Elusive Target: The Appraiser.
The clock is ticking… Get ready for the third Elusive Target for HITMAN 2 – The Appraiser! She will be on the Isle of Sgàil for 10 days starting at 2 pm CET on Friday the 25th of January.
Elusive Targets are the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we’ve ever created; a unique target that you’ll only have one chance to eliminate. If you kill them or fail the contract, there will be no second chances. When you’re actually playing the contract, the Elusive Target will not appear on the map and will not appear in Instinct. In order to find them, you’ll need to use clues from the briefing video and a photograph that you will be able to review. You’ll need to explore, find your target, learn their patterns and come up with a plan to eliminate them – all whilst playing.
Elusive Target: The Appraiser
Location: Isle of Sgàil.
Target: Miranda Jamison
Mission: Eliminate Miranda Jamison and retrieve the notebook.
Starts January 25th and will run for 10 days.
The target is Miranda Jamison, director of the Gorka Institute in Barcelona, which is the premiere art authentication facility in the world. Jamison handles the pricing of many of the art industry’s most prestigious pieces of art and she is one of the key drivers of the extensive art price fixing that takes place in the world.
Mrs Jamison is integral to the whole industry of driving up art prices, selecting just a handful of new talent each year to be the recipients of her blessings. This approach to fine art has driven countless normal galleries out of business over the years and resulted in the suicide of several distraught artists ruined by her fickle whims.
Born in England, Miranda Jamison (née Parker) developed an appreciation for fine arts at an early age and, thanks to her obvious talents and hard work, managed to attend Cambridge University from whence she accumulated multiple degrees in business and fine arts history.
From there, Jamison went to work in various high-profile museums and was trained as a junior appraiser at a large American auction house. It was here she met the highly renowned art critic Alistair Jamison, who took her under his wing and trained her as a professional. The pair eventually became romantically involved and, despite a substantial age difference, married when Miranda was 28 and Alistair was 62. Miranda eventually became her husband’s superior and gained a legendary sense for the value of historic objects, earning her the respect of many within the field.
At the age of 36, Miranda was widowed and at the funeral of her husband, she was approached by a group of men who explained to her that her husband had been involved in a complicated price fixing scheme. The group offered her his former role and access to the most prestigious art in the most. After some deliberation, she agreed. From then on, things escalated quickly.
Jamison modernized the price fixing methodology of both galleries and auction houses, introduced multiple new practices to keep gallery prices secret and callously dumped a large group of artists who saw their works turn worthless overnight. The consequences of this famous “crimson period” were vast for artists and minor collectors, who lost both their fortunes and, in some cases, committed suicide.
Initially hit by critique from some of the bigger collectors, the rise in value of the remaining works convinced them that the approach worked from a business point of view. Within five years, Miranda Jamison became not only a member of the art appreciation elite of the world but also a member of the secretive Ark Society. She now runs the largest art price fixing scheme in the world and is involved in everything from money laundering to tax evasion as a consequence.
Now, Jamison is looking to expand her reach into the highest of tiers. To achieve that, she has stolen a painting from Randall Pryce, a former client of hers who had offered to sell it to her for $100 million – a price so ridiculous not even Jamison wanted to pay it. Jamison plans to “gift” the painting to The Ark Society in the name of famed adventurer Blake Nathaniel in the hopes that he will introduce her to his ultra-wealthy contacts.
Elusive Target Rewards:
Remember we have rewards for completing Elusive Targets. Some will be familiar, others are entirely new.
A mixture of HITMAN 2 location suits, iconic suits from previous Hitman titles and new suits specific to Elusive Target rewards can be unlocked, depending on how you complete the contracts. Any suit that is unlocked can be used in the planning phase for any mission, giving you more options to use different suits throughout HITMAN 2.