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Shogun Showdown is the 10th mission of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. It is the 4th and final part of the hit on Masahiro Hayamoto.

Target: Masahiro Hayamoto


Agent 47 can breathe deep. The long, cold, snowy and perilous journey through the wild lands of central Japan is finally over. The only chore now is to make his way through the annals of Hayamoto's ancient yet deviously high-tech castle, recover the missile guidance system from his basement museum, eliminate the target and, most importantly, escape alive.


47Diana here! I see you managed to infiltrate the castle. Good work! This castle, Katsuyama-Jo, is the headquarters of Masahiro Hayamoto.

Your objective is to track down Hayamoto and eliminate him, as well as get away safely with the missile guidance system in his possession.

Although this squeaky old fortress may look obsolete, make no mistake — it's equipped with all the latest electronic security measures.

On top of that, the place is crawling with ordinary security guards at lower levels, and Hayamoto's own handpicked yoyimbos at the top.

Approach this assignment with the utmost caution, 47 — these people are ruthless, fanatical, and extremely clever.

I repeat, 47 — evade guards and security measures, eliminate Hayamoto and secure the missile guidance system before escaping.


  • SMG-SD6 - Carried by most of the guards plus four in the weapons room.
  • .22 Suppressed - At the southeast corner of the museum.
  • Desert Eagle - Carried by some of the guards.
  • Katana - Carried by the ninjas in the rafters, Hayamoto himself, and one in the museum.


  • Eliminate Hayamoto
  • Secure missile guidance system
  • Escape the castle




  • In this mission, 47 will come across Lei-Ling again and even if disguised, she will still recognize him.
  • In the museum there is a bottle. On that bottle is a picture of Violent J from Insane Clown Posse that says voodoo on the label.
  • This mission is one of the few missions that has two escape routes: the first is the most simple, by exiting the castle through the front door, where the player started the mission. The other is escaping the castle using the helicopter in the courtyard.
  • Regardless of how the player chose her fate in Codename 47, Lei Ling still appears alive in this mission.
  • If the player chooses to rescue Lei Ling, she will follow the player until near the courtyard, at which point she will run towards the right side door of the helicopter to escape with the player in it. Rescuing Lei Ling is entirely optional and has no in-game effect whatsoever. This is also the last time (chronologically) Lei Ling is seen in the series.
  • When 47 meets Lei Ling, he mentions saving her from Lee Hong in Hong Kong; this is a reference to the mission The Lee Hong Assassination from Hitman: Codename 47.


Hitman 2 Silent assassin - Shogun Showdown

Hitman 2 Silent assassin - Shogun Showdown


Missions in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Prologue (Sicily) The Gontranno Sanctuary - Anathema
Russia St. Petersburg Stakeout - Kirov Park Meeting - Tubeway Torpedo - Invitation to a Party
Japan Tracking Hayamoto - Hidden Valley - At the Gates - Shogun Showdown
Malaysia Basement Killing - The Graveyard Shift - The Jacuzzi Job
Afghanistan Murder at the Bazaar - The Motorcade Interception - Tunnel Rat
India Temple City Ambush - The Death of Hannelore - Terminal Hospitality
Epilogue (Russia & Sicily) St. Petersburg Revisited - Redemption at Gontranno
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