Agent 47 can make shaving your head, getting a barcode tattoo, and crashing a chandelier down on a dictator’s head look totally effortless. Cold-blooded murder isn’t actually an easy task though, particularly if you want to get away with it scot-free.
If you want to know exactly ‘how to Hitman’ though, the new Hitman 2 trailer has got you covered. Sort of. In the first of a series of vids, this footage is all about the immersion of Hitman 2. In particular, how Io Interactive uses complex AI systems and personalities to create domino effects within these murderous sandboxes.
As we’ve come to expect from Hitman, in Hitman 2 everything runs like clockwork. Your job, as Agent 47, is to act as an agent of change, inserting yourself into this moving mechanism and finding out the cause and effect of your actions, no matter how seemingly innocuous.
If all these branching decisions are getting a bit too overwhelming for you though, Agent 47 can at least get back to basics and relying on smacking a bloke round the chops with a frozen fish. Nothing says murder quite like some old codswallop.
Hitman 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 13th.