Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today released the next Elusive Target mission in Hitman 2, entitled The Politician, which is available now for all players, including those who download the Free Starter Pack featuring the full Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand) location.
Dame Barbara Elizabeth Keating (a.k.a. “The Politician”) is a disgraced former New Zealand Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs who was forced to resign after the discovery of her charity funneling funds to her offshore interests. After shifting the blame to the charity’s director and wiping her hands clean, Dame Barbara is currently building back her reputation to restore her standing, and she is believed to be working with a body double to protect herself at public events. Players will have 10 days to complete the mission.
The Politician is available now (March 8) through March 18 within the Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand) location. Players only have one chance to successfully take out Dame Barbara and permanently put her deceptive ways to an end.
In Hitman 2, Elusive Targets are unique, high-stakes contracts that are only available for a limited-time. These missions are free for all Hitman 2 owners, allowing one chance to assassinate the target and if not successfully completed, the contract cannot be retried.
Hitman 2 is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed video game, Hitman. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandbox locations full of living, breathing environments to explore, Hitman 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.
Hitman 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Hitman 2 also features a unique and brand-new take on 1-versus-1 multiplayer competition with Ghost Mode. Players will put their assassination skills to the ultimate test as they compete against each other online, both as Agent 47, to assassinate the most targets faster and cleaner than their opponent, while utilizing weapons, items, outfits and ghost crate supply drops to help accomplish the overall mission.
Hitman 2 is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC.