Het was al een tijdje bekend dat de mannen van Eidos zeer druk bezig zijn met Hitman 2, maar het is nu officieel.

In een persbericht is de officele naam bekend gemaakt, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Daarnaast zijn de eerste details over het spel te lezen. Zo is te lezen dat er meer wapens in het spel komen en dat de mysterieuze Hitman weer een aantal prachtige locaties gaat bezoeken.Hitman 2's storyline begins in a Sicilian monastery. His attempt to distance himself from his violent past is detoured as he is discovered by a Russian crime lord and tricked into returning to his trade. Caught in the middle of a ring of deception, Hitman soon discovers that he has been manipulated and is now a target himself - of a highly trained ex-Spetsnaz assassin.

Hitman 2 has an outstanding list of new features, including: a choice of 1st and 3rd person viewpoints; mid-mission save options; a revised and enhanced inventory system allowing gamers to acquire and carry weapons and equipment from mission to mission and ending pre-game "shopping"; a new ranking system; multiple play styles allowing missions to be accomplished with the primary target as the only casualty or "blast-your-way-through," and variations in-between; and finally, an advanced level design and engine dynamics providing gamers with open levels and no set path.

Playing the role of a for-hire assassin, Hitman is armed with a massive weapons arsenal such as knives, handguns, sniper rifles, various explosives and grenades. Hitman is also given new non-lethal weapons and pacifying gear including chloroform, poison darts and stun guns as well as laser-aiming devices, night vision goggles, lock picks, and remote cameras. Gamers will acquire more hidden bonuses throughout the game.

Er zijn nog 3 screenshots te vinden bij PCPointer.de Het spel komt in de lente van volgend jaar uit voor de PC.