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access_time February 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM in Mobile by Charlie Grammer

Square reveals Hitman GO

Square reveals a turn-based strategy Hitman game.

Square reveals a turn-based strategy Hitman game.

Today Square has released a bit of surprising news; They’re working on a brand new Hitman title. Granted, the news of them working on a new game isn’t that surprising, but what is surprising is that this new title will be a turn-based strategy game.

The game will utilized diorama-style set pieces and will have you navigate through fixed spaces on a grid in order to avoid enemies and take out your target. You will also be infiltrating well-guarded locations. As a result, Square states, “You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers.”

They go on to state, “We developed the game with a small core team, which allowed us to iterate fast, come up with solutions more easily and embrace a development style that felt very fresh for us. When we pitched this slightly leftfield concept to the team at IOI, they absolutely loved it. Now, Hitman GO is almost ready for launch and you might even read about it online in the coming weeks as we do some testing to make sure it’s all working properly before we launch it globally.”

Finally, they tease that, “Our next update may be sooner than you think as we’ve been working on something else here at Square Enix Montréal that fits perfectly within the Hitman fantasy – and you won’t have to wait too long for it either…!”

What do you think of this new mobile Hitman title? Will it be interesting?


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