A few days ago rumors of a standalone Hitman title started spreading around the internet. Today Square Enix confirmed these rumors by announcing 'Hitman: Sniper Challenge'. When you pre-order Hitman: Absolution at Gamestop (yes for now it's a Gamestop exclusive) you'll be awarded Sniper Challenge as a bonus. This goes into effect next Tuesday, May 15th. Hitman: Sniper Challenge will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with a Steam version coming on August 1st.
On another bit of news from Square, Hitman: Absolution gets a release date and will be available on November 20th.
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