Square Enix's Deus Ex: The Fall was a major entry in the Deus Ex franchise tailored for touchscreen devices. It may not have the complexity of its console brethren, but it made a very valiant effort. Now the company has announced Hitman Go, but this time, the mobile version of the game is going to be quite a bit different from the AAA one being developed for televisions. You see, Hitman Go is going to be a turn-based strategy game. No, I'm not judging. I'm just surprised.


Don't get me wrong, there's potential here. Stealth-based games have an inherent element of strategy in them. Square Enix Montreal says gamers will need to successfully navigate a grid, avoiding enemies as they eliminate targets and sneak into well-guarded locations (which, if we're honest, isn't all that different from most action-based stealth games). Strategy is compounded with the use of disguises, distractions, and various weapons. With the right amount of care, this could end up much better than a pared down action game would have been.

Look for Hitman Go to arrive in a matter of weeks, though whether it will launch on Android alongside iOS remains to be seen.

Source: Square Enix Montreal

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    No, just no

  • Kevin Gallagher

    Holy cow did this just get me excited.

  • Kevin Mirsky

    As a person who has found a new love for turn-based strategy games, I'm interested. Curious how it'll turn out...

  • flosserelli

    Hitman as a turn based strategy game? Sounds G-rated to me. Maybe they will pump up the action by allowing the player to deliver the coup de grâce via 1st/3rd person action, or at least a video cutscene.

    • renz

      or they could let you do that with your own imagination only.

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  • runderekrun

    As long as it isn't F2P I'll check it out.

  • Sorian

    Mixed feelings of how this will turn out since I have the Hitman games. If it works well, great.

  • Sxeptomaniac

    IMO, good, deep, turn-based strategy doesn't get enough attention these days. I've never been a big fan of RTS, as I prefer a game I can take my time with, if I want.

    • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

      Exactly. I want a game that I can open up and play one or two turns, and put away. That's my idea of good mobile gaming.

      • Sxeptomaniac

        Heck, I'd love to see a good, Civ III type of game on tablet, where, late-game, I could play for 15-30 minutes and not even be done with one turn.

    • stefan buddle

      Unsung story has a kickstarter running, thow some money behind them... I'd love an Android version of Metal Gear Acid that was released for the PSP or maybe even Final Fantasy Tactics HD

  • Jon

    Still would love to see XCOM ported to android...Why do iphones get all the love?

    • sentinel00

      Yeah, waiting for XCOM Enemy Unknown for Android. What take them so long ?

      • renz

        did the developer mention they will bring their game to android?

  • Leonardo Farage Freitas

    Coming from Square I predict the price will be... $20~25.. but will gladly pay for. Love turn-based games...

    Still, I'll wait for the AP review :P

  • SlutMagnet

    I seriously don't like strategy games, I don't like having to point and click and my character would move over that specific spot. What's worse is having to select more than one character and then assigning them a task. I like having a single character and move him at will. I rather have the usual Hitman games (which I absolutely love) than this spin-off. Never understood all the strategy genres including MOBA and the like.