IO Interactive News


Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition includes art book, documentary, DLC

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Square Enix has finally revealed the requisite special edition for Hitman: Absolution. Sporting a $20 premium over the standard game, the "Professional Edition" includes a number of bonuses.


"It's funny, since if you play the game right, you won't really need any the guns."

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Mini Ninjas: Hiro's Adventure trademarked

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2012 5:45am PDT

Square Enix has filed a trademark for Mini Ninjas: Hiro's Adventure, implying some form of sequel to the 2009 title.


Hitman: Sniper Challenge trademarked

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2012 1:45pm PST

Square Enix has trademarked "Hitman: Sniper Challenge," yet another new addition after the mysterious "Hitman: Profession" trademark from last month.


"I would think it might be something more like a motion-control exclusive. Something like ..."

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Sleeping Dogs trademark registered by Square Enix

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2012 10:15am PST

The Kane & Lynch series may be coming back, as Square Enix has registered a trademark for "Sleeping Dogs."


"Shit! If this is Kane & Lynch 3 I am going to have a heart attack, I have been waiting for news ..."

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Hitman: Absolution NPCs have dedicated identities

By Xav de Matos, Jan 23, 2012 3:30pm PST

Enemies in Hitman: Absolution won't be nameless goons like your garden variety stealth (or action, or stealth/action) game.


"a nice touch I guess but no one was asking for this - i just want the rest of the game to be awesome"

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Hitman: Absolution focusing on smarter AI

By Steve Watts, Jan 18, 2012 11:15am PST

Hitman: Absolution producer Bakan Abrak outlines some of the improved enemy AI and how Agent 47 can deal with those challenges.


"Sounds good, but I'll wait for demo or reviews or something. Cause I've been burnt by this ..."

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Hitman: Blood Money coming to PlayStation 3

By Steve Watts, Jan 12, 2012 8:30am PST

Hitman: Blood Money has been rated by the ESRB for PlayStation 3, echoing yesterday's revelation that Killzone will be hitting as a downloadable title.


"I liked the first one the most due to it being brutal/punishing over your screw ups. Silent ..."

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Hitman: Absolution dev talks simplfying controls

By Steve Watts, Jan 11, 2012 10:30am PST

Hitman: Absolution director Tore Blystad talks about refining the game's controls to make them more intuitive, without removing Agent 47's wealth of murderous options.


"Go play Blood Money again. Most levels may be large in size, but the general path to go is well ..."

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Co-op 'never felt right' for Hitman

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2012 12:45pm PST

While casually murdering people with your chums is a right old laugh and no mistake, Hitman dev IO has decided that assassination is best enjoyed alone. IO discussed the idea of co-op for several games in the series, but found it "never felt right."


"Is the name exciting in itself? That's not necessarily the name of Square Enix Montreal's ..."

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IO Interactive working on new IP after Hitman

By Xav de Matos, Dec 01, 2011 6:30pm PST

Developer IO Interactive will focus on a new intellectual property following the release of Hitman: Absolution in 2012, studio head Niels Jorgensen has revealed.


"I hate that 1. As soon as I saw the window I knew someone was going to crash through it and 2. ..."

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Hitman: Absolution 'Run for Your Life' trailer director's commentary

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 03, 2011 2:15pm PDT

A new director commentary trailer for Hitman: Absolution has arrived, showing off more than fifteen minutes of gameplay footage, and describing new features and improvements.


"To quote Lukiopimp a few comments above: "During the video the mention this several times that ..."

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Hitman: Absolution video teases gameplay, shoot-out

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2011 7:15am PDT

Square Enix and IO Interactive have shown off a short gameplay teaser in preparation for a full uncut playthrough of the stage releasing tomorrow.


"Just watched this at lunch, HOLLY SHIT, must have, that was awesome, I really like the direction ..."

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Hitman: Absolution has stealth-focused 'hardcore' mode

By Xav de Matos, Oct 07, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution producer Hakan Abrak has revealed that the upcoming return of Agent 47 will feature a hardcore difficulty mode.


"Honestly I'm just hoping they still remember how to make a good game after the whole Kane & ..."

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'Silent Assassin' to return in Hitman: Absolution

By Xav de Matos, May 10, 2011 10:45am PDT

Square Enix and IO Interactive have announced Hitman: Absolution, the fifth game in the silent assassin series. The game will launch on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 and will debut at E3 2011.


"I liked the first two Hitmen a lot, it was downhil from there for me. I guess I'm old for this ..."

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IO Interactive Lays Off 30; Rumored to be Due to Canceled Microsoft Project

By Brian Leahy, Nov 01, 2010 3:40pm PDT

Additional layoffs are being reported from Kane & Lynch and Hitman developer IO Interactive to the tune of 30 employees, reports Computerworld (via...


"Blizzard have monthly revenues that you can forecast out and actually predict the cash flow - ..."

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