Square Enix and Eidos have released a new dev diary for Hitman: Absolution detailing the game's asynchronous multiplayer Contracts mode, which allows players to create custom assassination challenges for their friends to take on.

Apparently the mode was inspired by what players have done in past Hitman games, creative their own custom hits that the team says really showcased the versatility of Hitman's game mechanics.

Hitman: Absolution drops Nov. 20 for 360, PS3 and PC. Have you pre-ordered it yet to get access to the Hitman: Sniper Challenge mini game? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.