agent 47, star of the popular Hitman series of games, is cold, calculating and precise. The same words could be used to describe the series’ developer, IO Interactive, who just announced a new game just days ahead of the biggest gaming show of the year. 

Instead of waiting for the show to start - and the inevitable deluge of announcements that comes with it - the Hitman developer beat the crowd by releasing the announcement trailer for Hitman 2 earlier today.

Hitman 2’s unveiling comes just months after IO Interactive announced that it would partner with publisher Warner Bros. after cutting ties with previous publisher Square Enix. 

Despite the freshness of the deal, however, both the developer and publisher wasted no time in releasing a teaser trailer for the new game which is due out on November 13, 2018 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

Making a Murderer 

While IO Interactive and Warner Bros. have announced the existence of the game - alongside a release trailer featured up above - neither has given many details on what the game is going to be like: Whether it will be a full game outright or an episodic title like the most recent Hitman title from 2016 remains to be seen.

That said, according to Warner Bros, those who pre-order the game ahead of time “full game early access will be available for Gold or Collector’s Edition owners four days before release.” 

'Full game' could be interpreted to mean many different things, but it could be mean that Hitman 2 will be released as a full package rather than piece-by-piece.

Alongside the announcement trailer, IO Interactive has released a second trailer that details Sniper Assassin - a stand-alone online co-op game mode that tasks you and a friend to work together to take out targets. 

Those who pre-order the game will receive instant access to the game mode ahead of Hitman 2’s release later this year.

Nick Pino

Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.