Hitman Series News


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.


"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

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.


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

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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.


"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

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."


"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...


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.


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

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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.


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

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Hitman: Absolution ditches single-use codes for Contracts mode

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 19, 2012 8:30am PST

Hitman: Absolution's Contracts mode was supposed to be locked off behind a single-use code included with new copies, but no longer. All and sundry will be able to challenge their chums, no code required, to match their feats of killing men in a way of their choosing.


Hitman: Absolution review: beautiful contracts

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST

Hitman: Absolution is nearly everything I want from a video game. It's beautiful, big, and an absolute blast to play. IO Interactive has crafted a game filled with so many interesting sandboxes to play in, that it's hard not to come back over and over again.


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Hitman: Absolution trailer prepares for launch

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 9:30am PST

Square Enix and IO Interactive released the launch trailer for Hitman: Absolution, due out next Tuesday.


"I'm quite excited for this game! I've been yearning for a new Hitman game the moment I finished ..."

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Hitman: Absolution trailer shows what 47 was born to do

By John Keefer, Nov 09, 2012 7:30am PST

For someone who is supposed to stay unseen, Codename 47 is being spotted quite a bit lately in new trailers pushing the upcoming release of Hitman: Absolution. The latest trailer asks if you have the instincts for his job.


"Is anyone else over all these assassin type games? There's just so many of them. "

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Hitman Absolution trailer turns 'living, breathing' to 'dead, quiet'

By John Keefer, Nov 02, 2012 10:30am PDT

Hitman: Absolution will be out in less than three weeks, and Square Enix has released a new trailer showing off the "living, breathing world" of the game. Well, there are parts that aren't living and breathing so much after 47 has his way with them.


"When I saw Hitman moving to the dance beat and playing a synth with two dancing guards at 2:12, ..."

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Hitman: Absolution trailer is morally ambiguous

By Steve Watts, Oct 26, 2012 9:15am PDT

A new Hitman: Absolution trailer touches (briefly) on the question of justified murder, interspersed with lots and lots of it.


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Hitman: Absolution trailer gets all gussied up

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2012 7:30am PDT

Agent 47 has always been a budding fashionista, with his classic sharp suits and an impressive array of costumes covering every fancy dress party conceivable. His wardrobe will explain again in Hitman: Absolution, a new trailer shows, with disguises from judge and cop to luc...


"Hehe, gotta love the chicken suit. And I love the walking out the front door... it oozes The ..."

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Hitman: Absolution preview: taking a Contract

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2012 11:00am PDT

A hands-on preview of Hitman: Absolution's newly announced Contracts mode, with some insight from game director Tore Blystad.


"Awesome, good info, I can not wait for this game have it pre ordered already, will be the best ..."

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