Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer IO Interactive have announced a new mode for Hitman 2.
The upcoming mercenary-killer simulator will have a one-versus-one online competitive mode, dubbed simply the “Ghost Mode.” Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the mode.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the new mode, via Warner Bros.:
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 is launching for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 13th.