Sean Bean has signed up for 'Hitman 2'.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean

The 59-year-old actor will portray a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin, Mark Faba, who becomes notorious for faking his own death in the video game.

He said: "I'm thrilled to be a part of the upcoming 'Hitman 2' video game.

"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."

In the exclusive live-action trailer for the first Elusive Target mission, The Undying, fans can see Faba speaking to his therapist and he begins to hint at his unique approach to contract killing.

While the session ends badly for the clinician, the video closes with a familiar face emerging, the masterful Agent 47.

Players of the highly-anticipated video game will then have to stop Faba and attempt to assassinate him before he can complete a contract at the Global Innovation Race event in Miami.

Hakan Abrak, studio head at IO Interactive, said: "We are very proud to partner with the talented Sean Bean on the first Elusive Target mission in 'Hitman 2'.

"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."

'Hitman 2' has been revamped to feature Sniper Assassin mode as a co-op experience and several brand new sandbox locations whilst offering players the freedom to plan their assassinations using a variety of disguises and weapons.

The first Elusive Target mission is scheduled to be released on November 20th, one week after 'Hitman 2' launches on November 13th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will run for 10 days.

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