The game focuses on events following the disappearance of Agent 47 and follows the story of The Shadows.
The Shadows, a group of highly skilled snipers – Soji, Kiya, Kolzak, Knight, and Stone. Within the hidden world of assassination, where a new criminal network threatens global stability. Diana Burwood and the International Contract Agency (ICA) activate Initiative 426,aka The Shadows, to eliminate this threat.
We must be meticulous, creative, and untraceable. We must strike in secret, manipulate our enemies, and use the environment to our advantage to take down high-level international targets, build our reputation and evolve into our own version of The Shadows.
Dominic Allaire, executive producer at Square Enix Montréal said about the game:
While Hitman Sniper: The Shadows builds on the fundamentals of Hitman Sniper, it is not a sequel to that experience and doesn’t share the same fictional universe. Instead, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows takes the franchise to a whole new level and experience, in terms of story, characters, and gameplay,” said Dominic Allaire, executive producer at Square Enix Montréal.
Hitman Sniper: The Shadows is a free-to-play game set to be released in 2021 on iOS and Android. More exciting updates will be revealed later this year.