At this year's E3, Square Enix has announced the follow-up to its successful casual mobile game Hitman: Sniper. It's called Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, and this time around, Agent 47 has gone missing, which means you'll have your pick from five brand new characters tasked with saving Agent 47. Unlike the original, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows will be free-to-play. It's slated for release on Android and iOS sometime later this year.
Everybody assumed Stadia Pro would follow the 2-game-per-month standard set by XBox Live and Playstation Plus, but things have ramped up quite a bit in the last few months. Four titles were added for subscribers in the beginning of August, and then a surprise fifth game landed a couple weeks later. Now September is coming in hot with six titles to claim.
Free games aren't always good games, but every once in a while you can get both in one. Even better, sometimes paid games become free, at least for a short time. If you've been hankering for a discounted mobile title to play, you're in luck. Hitman Sniper, Square Enix's popular mobile game from the Hitman franchise, is now free for a limited time on the Play Store.
Square Enix is always in the news on Android Police for good reason. The publisher has been actively releasing (or re-releasing) games on our favorite platform, even recently going as far as to commit to a mobile-first strategy. That's the case with Hitman: Sniper, a game developed specifically for touchscreens and available on Android and iOS starting today.
Sniper takes a different approach from its predecessor, Hitman GO. Gone is the turn-based strategy gameplay, and you're instead in Montenegro, standing in a fixed position in the shoes of Agent 47 who gets handed a series of contracts that he has to execute as subtly and inconspicuously as possible.
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.