Good news to fans of gaming’s famous bald assassin – it looks like Hitman is making a return in the upcoming E3 event. On the franchise’s Twitter page, a tweet was posted reading, “Good afternoon, 47. The profiles have been uploaded. Your next target is…” and displaying a teaser video underneath. The message, of course, references the main protagonist of the Hitman franchise, Agent 47.
Good afternoon, 47. The profiles have been uploaded. Your next target is… pic.twitter.com/0l1Tyu4gho
— HITMAN (@Hitman) June 4, 2018
The video that was posted on the Hitman Twitter page displays the words ‘target incoming’ over a blurred grey image. The text then changes to ‘Access Denied/June 7th, 2018’ before the video ends. The identity of the blurred character in the background is, at this moment, unclear.
Following the posting of the tweet, the WB posted an image of the Hitman 2 logo on their website, as depicted below. However, it was pulled down a short time after it was posted. The reason for this is unclear, although it’s suspected to have been a leak.
This reveal of the new game follows a more cryptic tweet by the WB Games’ Twitter, where a video featuring racecars was posted with the large words ’72 Hours’ displayed over it. The tweet that it accompanied claimed that the official unveiling would be on Thursday (7th June) at 10 AM. This makes sense as WB previously stated they would be unveiling a game before E3 actually takes place on 9th June.
Let the countdown begin//72:00:00
— WB Games (@wbgames) June 4, 2018
Regardless, it can safely be discerned that this is the sequel to the 2016 franchise reboot developed by IO Interactive and published by Square-Enix. The Linux/MacOS editions and Definitive Edition were published by Feral Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment respectively. The episodic game was met with positive reception upon its release, garnering a Metacritic score of 84, 87 and 83 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions respectively. No doubt many are hoping the sequel will follow suit in terms of quality.
We will no doubt learn more about the new Hitman game on Thursday, June 7.
What do you think of a Hitman sequel? Are you looking forward to stepping into the shoes of Agent 47 again? Let us know in the comments below!