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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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Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 13, 2014 1:30pm PST

The next main entry in the Hitman series remains on track, but Square Enix taking a slight detour with Hitman GO, a turn-based strategy game that's being designed for mobile devices.

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"Diorama style art is a fresh new idea! Not sure about the game play. It seems to overlap with ..."

- threeup see all 4 comments

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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"Yes, please! Blood Money is one of the greatest games of the last decade. It's one of those ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 7 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 09, 2014 4:00pm PST

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...

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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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"The issues he raised were more than enough to turn me off to the game. Watching that video and ..."

- phreakshow see all 10 comments

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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"I was just thinking that this doesn't necessarily mean IO aren't working on a sequel themselves, ..."

- -JLN- see all 13 comments

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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Hollywood sees hope for future video game movie adaptations

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 20, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Video game movies have often ranged from disappointing to terrible, but a Comic-Con panel is optimistic that these adaptations are about to see a jump in quality.

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"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

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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"That's unfortunate :( It makes me sad to see Square blaming them and the Tomb Raider teams for ..."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 7 comments

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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"Oh, wow. I should've read the news to the end before posting. What. The. Fuck. oO"

- vai90 see all 5 comments

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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"There are no interesting "Contracts" last time I checked. This was two weeks ago I guess, but I ..."

- Zolneirz see all 5 comments

Hitman getting another movie, Paul Walker to star

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 11:45am PST

The Hitman series is getting a new film adaptation, starring Paul Walker in the lead role. It will be called "Agent 47."

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"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

By John Keefer, Jan 10, 2013 11:30am PST

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 arcoded bald 47, then Square Enix has upped the ante on the already announced Hitman HD: Trilogy. The Collector's Edition will be the...

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Hitman Trilogy HD outed by achievements, retail

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2012 9:45am PST

A retail listing and sets of achievements/trophies have outed a possible release date and price for the Hitman Trilogy HD, which compiles Silent Assassin, Contracts, and Blood Money.

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"I'll definitely play this as I never got around to Contracts. While the new one isn't bad, I ..."

- Psydswipe see all 12 comments

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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"This wasn't a terrible game by any account, but it lacked the luster of freedom in the missions ..."

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