The Hitman series will be coming back later this year, with Hitman 2 from IO Interactive set to launch this November. The Elusive Target missions from the 2016 reboot will also be making a return, and now it has been revealed that the first one will be portrayed by none other than actor Sean Bean.
The actor will be taking on the role of Mark Faba in the Elusive Target mission, who is a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin. Faba is known by many as “The Undying,” having a reputation for faking his own death. This has resulted in the International Contract Agency putting a bounty on his head, as a means of putting the man down for good.
Sean Bean said the following about portraying this character:
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Hitman 2 video game. It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches.”
IO Interactive studio head Hakan Abrak said “We’re very excited to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in Hitman 2. Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy. This new mission starring Sean Bean is one of many updates, features, modes and franchise firsts coming to Hitman 2, making the next chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination a richer game for our passionate community and newcomers to the series.”
Hitman 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 13th. A live-action trailer showing off Sean Bean as Mark Faba was also released, which you can check out below.