In a new Noclip documentary titled The Fall & Rise of Hitman, Danny O’ Dwyer chats with Hitman developer IO Interactive. Towards the end of the doc, host O’ Dwyer said that IOI is ‘working on new Hitman content and looking ahead to the third Hitman game.’
In addition, IOI CEO Hakan Abrak told Noclip that the game may follow an episodic structure like its predecessors, but this third entry to the creatively cruel assassination sim isn’t the studio’s sole priority. Abrak also said, ‘we’re looking into the future with new things, potentially new IPs that we might be working on…’ That’s a bit exciting, isn’t it?
Earlier this year, IO Interactive opened a second studio in Malmö, Sweden, to continue with new content for Hitman 2. Yesterday, a trailer for the Siberia Sniper Assassin map dropped, and is now available to play for those who hold the Expansion Pass.
This Sniper Assassin situation tasks players with a double elimination. Infamous Russian mobster Roman Khabko is imprisoned in the privately owned Perm-14 incarceration facility. Vitaly Reznikov is a warden who has been offered a bribe for Khabko’s early release. Assassinate both efficiently, as well as the Siberian Tigers (no ecological crimes here, this is just the name for Reznikov’s mercenary crew). To cover your tracks, incite a prison riot with unique opportunities for fiery chaos, but do not allow Khabko to be freed, for fear of diplomatic retaliation. Players’ success will be justly rewarded with mastery of the ICA Druzhina 34 Arctic sniper rifle.
Hitman 2 is available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Check out the frosty environment in the release trailer for the Siberia map.