Square Enix bringing another one of its brands over to mobiles.
After Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, The World Ends With You, and Deus Ex successfully crossed over, Square Enix will be bringing another big brand under their control, in this case Hitman, to mobile devices. Hitman Go is a simple, deep puzzle game, with 68 levels. And apart from the name, this style turn-based puzzle game might as well not be Hitman, really.
‘We wanted to make something unexpected. Something that crystalizes everything “Hitman” in the simplest way possible, while retaining the high class, cool attitude the famous assassin is known for’ said Karsten Lund, Creative Director for Square Enix Montreal. ‘Essentially Hitman is about being behind enemy lines. You have to consider your every move in order to solve the puzzles. It’s about being undercover, smart and stealthy.
‘We boiled most of the core Hitman mechanics such as disguises, distractions and different weapons, down to the simplest possible game, without losing the fun and tension of its AAA counterpart. The game is set on beautiful diorama like set pieces that makes it feel fresh and cool, and encompasses what we call essence of assassination. Hitman GO releases globally today for iOS devices and will hit the Play Store for Android users very soon.’
It might still be a fun game, actually, but as it stands right now, the idea does sound a bit odd. Check out the launch trailer for the game, and tell us what you think.