Square Enix announced that today Hitman Absolution Sniper Challenge is now available for PC owners. This has been a most anticipated news item for a while now. PC owners complained they weren’t treated fairly due to the PS3 and Xbox 360 Sniper Challenge being available a lot earlier. However, Square announced that they improved it and tweaked it specially for PC owners, which is extremely exciting as this title looks amazing! You can grab the Sniper Challenge immediately after pre-ordering at GameStop.


Press Release

COPENHAGEN (August 1, 2012) – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today announces the launch of the HITMAN®: SNIPER CHALLENGE™ PC version. An exclusive standalone pre-order sniper experience is available to play from the moment customers pre-order their copy of HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™. North American customers can pre-order exclusively at GameStop®.


For the past few months, players all over the world have been competing for the top leaderboard spots, to see who the ultimate sniper assassin is on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Now it’s time for all PC marksmen to scope, score and come back for more.


“IO is fully committed to delivering a PC version of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION that lives up to the high standards of our PC community,” said Jon Brooke, brand director of the Hitman Franchise. “Hitman: Sniper Challenge will give them a first taste of what’s to come.”


Players who download and install the HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE are automatically entered into monthly drawings for prizes. An online leaderboard allows players to compare their sniping abilities, keeping the stakes high through launch.


In North America, the top sniper at the time of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION’s launch will win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark where they will meet with the HITMAN development team and have their likeness incorporated into the next HITMAN game. Monthly prizes include:


August – sponsored by GameSpot

  • Trip for four to Major League Gaming (MLG) Fall Championship in Dallas, TX Nov. 2 – 4, 2012, including travel, accommodations, tickets to the event and backstage VIP tour


September – sponsored by Military.com

  • Winner and a friend travel to San Diego to spend a day at a gun range learning to shoot weapons with an ex-Navy Seal sniper instructor


October – sponsored by Machinima

  • High-end Alienware gaming PC with accessories


For official rules and regulations, please visit the following link: http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution.


Square Enix plans to showcase the PC version of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION for the first time at Gamescom 2012 in Cologne Germany. Please contact your local PR rep for more details.


HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is scheduled for global release on November 20, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Developed by IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is not yet rated.


Related Links
HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE Official Homepage: http://www.hitmansniper.com
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Homepage: http://www.Hitman.com 
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Facebook® page: http://www.facebook.com/Hitman
Join the HITMAN community: http://www.barcode-society.com




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