Hitman Sniper: The Shadows Coming to Mobile this Year

Strike from the shadows.
Strike from the shadows. Square Enix

A new game set in the Hitman universe is coming. Titled Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, the game will be released on Android and iOS this year.

Now you’re probably wondering what’s the motivation in playing this new title? The thing is, it does have something unique to offer. In particular, you won’t be playing as Agent 47 in this one. Exciting enough?

Before we take a closer look at what the game has to offer, watch the trailer below:

So what’s the story and why aren’t you playing as Agent 47? It seems that Agent 47 has disappeared and his whereabouts unknown. Making the situation worse is the emergence of a new threat in the form of a criminal network. This same group has been revealed to be responsible for various crimes and violent attacks worldwide.

To put a stop to this, Diana Burnwood has activated Initiative 426, also known as The Shadows. This is a team made up of different highly-skilled assassins composed of Soji, Kiya, Kolzak, Knight, and Stone. Players take on the role of one of the members to take down high-level international targets to build their reputation.

While the game does let you play a new character, some of the mechanics are sure familiar to players of the franchise. To succeed in your mission, you need to be creative, meticulous, and most of all untraceable. As assassins, you have to strike your targets in secret and make the most of your environment. With every successful hit, you get to increase your reputation.

Square Enix Montréal Executive Producer Dominic Allaire shared that while this new game does build on the basics of Hitman Sniper, it’s not a sequel. He added that what the game does is take the series to an entirely different level.

Meanwhile, Lead Game Design Fahad Khan revealed that they were happy to be given the chance to extend the Hitman universe with a fresh take and the introduction of new characters.

So what do you think of the game?

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