Here’s an interesting bit of video game news for the day: actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), has been announced as the Hitman 2 first Elusive Target! Bean will play the role of Mark Faba, a former MI5 operative turned freelance assassin. Bean’s character has the nickname of “The Undying” and is a master at faking his own death.
In the new live-action announcement trailer, Mark Faba, played by Sean Bean, is introduced speaking to his therapist and begins to hint at his unique approach to contract killing, as many random items in the room could potentially serve as useful weapons in Faba’s unorthodox profession. While the session ends badly for Faba’s therapist, the video closes with a familiar character emerging, who has been patiently watching the entire time—the masterful Agent 47. The interactive trailer also asks viewers to vote on three different items referenced throughout the video, which will unlock an exclusive HITMAN 2 weapon later in the campaign.
The Hitman 2 first Elusive Target mission is set to be released this November 20, a week after Hitman 2 launches. It’ll run for 10 days, and in case you’re unfamiliar with the franchise’s Elusive Targets, they “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.”
In other Hitman 2 news, IO Interactive announced “Ghost Mode,” which is a 1-vs-1 competitive multiplayer mode! Read up on the mode’s details here.