Warner Bros and IO Interactive today announced that international actor Sean Bean will star in the first Elusive Target mission for Hitman 2. Sean Bean will take 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.
Sean Bean 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’m looking forward to everyone seeing my character in action when the mission launches.”
Hakan Abrak, Studio Head at IO Interactive, added:
“We’re very excited 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.”
In the new live-action announcement trailer, Mark Faba, played by Sean Bean, is introduced speaking to his therapist and begins to hint at his unique approach to contract killing, as many random items in the room could potentially serve as useful weapons in Faba’s unorthodox profession. While the session ends badly for Faba’s therapist, the video closes with a familiar character emerging, who has been patiently watching the entire time—the masterful Agent 47.