Square Enix has announced that it is launching a nationwide competition to celebrate the local release of the Hitman: Sniper Challenge stand-alone minigame for PCs.
Created as an exclusive title for players who pre-order Square Enix's upcoming Hitman: Absolution, the game's global online leaderboards have been active since May 15, but PC gamers have not had a chance to participate until now.
The Australian competition will launch today in partnership with video game retailer EB Games. Monthly prizes will be awarded to each of the highest Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC leaderboard scores for those who have pre-ordered Hitman: Absolution at EB Games Australia, and registered their details at the Hitman: Sniper Challenge website.
Prizes in the competition include Sennheiser headphones and Hitman merchandise.
The online leaderboards are supported by various challenges, and include rewards like score multipliers, secret extras, and the ability to unlock equipment upgrades. Some of these upgrades can be unlocked and carried over into Hitman: Absolution.
For more information on the competition, and updates on the Australian leaderboards, visit EB Games for details.
Hitman: Absolution is scheduled for a global release on November 20, 2012 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.