Hitman 2 will be launching in just a few short weeks, and exactly 7 days after launch, the first Elusive Target will arrive. But who will it be? Sean Bean, no less!

Due to arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come November 13th 2018, Hitman 2 is not just the follow-up to the previous game – it’s also a game that will come with a whole ton new features; hyper-details sandbox locales, a living breathing world, a Sniper Assassin mode and a hot Ghost Mode. Alongside all those though will be the chance to take down Elusive Targets… and today the first of many has been revealed.

Scheduled to arrive in game on November 20th 2018 will be Sean Bean as he takes 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.”

Elusive Targets are unique high stakes contracts that last for just a limited time – once they are gone, they’re gone. Free for all players to partake in, they give you one shot to eliminate a target by any means possible. The first, entitled The Undying, will be the one starring Bean, with gamers given just 10 days to get in on the action. Once the mission is available, players must stop Mark Faba before he can utilize his expert surveillance, infiltration and demolition skills to complete a contract at the Global Innovation Race event in Miami. If anyone can take down Faba for the last time, it’s Agent 47.

To celebrate the announcement, a brand new live-action trailer has been released. You may just like to watch it below! No, seriously, watch it below…

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