Based on the headline, you could be forgiven for thinking that this news item is a joke piece. Bizarrely, it is not. If you jump into Square Enix’s Hitman this week, you will be tasked with hunting and murdering beloved character actor and noted weirdo Gary Busey.
Fans were asked via hashtag poll back in March who they would rather kill in-game — Gary Cole or Gary Busey? Cole, known for playing Lumbergh in Office Space, as well as parts in Pineapple Express and Veep, lost out to Busey. Busey will now appear in the game as a celebrity Elusive Target. He will be available to assassinate for a week starting this coming Friday.
Busey’s mission will be called “The Wildcard.” For those disappointed that they won’t get to live out their Office Space fantasies and take out Cole, we expect he will turn up in his own mission eventually. Hitman is out now on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, and you can read our full review of the game’s first episode here.
And so ends one of the weirder news items I’ve ever filed.