A few new pre-order items have been announced for Square Enix and IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution. Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering a suit and weapon combo, detailed below, while GameStop has thrown down the gauntlet with a standalone minigame: Sniper Challenge. Developed by IO Interactive, Hitman: Sniper Challenge will be available on May 15 on Live and PSN (August 1 on PC via Steam), months before Absolution’s November 20 launch. As an added bonus, all unlocked items and upgrades in Sniper Challenge will carry over to Absolution.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge will feature a hidden Agent 47 perched on a rooftop, stalking Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments. Strong will be protected by a slew of bodyguards who will have to be dealt with as players search for hidden secrets, unlock upgrades, and maintain score multipliers for top rank on the leaderboard. Talented snipers will be able to win monthly prizes, and the best, who holds the highest place on the board at Absolution’s launch, will win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark to meet the development team and have their likeness saved for inclusion in the next Hitman.
- High Tech Suit and Bartoli Custom Pistol – The advanced High Tech suit provides Agent 47™ with 50% increased armor paired with the Bartoli Custom, an engineered precision weapon, complete with sight and silencer.
- Public Enemy Suit and the Bronson M1928 submachine gun – The Original Assassin can dress in a stylish Public Enemy gangster suit armed with the Bronson M1928, a classic submachine gun with high fire rate and deadly stopping power.
- High Roller Suit and the Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol – The High Roller suit dresses Agent 47 in a fancy tuxedo discreetly outfitted with the Krugermeier, an accurate, reliable stealth weapon with a built-in silencer.