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Hitman GO preview: Agent 47 goes tabletop

Hitman GO preview: Agent 47 goes tabletop

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of PAX East was Hitman GO, a made-for-mobile game from Square Enix that turns Agent 47's stealth-murdering into a turn-based tabletop game. It's absolutely adorable.

Players play the game by simply swiping a Hitman character across spots on the board. Enemies will also move, but can be distracted using rocks and other tools. Being directly spotted by a guard will result in failure, but moving into their spot while they're turned around will make them open for a kill.

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"this looks weird. not sure how i feel about it yet. ill say cautiously optimistic. anything ..."
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Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO, the turn-based mobile strategy game based on the assassin series, is coming next week. The diorama-inspired game will launch on iOS on April 17, for $4.99. The Android version is coming "shortly after."

Read more: Blood Money's "Curtains Down" level turned diorama »

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Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming tomorrow will be Hitman: Absolution, followed by Deadlight starting on April 16.

Read more: Last chance for Dungeon Defenders »

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Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Agent 47 is about to take his killer-for-hire skills to a whole new platform, as Square Enix has officially announced the rumored Hitman-themed mobile turn-based strategy game from series developer IO Interactive called Hitman GO. The publisher acknowledges GO as a side story and states that it will not distract from IO's next main entry to the Hitman series.

Read more: Diorama-rama »

"Diorama style art is a fresh new idea! Not sure about the game play. It seems to overlap with ..."
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Next Hitman to feature larger sandbox levels, Contracts mode returning

Next Hitman to feature larger sandbox levels, Contracts mode returning

The next Hitman game may not have been formally announced or given a title, but that isn't stopping IO Interactive from talking openly about it. In an open letter to fans, the team explained its goals and design approach for Agent 47's next adventure, along with a few tweaks to the long-standing formula.

Read more: Larger stages, no magic pockets »

"Yes, please! Blood Money is one of the greatest games of the last decade. It's one of those ..."
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Hitman recast for upcoming film, after Paul Walker's death

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Hitman recast for upcoming film, after Paul Walker's death

In addition to Fast & Furious 7, Paul Walker was set to star in the next Hitman movie. However, his recent death cast some doubt on whether the project would continue.

Production is set to start next month, and it appears that Walker has been replaced. Rupert Friend (pictured), who most recently stars in Showtime series Homeland will take the role of Agent 47.

Read more: Game success driving film »

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Hitman: Absolution gets three new contracts today

Hitman: Absolution gets three new contracts today

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.

Read more: 'Exciting year' coming up »

"The issues he raised were more than enough to turn me off to the game. Watching that video and ..."
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Square Enix Montreal's Hitman game canned in favor of mobile game, designer says [updated]

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

Update: Square Enix has clarified to Polygon that while Eidos Montreal is working on a mobile Hitman, creator IO Interactive is still working on a new Hitman for PC and next-gen consoles.

Original: 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, as Montreal's AAA console project has been canned.

Read more: Lackluster sales of Absolution »

"I was just thinking that this doesn't necessarily mean IO aren't working on a sequel themselves, ..."
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Agent 47 was homeless in axed Hitman: Absolution concept

Agent 47 was homeless in axed Hitman: Absolution concept

Hitman: Absolution could have been a very different kind of Hitman game, according to IO Interactive. A new app gives some behind-the-scenes details about the iterative development of Agent 47's latest kill-fest, including scratched concepts regarding a mission for vengeance, and one that had him utterly despondent.

Read more: An Angry and Homeless man »

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Hollywood sees hope for future video game movie adaptations

Hollywood sees hope for future video game movie adaptations

Let's be frank. Movie adaptations of video games are, for the most part, absolutely terrible. Yet more than ever, filmmakers remain optimistic that movies based on video games are about to turn the corner and see a jump in quality.

The "Video Games to Movies: Is the Golden Age Upon Us?" panel at Comic-Con discussed a slew of upcoming video game-to-film adaptations currently in the works. Unsurprisingly, the people involved with these forthcoming projects are confident they won't suck as much as what came before.

Read more: Distinguishing between two mediums »

"His point was around characters like in Hitman. If you play the game as Stealthy as possible, ..."
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IO Interactive lays off half of team, studio shifting to Hitman-only focus

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

Hitman: Absolution developer IO Interactive has suffered layoffs, as publisher Square Enix reshapes the studio to focus squarely on Hitman projects. The studio has lost almost half of its employees in what Square calls "significant changes" to its business structure.

Read more: Studio now focused on 'new triple-A Hitman' »

"That's unfortunate :( It makes me sad to see Square blaming them and the Tomb Raider teams for ..."
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Hitman: Sniper Challenge now free-to-play on PC

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

Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer have been added to Square Enix's free-to-play Core Online platform, the company announced today. The ad and subscription-supported platform now boasts six games in all, including Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Tomb Raider Underworld, Hitman: Blood Money, and Mini Ninjas.

Read more: Free for 20 minutes, or $2.99 monthly »

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Hitman: Absolution companion app now available

Hitman: Absolution companion app now available

Hitman: Absolution has gotten its own free companion app, Square Enix announced today. The "Hitman: ICA" app lets you buy and upgrade weapons, queue up Contracts, and get in-game hints.

Read more: Includes achievements, stat-tracking »

"There are no interesting "Contracts" last time I checked. This was two weeks ago I guess, but I ..."
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Hitman getting another movie, Paul Walker to star

Hitman getting another movie, Paul Walker to star

The Hitman franchise is getting a rebooted film adaptation, starting from scratch with Fast and Furious 6 star Paul Walker in the lead role. He'll be playing the titular hired gun in Agent 47, with a script penned by the writers of A Good Day To Die Hard.

Read more: Shooting in Berlin, Singapore »

"Patrick Stewart. He's bald and has a British accent. I'm going out on a limb on him wearing a ..."
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Hitman HD: Trilogy CE to be same price as standard edition

Hitman HD: Trilogy CE to be same price as standard edition

If you've finished Hitman: Absolution and have that itch to go back and play the games leading up to the latest assassination vehicle for the barcoded bald 47, then Square Enix has upped the ante on the already announced Hitman HD: Trilogy. The Collector's Edition will be the same price as the standard edition.

Read more: Sniper Challenge included »

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