To be eligible to enter the Hitman Sniper Challenge Competition (“the Competition”) you must:
a. be 18 years or over;
b. be a legal resident of the U.K. ;
c. possess a code obtained through pre-ordering the official version of the game Hitman: Absolution;
e. download and install the Hitman: Sniper Challenge game and be connected to either an Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network or (for PC entrants) STEAM account; and
f. register and link your account at www.hitmansniper.com.
Employees of the Promoter, any third party providing the Competition prize or their agents or suppliers are not eligible to enter the Competition;
2. Contest Period
For XboxLIVE/PlayStation entrants: July 1, 2012 (00:01am GMT) through October 19, 2012 (11:59 pm GMT)
For PC entrants: August 1, 2012 (00:01am GMT) through October 19, 2012 (11:59 pm GMT)
Each entrant is eligible for only 1 weekly, and 1 monthly prize throughout the Contest period. Monthly winners will be eligible for the Grand Prize but are not eligible for any of the subsequent monthly prizes.
3. The Competition
a. The entrant from each platform (Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC) with the highest score at the end of each month within the Contest Period shall be awarded a monthly prize. All monthly winners will have the chance to take part in the Grand Final taking place in London on 26th October 2012, at a location to be confirmed. The contestant with the highest score at the Grand Final will win the Grand Prize. Spot prizes may also be awarded during the Contest Period.
b. Winners will be announced on or about:
For July 2012 monthly winners: August 3, 2012;
For August 2012 monthly winners: September 4, 2012;
For September 2012 monthly winners: October 3, 2012;
For October 2012 monthly winners: October 24, 2012
For the Grand Prize, the winner will be contacted at a date in October 2012.
a. The Prizes available to winning entrants are:
aa. One (1) Grand Prize consisting of: Grand Prize winner will have his or her likeness inserted into a future ‘Hitman’ game (no monetary value), and will receive a Golden Joystick at the 2012 Golden Joysticks taking place in London on the 26th October 2012.
Square Enix reserves the right to change and/or substitute any components of the Grand Prize at any time, in its sole discretion. The Grand Prize winner must consent to their likeness being included in a future Hitman game and provide a photograph of him or herself to Square Enix which will be used as the basis for insertion of his or her likeness into the Hitman game. Square Enix is not obliged to provide a cameo appearance of the Grand Prize winner in the event the future Hitman game development is delayed, substantially modified, or cancelled. All costs and expenses in travelling to/from the Golden Joysticks Awards and / or the Grand Final shall be at the Grand Prize winner's sole account. The Grand Prize winner shall also be responsible for all subsistence and other expenses involved in attending the Golden Joysticks Awards. Square Enix shall have no liability to the Grand Prize winner for the Grand Prize winner not being able to attend the Golden Joysticks Awards for any reason or any other failure outside of the control of Square Eidos (such as the event being rescheduled or cancelled by the organiser).
bb. One (1) monthly Prize per platform consisting of the following:
shall be only one (1) winner per format for each monthly prize. In the
event that there is a tie in the highest score, the entrant who scored
the highest score with the earliest time stamp shall be the winner of
the relevant prize. All prizes are subject to change and may be
substituted with goods of equal value at Square Enix’s sole discretion.
b. Winner will be notified within 28 days of the dates set out at paragraph 3(b) above by e-mail to the contact details registered to the winner’s account.
c. Winners will be required to provide their full name and address and evidence of their age before a Prize is provided to them. If a winner fails to provide this additional information within 14 days of Square Enix’s request, or Square Enix is otherwise unable to contact the winner via the winner’s registered contact details, the relevant Prize will be considered forfeit by the winner and the relevant prize awarded to the entrant with the next highest score from the remaining entries. Prizes will be dispatched to winners within 14 days of Square Enix receiving confirmation of the winner’s full name, address and age.
d. No purchase necessary.
e. By taking part in the Competition, you agree to be bound by these Competition Rules and the decisions of Square Enix which are final in all matters relating to the Competition. No correspondence will be entered into.
f. There is no cash alternative to any of the Prizes. However, Square Enix reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any Prize with cash or a prize of comparable value.
g. By agreeing to enter into the Competition, you grant Square Enix permission to use your name for the purpose of organising and/or managing the Competition and for announcing the winners of the Competition. All entries and personal information will be deleted six months after the date that the winning entry is drawn.
h. The names of the Competition winners will be sent to anyone who requests the same within three (3) months of the end of the Contest Period. Requests should be sent to Grantt@square-enix.com.
i. Square Enix reserves the right at any time and for whatever reason to suspend or terminate the Competition without notice to entrants.
j. Square Enix will not be responsible for any technical failure or other problems in any internet connection, system, service provider or otherwise which results in an entry not being properly processed or received.
k. These Competition Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
l. The Competition promoter is Square Enix Ltd, Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, London SW19 3RU (“Square Enix”).