IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today announces the launch of the Hitman: Sniper Challenge PC version. An exclusive standalone pre-order sniper experience is available to play from the moment customers pre-order their copy of Hitman: Absolution. North American customers can pre-order exclusively at GameStop.
For the past few months, players all over the world have been competing for the top leaderboard spots, to see who the ultimate sniper assassin is on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now it’s time for all PC marksmen to scope, score and come back for more.
“IO is fully committed to delivering a PC version of Hitman: Absolution that lives up to the high standards of our PC community,” said Jon Brooke, brand director of the Hitman Franchise. “Hitman: Sniper Challenge will give them a first taste of what’s to come.”
Players who download and install the Hitman: Sniper Challenge are automatically entered into monthly drawings for prizes. An online leaderboard allows players to compare their sniping abilities, keeping the stakes high through launch.
In North America, the top sniper at the time of Hitman: Absolution’s launch will win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark where they will meet with the Hitman development team and have their likeness incorporated into the next Hitman game.
Monthly prizes include:
August – sponsored by GameSpot
- ◆ Trip for four to Major League Gaming (MLG) Fall Championship in Dallas, TX Nov. 2 – 4, 2012, including travel, accommodations, tickets to the event and backstage VIP tour
September – sponsored by Military.com
- ◆ Winner and a friend travel to San Diego to spend a day at a gun range learning to shoot weapons with an ex-Navy Seal sniper instructor
October – sponsored by Machinima
- ◆ High-end Alienware gaming PC with accessories
Official Website: http://www.Hitman.com
Sniper Challenge: http://www.hitmansniper.com