Check out the Hitman: Absolutions "Contracts" video below. It's 18 minutes of pure Hitman, showing off the game's asynchronous multiplayer, where gamers will choose a target, weapons and then set their own rules for completing the contract based on time, style and witnesses. Then, you can challenge your friends to complete it too.
Contracts allows fans to compete against friends at any time, regardless of whether they are online, but if you're the anti-social sort, there's still contracts for you. Hitman: Absolution will ship with many pre-set missions designed by the "professional" assassins at IO Interactive.