Square Enix today announced the PS3/Xbox 360 launch of the pre-order promotion of Hitman: Sniper Challenge, a standalone sniper experience available to play from the moment customers pre-order their copy of Hitman Absolution. From a balcony overlooking a roof-top party, you are tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades, and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfil their contract in the most efficient way possible.
The high-powered Kazo TRG sniper rifle and a host of other upgrades can be unlocked and carried over into Hitman Absolution. Also an online leader board will allow players to compare their sniping abilities with players around the world, supported by various challenges to determine who has the best sniping skills.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge will be available for PC on August 1st, 2012 - a new trailer is now locally mirrored.