Hitman Sniper Challenge

Yesterdays post reveled DLC for the next chapter in the Hitman series, today I’m going to tell you about the new stand alone game Hitman: Sniper Challenge.

Players suit up as Agent 47 as he takes on an exclusive assassination assignment. From a balcony overlooking a rooftop gathering, players will be tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, as well as his entire staff of bodyguards. Are you skilled enough capitalize on score multipliers, find hidden secrets, unlock equipment upgrades and find creative ways to discretely dispose of a body, all the while you work towards fulfilling the contract in the most efficient way possible.

Sniper Challenge will be available May 15th on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 for anyone who pre-orders at Gamestop. August 1st it will be available on Steam for the Windows PC. You might be asking yourself what the point of this is…well, according to Mona Hamilton, Vice President of marketing at Square Enix, Inc “HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE sets a new industry standard for pre-order incentives.”

WIth that said they will introduce the online leaderboard which allows players to compare their sniping abilities where monthly prizes, will keep the stakes high through launch. In North America, the top sniper at the time of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION’s launch will win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark where they will meet with the HITMAN development team and have their likeness incorporated into the next HITMAN game.

On a side note the awesome high-powered Kazo TRG sniper rifle used in the challenge can be carried over into the main game along with all the “Sniper Challenge” upgrades and unlockables earned.