IO Interactive‘s game tries to expand its life with an online competitive mode called Ghost Mode.
„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 utilising 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,” the press release says.
We have to describe one thing: the ghost crates will contain necessary and useful items to give us an edge over the other player, who will not be able to influence your mission! Your skills will make or break your results, not what the other Agent 47 does.
Hitman 2 will be out on November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.