Hitman: Sniper Challenge hits PSN today

Today saw the release of a new standalone download for gamers who have pre-ordered the highly anticipated Hitman Absolution.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a completely seperate experience from the main game, and is probably the most creative and interesting use yet of a pre-order bonus.

The game will have an online leaderboard, with competitions for prizes. The sniper rifle featured in the download (Kazo TRG) and any upgrades you earn, can also be transferred over the main game if you’d like.

Here’s the official line from IO Interactive:

“From a balcony overlooking a roof-top party, you are tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades, and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfil their contract in the most efficient way possible.

Agent 47 is the best in the business so it seemed appropriate to create the best pre-order reward possible for our fans. Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a way of thanking customers and giving them a taste of Agent 47’s skills from the moment they pre-order the game.”

Check out the official launch trailer below:

Written by Raj Mahil

Raj Mahil

Journalism & Marketing student in London. Freelance writer. Gaming collector, with a slight fanboy bias towards PS. Life revolves around football/soccer (The Arsenal), but also love most other sport, especially the NBA and NHL.

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