We’re a month away from the launch of Hitman 2, IO Interactive’s follow-up to the episodic first Hitman title. We’ve seen a lot of new content lately, like the “How to Hitman” series, and the Colombia trailers. Now, Warner Bros. and IO Interactive have revealed an all new 1v1 mode in Hitman 2.
Dubbed the Hitman 2: Ghost Mode, the new competitive mode tasks players with defeating more targets than the other player. The first person to eliminate five targets wins. There won’t be any direct PVP multiplayer, and players will be able to see a ghost of the other player in order to track how they are doing against their opponent.
Per Press Release:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced the addition of competitive multiplayer for HITMAN 2. Ghost Mode is a unique and brand-new take on 1-versus-1 online competition, putting players’ assassination skills to the ultimate test.
Agent 47 is the world’s deadliest assassin, and the only person who can match him in skill, stealth and execution is… himself. Therefore, Ghost Mode allows two players to compete against each other online, both as Agent 47, to assassinate the most targets in a match. At the start of each round, both players begin side-by-side and must race to take out the same targets faster and cleaner than their opponent, while utilizing weapons, items, outfits and ghost crate supply drops along the way to help accomplish the overall mission.
The unique twist with Ghost Mode in HITMAN 2 is that players will simultaneously hunt targets while in the same location and can see a “ghost” version of their rival gamer to track progress against their own, but they exist in separate realities unaffected by the actions of their adversary. In Ghost Mode, the player who can outsmart, outplay and outkill their opponent by eliminating five targets first, will declare victory.
Please note, Ghost Mode will be available for the Miami location when HITMAN 2 launches on November 13. Ghost Mode will subsequently become available for additional HITMAN 2 locations, as well as other World of Assassination locations, post-launch.
Check out the new trailer below, and stay tuned to Electric Bento as we get closer to launch for more coverage.
Hitman 2 launches November 13th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.