Hitman GO sets sights on mobile devices

While we eagerly anticipate our next installment of the Hitman series, as well as enjoying Hitman: Absolution on PlayStation Plus, Square Enix Montréal has given us a new distraction with Agent 47 entitled Hitman GO.  Hitman GO takes some of the distinct and unique aspects of the Hitman series and brings it to live on mobile platforms.  While you check out the video above, here’s a nibble about the game:

Hitman GO takes aspects of the Hitman universe to create a brand new and distinctive mobile gaming experience. This beautifully rendered diorama-style turn-based puzzle game focuses on forward thinking to progress through challenging levels and stylish freeze frame environments, to challenge even the most accomplished Hitman fan.

“We wanted to make something unexpected. Something that crystalizes everything ‘Hitman’ in the simplest way possible, while retaining the high class, cool attitude the famous assassin is known for,” said Karsten Lund, Creative Director at Square Enix Montréal. “You have to consider your every move in order to solve the puzzles. It’s about being undercover, smart and stealthy. We boiled most of the core Hitman mechanics such as disguises, distractions and different weapons, down to the simplest possible game, without losing the fun and tension of its AAA counterpart.”

Developed by Square Enix Montréal, Hitman GO is a turn-based puzzle game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers.

Everything I’ve heard about the game has been overwhelmingly positive so far.  The game is available for iOS devices priced at $4.99 and will be coming to Android platforms “soon”.

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