After the healthy launch of their stealth puzzle game, Square Enix has announced another mobile game called Hitman: Sniper. The new game stands to be a lot like the Sniper Challenge released alongside Hitman Absolution awhile back. Players will perch from a rooftop and take out a number of targets from extreme range to fulfill contracts. Global online leaderboards and "creative alternatives" to mission completion will keep performance competitive.
Hitman is a long-standing franchise, and it's great to see it coming to mobile in a big way. Hitman Go was a nice experiment, and certainly appeals to a different crowd than the core first-person shooter audience, but Hitman: Sniper stands to bring it back to basics, so long as they can keep controls well-optimized for touch without losing the sense of deadly precision.
Hitman: Sniper will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases for customizations, weapon upgrades, and early contract access. Expect to see this launch on mobile and tablets before the end of the year, but we'll be getting an early look at E3 next week, so keep an eye out!
Source: Square Enix