By Pat Brown
You’re a modern day mercenary and you’re as good as they get. You work all over the world, going simply by the pseudonym “Agent 47”. Now, ensnared in an international conspiracy, you are the number one target of Interpol and the Russian Military led by Mikhail Belicoff. You flee across Eastern Europe, evading your murderous conspirators and all the while taking out targets for a client simply referred to as “The Agency”.
The NPPL and 20th Century Fox have teamed up to bring this scenario event to over 30 paintball fields across the country. The 3-hour event will be based on the new “Hitman” movie coming to theatres November 21. The movie and scenario game are based off the videogame series created by Danish developer IO Interactive, a subdivision of Eidos Interactive. The Hitman Challenge will follow the story line of the upcoming movie with Agent 47 evading Belicoff and the Russians.
Tons of prizes will be given away to players at the scenario events including XBOX 360s, HITMAN video games, t-shirts, posters, advance screening passes and gift cards. The first 100 people to sign up for the event either online or in person will receive a promotional prize when they show up for the event. The field with the best turn out and marketing will receive a private screening of the new “Hitman” movie. 20th Century Fox will secure the largest theatre in the area to host a private screening for up to 300 people.
Travis Runyan, the Assistant to NPPL President Shawn Walker, said that this is the first time the NPPL has had a cross promotional deal with a movie company and that 20th Century Fox is “very pleased” with how the deal has played out so far. No word as to whether or not Fox and the NPPL would do something like this again in the future but Runyan said the NPPL would be open to it.
This event is currently scheduled at the following fields on the following dates: State City Date Field
AL Dothan November 10th, 2007 Dothan Survival Games
AZ Mesa November 11th, 2007 Alpha Paintball Field
AZ Phoenix November 11th, 2007 West World Adventure Paintball
AZ Phoenix November 11th, 2007 Cowtown Paintball Field
CA Bellflower November 10th, 2007 Hollywood Sports Park
CA Bonita November 4th, 2007 Velocity Paintball Field
CA Murrieta November 10th, 2007 Jungle Island
CA San Jose November 10th, 2007 SCP
CO Sedalia November 10th, 2007 Paintball Adventures PB Field
CT E. Hampton November 10th, 2007 Strategy Plus, Inc.
CT Waterbury November 4th, 2007 Extreme Paintball
GA Canton November 10th, 2007 Ultimate Paintball Field
GA Dalton November 11th, 2007 Absolute Paintball
IL Crete November 11th, 2007 The Badlandz Paintball Field
IL Joliet November 11th, 2007 CPX Sports Paintball Field
IN Princeton November 4th, 2007 Silver Spur Splat Paintball Field
KS Wichita November 11th, 2007 The Edge Paintball
MA Somerville November 10th, 2007 Boston Paintball
MA Upton November 10th, 2007 Fox 4 Paintball
MI Pinckney November 10th, 2007 Hell Survivors Paintball Field
MO Kansas City November 11th, 2007 Jaegers Paintball Field
NC Concord November 10th, 2007 Boss Paintball Fields
NC Sedalia November 10th, 2007 Paintball Central Sports Park
OH Hubbard November 10th, 2007 Battlefront Paintball
OR Salem November 10th, 2007 Warpaintball Internatioal
TX Roanoke November 3rd, 2007 DFW Adventure Park
VA Leesburg November 4th, 2007 Hogback Mountain
WI Deer Park November 4th, 2007 Combat Paintball
WI Hudson November 11th, 2007 Splat Tag, Inc.
WI Waterloo November 11th, 2007 Action Packed Paintball