Second Update: Square has just revealed that the game will launch in all territories on April 17. Some of you may even be lucky enough to grab it now if you are in a soft launch territory.
First Update: We've received word that Square Enix has done the Aussies a favour by soft-launching Hitman Go on the Australian App Store. The game costs $4.49, and you won't have to pay for the full game when it is released. What are you waiting for? Just hit this buy now link and jump into the mighty big/quiet shoes of Agent 47.
Original Story: Legendary assassin Agent 47 is bringing his decidedly non-stealth bald head and iconic barcoded neck to touchscreens. As we reported in Issue 1 of Grab It Magazine, publisher Square Enix had hinted it was going to bring more of its IP to iPad after the success of Deus Ex: The Fall and the Final Fantasy series. But unlike recent iOS hit République, this game does not opt for the console-like stealth experience you might expect.
Developer IO Interactive describes the game as: "Hitman GO is a turn-based strategy game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers."
Given that République has shown that a stealth experience like Hitman could work on a touchscreen, it's still nice to see the developer is considering the strengths of the format and acting to capitalise on them. One to look forward to.
Also be sure to check out Issue 1 of Grab It - The Game Discovery App. It includes 22 in-depth reviews of indie iPad games, 14 exclusive interviews and five big features including our big reveal for the amazing Thralled.
- Deus Ex: The Fall
- Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy III
- Final Fantasy IV
- Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- Final Fantasy V
- Final Fantasy VI
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
- Final Fantasy: All The Bravest
- Final Fantasy: Dimensions
- Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy