Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive announced that Game of Thrones alum Sean Bean will star in the first Elusive Target mission for the Hitman 2 video game.
Sean Bean will portray a character named Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin who is infamously known as “The Undying,” a moniker he earned due to his reputation as a master of faking his own death. As a result, the International Contract Agency (ICA) has put an imposing bounty on his head. Sean Bean made the following statement on joining the Hitman game:
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming HITMAN 2 video game. It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches.”
Hakan Abrak, Studio Head, IO Interactive, made the following statement on Sean Bean’s inclusion un the first Elusive Target mission for the Hitman sequel:
“We’re very excited to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in HITMAN 2. Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy. This new mission starring Sean Bean is one of many updates, features, modes and franchise firsts coming to HITMAN 2, making the next chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination a richer game for our passionate community and newcomers to the series.”
The first Elusive Target mission will be available on November 20, one week after Hitman 2 is officially released. Titled The Undying, the mission will run for 10 days and players will have to stop Mark Faba before he can utilize his expert surveillance, infiltration, and demolition skills to complete a contract at the Global Innovation Race event in Miami.
In HITMAN 2, Elusive Targets are unique, high-stakes contracts that are only available for a limited time. These missions are free for all players, allowing one chance to assassinate the target and if not successfully completed, the contract cannot be retried. The Undying Elusive Target mission is the first of many post-launch, free live content updates that players will be able to enjoy in HITMAN 2.
HITMAN 2 is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed video game, HITMAN. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandbox locations full of living, breathing environments to explore, HITMAN 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.
HITMAN 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN 2. Players can also enter the HITMAN: Sniper Assassin Competition and put their marksman skills to the ultimate test for a chance to win the grand prize of getting their name and likeness included in future HITMAN 2 content.
Hitman 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC beginning November 13, 2018.