The trailer shows Hitman 2’s opening mission, set in a fancy house on an isolated beach. Instead of Agent 47, players take control of a figure with a jack-o’-lantern for a head, dressed completely in black. It seems the player’s goal is to murder the man in the house and then ... drag him to a ritual site.
There’s all kinds of spooky Halloween imagery in the trailer, including dead trees, tombstones, summoning circles, crows, skeletons, and a pit of bones. It’s genuinely a very spooky trailer, so watch at your own risk.
Halloween comes to HITMAN 2 October 22 - with a themed Escalation Contract that promises to challenge all of your expectations— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) October 21, 2019
This permanent mission will also reward players (who are brave enough to complete it) with two unique rewards #Halloween pic.twitter.com/S6C6VOVZ1V
In terms of access, the Halloween event is free for all players who download Hitman 2’s free starter pack. The mission may appear on a familiar map, but it’s a unique, permanent mission for all players. And for those looking to spice up their Hitman missions with some gruesome cheer, players can unlock a tactical wetsuit for Agent 47 and a
batarang bat shuriken for everyday use.
Hitman 2’s new Halloween haunt starts Oct. 22, is available for all players, and lasts forever — just like your pumpkin man nightmares.
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