What is the release date for Hitman Sniper: The Shadows?

How early can you take on sniper contracts for the ICA?


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While Hitman Sniper: The Shadows was announced before E3 2021, it wasn’t until Square Enix’s showcase that we were given a good look at the game for smartphones. The game is a big departure from past Hitman games, even Hitman Sniper.

Hitman Sniper: The Shadows launches for all mobile devices on March 3, 2022. You can learn much more about the game on the official website and pre-register for your mobile platform to ensure that you’re alerted as soon as the game is available to download.

This game takes place at a point in time when Agent 47’s whereabouts are unknown. This could mean that it’s set after the events of Hitman 3 or possibly before Hitman 2016. In it, Dianna Burnwood, Agent 47’s handler, is working with the ICA, indicating that the company survived the events of Hitman 3. Together they’re working against a new criminal organization called Shrapnel.

Players will push back against Shrapnel by taking out high-level members with precision sniping. Just like in the Hitman Sniper games, players will have opportunities to create traps, distractions, and gruesome accident kills on top of brutal headshots.