Square Enix has announced a second mobile Hitman title, following Hitman Go. Hitman: Sniper will be launching later this year on mobile platforms as a free-to-play title.

Square Enix Montréal says that the experience is similar to the Hitman: Sniper Challenge that launched ahead of Hitman: Absolution. It will be tailored to mobile devices, and give players the opportunity to accelerate their access to contracts and weapon upgrades via in-app purchases.

The title will be a competitive experience, but one designed with replay value in mind. More details will be available on Wednesday, June 12, as part of the Square Enix Presents YouTube presentation.

[Source: Hitman]


Our Take
Hitman Go was a success because it drastically changed up gameplay expectations with a new aesthetic while staying true to the franchise’s roots. In order for Sniper to capture and hold a player base, the controls will need to be well designed for touch devices. I’m skeptical, but interested in seeing the title.