After the apparent success of Hitman: GO, the strategy game starring everyone’s favorite bald assassin that released to mobile devices a little over a month ago, Square Enix have announced that yet another mobile game in the Hitman series will be hitting iOS devices: Hitman: Sniper is a free to play title with over 100 missions full of creative opportunities to manipulate the environment, guards, and targets to complete the hits. It is also designed to deliver a game experience that is built from the ground up for touch screen devices and takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by the platform and will contain leaderboard driven challenges for players to compete against their friends.
Hitman: Sniper is being billed as a competitive sniping game (which makes it even sadder that it is being wasted on touch screen devices), and it will be unveiled fully at E3 next week. It also appears that this was the Hitman game that Square Enix was hinting we may see more of before E3 a few weeks ago.
Hitman: Sniper (alongside Hitman: GO) represents Square Enix’s willingness to experiment with putting flagship installments in their big franchises on mobile devices, if nothing else- after Final Fantasy and Deus Ex underwent the same treatment, Hitman is being subjected to it now (although it is to be presumed that Hitman: GO was a lot more successful than any Final Fantasy or Deus Ex mobile game, because it is already getting a second follow up).