After the surprise success of the turn-based “Hitman Go,” game developer Square Enix has decided to continue making mobile games with the “Hitman” series. It has now released “Hitman Sniper” for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
While “Hitman Go” was a tactical take on the various missions of Agent 47, “Hitman Sniper” is a bit simpler as it involves using the killer’s signature sniper rifle to take down enemies.
This being a “Hitman” game doesn’t mean it’s a straight-up shooter. "Hitman Sniper" allows players to kill their targets in creative ways, if they have the imagination to pull it off. According to Gamespot, players will be able to shoot glass that some enemies will be standing on -- so they will either fall to their death or take down another enemy.
It seems as if Agent 47 will have his work cut out for him, though: Pocket Gamer reported that the game will have 150 missions to complete, most of which involve shooting people for money. Players will be shooting targets all over Montenegro and will be able to unlock 13 different sniper rifles, so it will be interesting to see how each sniper is different from the others.
Levels in the game shouldn’t take too long, as they’re designed to have players hone their skills and qualify for various replays. This game is expected to be a competitive one, as leaderboard scores can be seen, so players are going to have to practice their shooting skills.
Square Enix Montreal will be developing the game, which is good news for fans, as the same team also made the critically acclaimed “Hitman Go.” That previous game took many gamers by surprise, as many had doubts about having a “Hitman” game play like a board game, but it surprisingly worked and was soon ported to the PC.
Originally announced as a free-to-play title, it was decided that “Hitman Sniper” would instead be a paid purchase, costing $4.99 in the iTunes App Store and in Google Play, though it does have some in-app purchases. Fans of the “Hitman” series can purchase the game now.