The Hitman series will be returning later this year with the release of Hitman 2, IO Interactive’s follow-up to the 2016 episodic reboot. The game will be different from the first game in a number of ways, and one of those ways is a new mode called Ghost Mode.
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive and developer IO Interactive announced the new mode today, providing an overview and a trailer showing it off. You can check out both below.
“Agent 47 is the world’s deadliest assassin, and the only person who can match him in skill, stealth, and execution is… himself. Therefore, Ghost Mode allows two players to compete against each other online, both as Agent 47, to assassinate the most targets in a match. At the start of each round, both players begin side-by-side and must race to take out the same targets faster and cleaner than their opponent, all the while utilizing weapons, items, outfits, and ghost crate supply drops along the way to help accomplish the overall mission.
The unique twist with Ghost Mode in Hitman 2 is that players will simultaneously hunt targets while in the same location and can see a “ghost” version of their rival player to track progress against their own, but they exist in separate realities unaffected by the actions of their adversary. In Ghost Mode, the player who can outsmart, outplay and outkill their opponent by eliminating five targets first, will declare victory.”
Hitman 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 13th.