Well, this came as a fun surprise, when Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced, that international actor Sean Bean will star in the first Elusive Target mission for the HITMAN 2. Sean Bean has for years now, been known for dying in almost everything he has acted in. So it couldn’t be more fitting that he will be a part of an Elusive Target mission.
Bean will take on the role of Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin. Notoriously known as “The Undying,” Faba’s reputation as a master of faking his own death is second to none, ultimately causing the International Contract Agency (ICA) to put an imposing bounty on his head.
I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming HITMAN 2 video game. It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches. – Sean Bean
We’re very excited to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in HITMAN 2. Elusive Targets have become a distinguishing trait in Hitman games as part of the constant stream of free live content for all players to enjoy. This new mission starring Sean Bean is one of many updates, features, modes and franchise firsts coming to HITMAN 2, making the next chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination a richer game for our passionate community and newcomers to the series. – Hakan Abrak, Studio Head, IO Interactive.
The first Elusive Target mission, entitled The Undying, is scheduled to release on 20th November, one week after HITMAN 2 launches on 13th November, and will run for 10 days. Once the mission is available, players must stop Mark Faba before he can utilize his expert surveillance, infiltration, and demolition skills to complete a contract at the Global Innovation Race event in Miami, and if anyone can take down Faba for the last time, it’s Agent 47.
In HITMAN 2, Elusive Targets are unique, high-stakes contracts that are only available for a limited time. These missions are free for all players, allowing one chance to assassinate the target and if not successfully completed, the contract cannot be retried. The Undying Elusive Target mission is the first of many post-launch, free live content updates that players will be able to enjoy in HITMAN 2.
Source: Mi5 Communications Press Mail