Hitman: Absolution

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 20, 2012 / ESRB: M

Next Hitman concept art shared, but not coming to E3

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 2:30pm PDT

IO Interactive showed off the first concept art for the next Hitman game, as a way to soften the blow that it won't be coming to E3 this year.

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Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:00am PDT

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming...

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Square Enix changing strategy, going 'back to roots' instead of chasing 'mass appeal'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 9:30am PDT

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently admitted that making games for a global audience actually does the opposite of what it was intended to do. "In the past, when we developed console games with a worldwide premise, we lost our focus, and not only did they end up be...

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Next Hitman to feature larger sandbox levels, Contracts mode returning

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2014 8:00am PST

IO Interactive has started to tease out details of its current Hitman project, writing an open letter to fans with bits of plot, the gameplay vision, and the return of Contracts mode.

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Hitman: Absolution gets three new contracts today

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 3:15pm PST

It's not every day new content just magically shows up for a game that's more than a year old. For some reason, 2012's Hitman: Absolution has been updated today with new contracts for every platform.

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Square Enix Montreal's Hitman game canned in favor of mobile game, designer says [updated]

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 12:00pm PST

The Hitman franchise was supposed to be annualized, with alternating duties between Square Enix Montreal and IO Interactive. However, those plans have been put to rest.

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Agent 47 was homeless in axed Hitman: Absolution concept

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2013 9:15am PDT

IO Interactive shares some discarded concepts for Hitman: Absolution, including one that had Agent 47 on a revenge mission, and another that had him falling into homelessness.

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Hitman Absolution and Machinarium join PlayStation Plus in August

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 05, 2013 8:30am PDT

A new month means new additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Coming to PS3 in August are Hitman Absolution, Zen Pinball 2: Star...

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IO Interactive lays off half of team, studio shifting to Hitman-only focus

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2013 11:55am PDT

Hitman: Absolution studio IO Interactive has suffered layoffs to nearly half of its staff, as Square Enix has decided to switch the studio to focus purely on Hitman titles.

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge now free-to-play on PC

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2013 10:15am PDT

Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer have been added to Square Enix's free-to-play Core Online service, the company announced today.

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Square Enix banked on Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs selling a third more

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 09, 2013 6:30am PDT

Square Enix blamed lower-than-predicted sales of Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider for unexpected losses in the last financial year as it launched a costly restructuring, yet it seemed the games weren't selling particularly poorly. So how high were Squeenix's...

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Hitman: Absolution companion app now available

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution has its own companion app now, called Hitman: ICA. It lets you buy and upgrade weapons, queue up contracts, and get in-game hints from your mobile device.

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Square Enix restructuring as Tomb Raider and Hitman sales fall short

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2013 6:00am PDT

Developer and publisher Square Enix has changed its positive predictions for the financial year from a healthy profit to a crippling loss, and announced plans to bring in reforms and restructuring. Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Tomb Raider all failed to meet high sales e...

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Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

By Steve Watts, Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Steam Holiday Sale has started up, offering discounts on Scribblenauts Unlimited, Mirror's Edge, and various Borderlands, Prince of Persia, and Hitman franchise titles.

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Next Hitman will have Square Enix Montreal's own spin

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 22, 2012 11:00am PST

Hitman creator IO Interactive is moving onto something new after Hitman: Absolution, with the series continuing at Square Enix's new Montreal studio. But how will this crazy arrangement work, and who will shape the future of Hitman? IO has answered a few questions.

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