Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive have announced that international actor Sean Bean will star in the first Elusive Target mission for the HITMAN 2 video game. 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,” said Bean, “It’s always exciting to take on a new role, and I look forward to seeing my character in action when the Elusive Target mission launches.”
“We are very proud to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in HITMAN 2,” said Hakan Abrak, Studio Head, IO Interactive. “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.”
I’ve Bean expecting you
In the new live-action announcement trailer, Mark Faba, played by Sean Bean, is introduced speaking to his therapist and begins to hint at his unique approach to contract killing, as many random items in the room could potentially serve as useful weapons in Faba’s unorthodox profession.
While the session ends badly for Faba’s therapist, the video closes with a familiar character emerging, who has been patiently watching the entire time—the masterful Agent 47. The interactive trailer also asks viewers to vote on three different items referenced in the trailer to unlock an exclusive HITMAN 2 weapon later in the game.
This trailer is a smash hit in my opinion. Seeing Sean Bean join the joke about his many, many deaths is brilliant and it is clear from this short trailer that he is having a blast. What would be hilarious is if someone fails at this mission because imagine the shame in being that player who couldn’t kill Sean Bean.
Stay tuned to GamEir for more news about HITMAN 2 and hopefully more events involving Sean Bean.