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Hitman GO Is Coming To Steam On February 23

According to an announcement from developer Square Enix, the turn-based puzzle strategy game Hitman GO will soon be available on PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC.

The game was previously available on smart devices, but receives a number of upgrades for its debut on Steam. Graphics are set to be improved while new control schemes will be optimized for PC and console gamers.

Hitman GO Is Coming To Steam On February 23

Hitman GO puzzle game comes to Steam in February 2016

All of the original content will be included, and updated content will be provided at a later date. For those playing on PlayStation, achievements, including a Platinum trophy, will be integrated and the game will include a cross-save functionality.

PC gamers will be pleased to hear that Steam trading cards will be included, as will emoji, wallpapers, cloud saves and achievements. Hitman GO is set to cost $7.99 across all platforms when it is released on Wednesday 23 February.

Square Enix has released a new trailer, and a set of screenshots are available for your viewing pleasure in the gallery.

Inspirational title makes the leap to console and PC

Following its mobile release in 2014, Hitman Go has won legions of fans and inspired a new line of subtle strategy games from Square Enix. The developer is also responsible for bringing Lara Croft Go to the world.

The basic premise of the game is as a sleek, digital board game. Players must negotiate a series of logic problems mixed with spatial puzzles, sliding Agent 47 along a pre-defined path while avoiding guards, dogs and other problems in order to carry out a successful hit.

According to Joystiq, the mobile version of the game is “softly smart and marvelously complex despite its simple exterior.” The challenge for Square Enix is to see whether they can translate the success of the mobile game to the bigger screens of consoles and PCs.

If you’ve not already played Hitman GO, it’s definitely worth checking out. If you think about it, the original Hitman is essentially a puzzle game, and Hitman GO takes the idea and runs with it. Figure out how to make your way past enemies and obstacles to reach your target, what could be easier?