Earlier this week, there was a leak that Gamestop is giving away a free game called Hitman: Sniper Challenge to those who will pre-order Absolution. Today, Square Enix formally announced that it’s indeed true and will be in effect starting May 15th. For Steam users, it will be available this August 1st.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a stand alone game where players will take the role of Agent 47. Standing on top of a building, he will be using his sniping skills to kill Richard Strong, Jr. and his entire staff of bodyguards. The rewards and unlockables that you will get from Sniper Challenge will be transferred over to Absolution when it hits retail this November 20th.
In addition, Sniper Challenge will also have an online leaderboard where players can compete with one another to win prizes. In North America, best snipers will have a chance to win a trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark, where they can meet the Hitman team.