Hitman 2 is IO Interactive’s upcoming follow-up for its episodic reboot of the series from 2016. Until now, the studio hasn’t provided many details on how the sequel will expand on the assassination mechanics and options that were available in Hitman, but a trailer released Wednesday shows off some key additions to the formula.
IO Interactive has spruced up the onscreen minimap a bit, but one of the main new elements in the game is a grid that shows you the exact field of view for each security camera. It looks like walking in front of certain cameras will get Agent 47 in trouble even if he’s wearing a good disguise, so you’ll have to stay on your toes. (Presumably, camera grids will appear only when you’re using Instinct Mode, which lets 47 see people through walls, but it’s unclear.)
At the same time, IO Interactive has added a helpful new feature that the studio refers to as Picture-in-Picture. While you’re playing, you’ll occasionally see a small window pop up onscreen with a real-time feed of something that other characters in the mission are doing.
One use case for this that the trailer showcases is getting a live shot of someone discovering a body that you left lying out in the open. That’s a way more informative and useful system than the simple “Body Found” notification in Hitman. Thanks to Picture-in-Picture, you’ll know exactly what you did (as well as where and when) to get noticed.
Hitman 2 is set for release Nov. 13 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It will include all six locations from the previous game for players who own it, along with new settings Miami and Colombia. For more, check out our hands-on impressions from E3.