GameStop and Square-Enix are partnering up to offer a new breed of pre-order incentive for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. Players who pre-order the game at a GameStop store will get access to a unique stand-alone mission titled “Hitman: Sniper Challenge”. The unique twist comes in that this mission will be a downloadable affair rather than something in the core game.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge will be available for download on May 15th for those who pre-order and is available on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions. The mission will feature a leaderboard and the top North American player at the time of the full games launch will win a trip for two to Denmark to meet the development team and have their likeness put into the next Hitman game.
The sniper rifle being used in the mission will carry over to the full game as will any upgrades and unlockables you earn in the mission. Check out a trailer for the mission below.