Hitman 2 Ditches Season Structure, Adds Co-Op

Hitman 2 Ditches Season Structure, Adds Co-Op

Trailers, release date, and more.

Today WB Interactive and IO Interactive announced Hitman 2, the next season in the company's episodic assassination games. The next Hitman game will be available on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The new teaser shows off Agent 47 mid-assassination of a race car driver. IO Interactive says that Hitman 2 will ditch the seasonal structure and release all-at-once. This is different than the seasonal structure of 2016's well-received Hitman. Oh and Hitman 2 is going to have co-op.

The first preview shows off Agent 47 in Miami, Florida on a mission. IO is promising even more freedom in how players can go about carrying out an assignment. More weapons, more assassinations, IO is not pumping the breaks here.

Last year, Square Enix parted ways with IO Interactive, but struck a deal to let Io keep the Hitman IP and spinoff into an independent company thanks to a buyback. Since then, Io has partnered with WB Games to release a new Hitman Definitive Edition, and the two seem to be working together on releasing Hitman 2.

IO's 2016 Hitman game changed the formula, opting to use an episodic "seasonal" release structure rather than release a standalone game complete. The title was received with critical acclaim and is considered one of the best games in the series. Hitman 2 will be released as a whole game all at once, but IO is promising plenty of post-launch content.

We will presumably hear more about Hitman 2 next week at E3. For the full details check out our E3 2018 schedule for the latest show times and events.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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