The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean will feature in Hitman 2 as the game's first Elusive Target, developer IO Interactive has announced.

Bean, who dies in pretty much every film or TV show he's starred in, will take on the role of ex-MI5 agent Mark Faba, who now spends his time working as a freelance assassin. He's also known as The Undying, and has a habit of faking his death; hence why the International Contract Agency has put a sizeable bounty on his head.

'I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Hitman 2 video game,' commented Bean. 'It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches.'

In case you didn't play Hitman, Elusive Targets are special missions that see you hunting down a unique target. They only appear once, and if you cock up or miss them, you won't have another crack at taking them down.

Hakan Abrak, studio head at IO Interactive, added: 'We’re very excited to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in Hitman 2. Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy. This new mission starring Sean Bean is one of many updates, features, modes and franchise firsts coming to Hitman 2, making the next chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination a richer game for our passionate community and newcomers to the series.'

Hitman 2 is due for release on November 13 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

 

 

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