Square Enix has announced that IO Interactive‘s upcoming title Hitman: Absolution will have a special version now available for pre-order known as the Professional Edition. In addition, Best Buy, Gamestop, and Walmart will be offering special in-game weapons for those who pre-order.
More details can be found in the following press release:
SQUARE ENIX, INC. ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL EDITION FOR
Exclusive pre-order programs available at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart
LOS ANGELES (APRIL 11, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™ PROFESSIONAL EDITION is now available for pre-order. The professional edition includes a premium hardcover art book with a foreword from Game Director Tore Blystad, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes “making of” video. All packaged up in a clamshell box that looks as sharp as Agent 47™ in his suit, the Professional Edition is the ultimate way to experience the living, breathing world of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION.
The Professional Edition also includes advanced access to a range of in-game Agency weapons, giving the original assassin a deadly edge over his enemies from the outset. The Agency Jagd P22G pistol will suit silent assassins, while the Agency HX UMP submachine gun and the Agency SPS 12 semi-automatic shotgun will give Agent 47 the power to fight his foes head on.
Customers can also pre-order HITMAN: ABSOLUTION at the following retailers and receive exclusive in-game weapons:
· Bartoli Custom Pistol – An engineered precision weapon, complete with sight and silencer.
· Bronson 1928M SMG – A classic submachine gun with high fire rate and deadly stopping power.
· Sniper Rifle: Agency Kazo TRG – The modern agency rifle with upgradable scope and silencer.
· Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol – An accurate, reliable stealth weapon with a built-in silencer.
Additional pre-order items will be announced in May.
About HITMAN ABSOLUTION
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is scheduled to release in 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 division of Square Enix Europe, HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
For more information and updates about HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, please visit the official website at: www.Hitman.com.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.