Sponsored: Hitman Sniper Challenge Grand Prize announced! And it's a very special one-off prize for a Hitman fan...

Square-Enix has officially unveiled the Grand Prize in the Hitman Sniper Challenge competition. As if iPads, Sennheiser Headphones, Agent 47 figurines and DLC weren't enough! Well, apparently they aren't, so this is what's on offer for the ultimate assassin.

The person crowned The UK’s Ultimate Assassin will be immortalised in a future Hitman game and also presented with a Golden Joystick at Future Publishing’s annual Golden Joystick Awards on 26th October 2012.

That's right, you could have your face scanned into a future game in the Hitman series! Imagine boasting about that to your friends. It's not clear yet exactly which character the winner will become, but it's a first first for the franchise and undoubtedly something any true Hitman fan would love to get involved with.

Above: We don't know what you look like, so here are some Golden Joysticks instead

With Agent 47s around the globe having racked up over 35 million kills playing Hitman Sniper Challenge, the competition to find the top UK sniper is now live with gamers competing for daily, weekly and monthly prizes. All Monthly winners will have the chance to battle it out in a Grand Final and be crowned the UK’s Ultimate Assassin.

“Hitman: Sniper Challenge has been an extremely successful pre-order incentive for us,” said Jon Brooke, Brand Director of the Hitman Franchise. “We’re really excited to be able to offer one fan a once in a lifetime prize and The Golden Joysticks is the perfect partner to showcase the Ultimate Assassin’s achievement.”

Now in its 30th year, the Golden Joystick Awards are the only gaming awards that are voted by the people that matter most, the gamers themselves. With over two million votes cast last year, the shortlist will once again be the focus of gamers’ conversations throughout the summer.

"It's an honour to partner with such a hotly anticipated title as HITMAN: ABSOLUTION and provide the platform for this amazing prize. The awards are usually presented to publishers and developers only, so it's exciting to be able to celebrate the talents of a sharp-shooting gamer too," said James Kick, Associate Publisher, The Golden Joystick Awards.

Not too shabby, eh? Square-Enix have provided their own terms and conditions for the grand prize, which you can read on page two of this article. By entering, you are agreeing to them.

How do I get involved?

Above: First up, check out this Hitman: Sniper Challenge guide video. Then...

All you need to do is pre-order Hitman Absolution (you can do this here) where you'll receive a code. You must then visit www.hitmansniper.com where you can enter that code in order to receive the redeem code to download Hitman Sniper Challenge from Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network. And we're pleased to announce that PC owners will be able to download Hitman Sniper Challenge and get their league table started from August 1.

Remember, for your score to count, you MUST register your Gamertag/PSN ID at www.hitmansniper.com and you MUST “link your account” at hitmansniper.com/leaderboards in order to be eligible!

Once you've signed up... get sniping! Simple as that. Keep checking GamesRadar.com to find out who wins - and make sure you read the terms and conditions on the next page of this article.